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
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:
- Ask about their tobacco use
- Advise them to Quit
- Assess for willingness to quit
- Assist in a quit attempt
- Arrange for follow-up
and we’ll do the rest.
Send your tobacco-using patients to the Quitline and we will Assess
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.
Patient Referral Forms and Quitline RX pads are
available by calling