Talk to Your Patients

Smoking is an addiction. Treat it with medicine and counseling.

The New York State Health Department launched the “Treat Nicotine Addiction” media campaign targeting health care providers, urging them to help their patients overcome their nicotine addiction by treating it with medication and counseling, methods proven to work. For more information click here.





The New York State Smokers’ Quitline Has Your A’s Covered!

The Quitline offers healthcare providers an effective and efficient way to help tobacco-using patients stop smoking. The Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline recommends that providers:

  1. Ask about their tobacco use
  2. Advise them to Quit
  3. Assess for willingness to quit
  4. Assist in a quit attempt
  5. Arrange for follow-up
You Ask and Advise and we’ll do the rest. Send your tobacco-using patients to the Quitline and we will Assess, Assist and Arrange. Trained Quit Coaches will screen patients for FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) eligibility and provide cessation counseling. Eligible patients will receive NRT in the mail and an additional counseling call. Health providers will receive a patient progress report.


Healthcare Providers can:

Refer patients through our Refer-to-Quit program or “prescribe” patients to call the Quitline number.

Quitline RX pads are
available by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
Call us: 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or Click to Quit - Call Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri, Sat and Sun 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Taped message library and tip of the day - 24 hours /7 days Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Disabled: Call the NY Relay Service at
7-1-1 (Voice or TTY), give the operator the Quitline number. The NY State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. All rights reserved © Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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