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Chronic Conditions Progress, not regress

Quitting tobacco makes a difference

Smoking and chronic or long-lasting disease can often go hand-in-hand.

The good news? Quitting smoking helps. Reducing your risk, improving treatment and your quality of life!

It is never too late
No matter how long you've smoked, quitting can help improve your health.
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Your body begins healing soon after you quit, and will continue to heal the longer you’re smoke–free. Quitting smoking can mean improving treatment, managing your condition better, and stopping symptoms.
Your first defense
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic condition and are currently taking medications to manage your condition, remember to talk with your healthcare provider before quitting smoking.

Why? When you quit, changes to nicotine levels in the body may impact the effectiveness of medications. Your healthcare provider is the best person to help you quit smoking safely and effectively.

Help to quit

Free, confidential, evidence-based help to quit smoking, vaping, or tobacco for New Yorkers.

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