IT'S A FACT: Smoking is the #1 leading cause of Preventable Illness and Death in the United States and claims the lives of over 472,000 Americans every year. Smoking is associated with 21 serious diseases and 12 different types of cancer. Don't become another tobacco company casualty. If you smoke you have the power to take back your health and your life. There are a lot of great resources on this site, with many more available. For free and confidential assistance and support, call the NYS Quitline at 1-866-697-8487 or visit NYSmokeFree.com
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Smokers: Check out American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking Online
Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
Sign up for SmokefreeTXT
SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
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Check out the great resources on this site.
Tobacco Companies Spent 2 1/2 Million Dollars a Day Marketing Their Products to Kids in Order to Recruit New Smokers. Get the Facts...
E-Cigarettes are Not Safe. They are a High-Performance, Electronic Nicotine Delivery System
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you're a parent, it is especially important to increase your awareness about the dangers of vaping, and the use of e-cigarettes, hookahs, and hookah pens in addition to the dangers of cigarettes. For examples of the products youth are using, visit http://hookahpencentral.com.
Currently more teens use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and data indicates that e-cigarette use can be a gateway to the use of regular cigarettes by teens.
A 2015 study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that low perception of harm by teens and parents, low peer disapproval of use, and peer use all were factors associated with the use of e-cigarettes by teens
Get ready to quit with tips and information to prepare you for becoming smokefree
Monitor your progress and earn badges for smokefree milestones and other achievements
Get back on track if you slip and smoke
Manage cravings and bad moods in healthy ways
Distract yourself from cravings with games and challenges
Store helpful tips, inspirations, and challenges in your Quit Kit
Share your progress and favorite tips through social media
See Aaliyah's Award Winning Video Poem that She Wrote After Losing Her Father to Cancer as a Result of Smoking
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Signs Local Law to Protect Kids from Tobacco Marketing Designed to Recruit Them to Become New Smokers
More Great Resources:
I'm Ready to Quit! is a quick-access page on the Tips Web site that offers quitting help by telephone, text, and on the Web
BeTobaccoFree.gov is the Department of Health and Human Services' comprehensive Web site providing one-stop access to tobacco-related information from across its agencies. This consolidated resource includes general information on tobacco as well as federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
espanol.smokefree.gov is a Spanish-language quitting site.
SmokefreeWomen provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying to quit smoking.
Quit Tobacco: Make Everyone Proud is a Department of Defense-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking[PDF–178 KB] is an easy-to-read guide issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
SfT (SmokefreeTeen) is a site devoted to helping teens quit smoking.
SmokefreeTXT is a teen texting program.
How to Quit provides more useful information from CDC to help you quit.