RESOURCES

Smoking Cessation Programs

Tobacco is very addictive. Don't be hard on yourself if at first you don't succeed. It takes the average adult 7-9 quit attempts before success is reached. Smoking cessation programs can give you the support you need to be successful.

New York State Smokers' Quitline

Provides FREE telephone cessation counseling. Most smokers also qualify for FREE nicotine replacement patches, lozenges or gum.

Call the New York State Smokers' Quitline at
1-866-NY-QUITS
1-866-697-8487

Or visit www.nysmokefree.com

Broome County Health Department

For Information call 607-778-3068

CD Available: A new CD on "How to stop smoking in 5 easy lessons" is available for loan. For information call 607-778-3068.

Tioga County Health Department

For information call: 607-687-8607.

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network

Quit Kit Program for Pregnant Women, Parents and Caregivers This program involves receiving materials in the mail and weekly phone counseling.
Cost: Free
Location: Your own home
For Information call: 607-772-0517 or 800-231-0744

UHS Stay Healthy Center at the Oakdale Mall

Individual Smoking Cessation Counseling
Format: One-on-one telephone counseling
Cost: Free
For Information call: 607-763-5555

Reports

New York State Tobacco Control Program

For a comprehensive list of reports available through the New York State Tobacco Control Program, visit the NYS Department of Health website.

Organizations/Resources

Action on Smoking and Health
A national charitable antismoking & nonsmokers' rights organization providing "Everything for people concerned about smoking and nonsmokers' rights, smoking statistics, quitting smoking, smoking risks, and other smoking information." www.ash.org

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. www.cancer.org

American Lung Association of NYS
The American Lung Association of New York State (ALANYS) works to promote lung health and prevent lung disease and is in the forefront on tobacco and environmental health issues. ANANYS' public policy efforts have fueled the fight against Big Tobacco and they organize an e-advocacy group through which you can get involved.
www.lungusa.org

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation. www.no-smoke.org

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is on the front lines of tobacco prevention. They provide the tools, information, news and support you need to take an active role in the fight against youth tobacco addiction. They also provide suggestions and assistance for other projects you can undertake in your community to help keep kids tobacco-free. www.tobaccofreekids.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Smoking & Tobacco Use web site provides easy access to a comprehensive collection of data, data sources, publications, and products on a wide range of topics including Health Effects, Secondhand Smoke, Youth Tobacco Prevention, Tobacco Industry and Products, Smokeless (Oral) Tobacco and Smoking Cessation. www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Expose Big Tobacco
Provides information on how the tobacco industry reaches into our communities to normalize and promote smoking and ideas on how you can take action. www.exposebigtobacco.com

Reality Check New York State
Youth Empowerment Initiative that mobilizes New York teens to refuse to allow the tobacco industry to manipulate them into smoking. They expose the shady practices of the tobacco industry in their relentless efforts to addict young people in order to replace their dying customers. www.realitycheckny.org

For more information on Smoke Free Housing in New York State go to: www.smokefreehousingny.org


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