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New York State Smokers' Quitline Launches Audio/Video Podcast Series: ‘New York QuitCast’



Up to Three Months of Free Nicotine Gum Offered Through New York State Smokers' Quitline from Ro



New York City Cancer Collaborative Launches NYC No Tobacco Week 2020



New Law for New York State Pharmacies Could Lead to More People Quitting Smoking



Mental Health Month Has New Meaning for Current and Former Smokers in 2020



How to Curb Smoking and Vaping During the COVID-19 Pandemic



Quitline to New York Tobacco Users: Be Kind to Your Heart in February



2019-2020 Quit-Success Stories: Capital District, Central New York, Greater Rochester Area, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Manhattan, North Country, Western New York


New York QuitCast

A video news series by the New York State Smokers' Quitline. See the latest episodes on our YouTube channel or here at the News Room.

September 2020 | Gum Giveaway Offer

In this episode, we hear from the Quitline's Public Information Specialist, Tony Astran, MPA, APR, TTS. He discusses the Quitline’s ongoing nicotine gum promotion, which began in July. Throughout 2020 and while supplies last, smokers and vape-product users can receive up to three months of free nicotine gum by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visiting nysmokefree.com. The episode features a testimonial from Ellen W. in Long Island, who is celebrating nearly two years of smoke-free living thanks primarily to support from the Quitline and use of nicotine gum.

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July 2020 | Patient Referral Program

In this episode, we hear from two members of the Quitline's Marketing & Outreach Team: Paula Celestino, MPH, Client Relations and Outreach Director, and Patricia Bax, RN, MS, NCTTP, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. They explain the importance of the Quitline's Patient Referral Program, which is designed to be an adjunct to healthcare providers' efforts to help their patients stop smoking and ensure readily available support following healthcare visits.

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May 2020 | COVID-19 and Smoking Cessation

In this episode, we hear from Dr. Daniel Croft, MD, MPH, Senior Instructor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Croft explains the importance of quitting smoking, especially in light of COVID-19. He also provides guidance for healthcare professionals on treating tobacco- and nicotine-dependent patients, including referrals to the New York State Smokers' Quitline (1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)).

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Last updated 9/23/2020 7:44 AM
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