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Mental Health & YouQuitting smoking is possible.

What to know

Quitting smoking makes a difference. By quitting, you can improve mental health and addiction recovery outcomes.

Most people with behavioral or mental health conditions want to quit smoking and want to know about services and resources that can help them quit successfully.

Quitting tobacco is hard for many people and can take several times before quitting for good.

If you or a loved one has a behavioral health condition, staying quit can sometimes involve additional challenges – but don’t let that stop you from trying!

CDC, Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) Campaign, Rebecca started smoking at age 16. At age 33, she was diagnosed with depression.

Help to quit

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

What you can do

Before you quit, talk with your healthcare providers –

Your primary healthcare provider

can find which stop–smoking medications may work for you and whether quitting may affect the dosage of additional medications you may be taking.

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Your behavioral health provider

can build the tools you need to problem-solve unique challenges you may face along the way.




Your doctor can also provide support and access to local resources, such as support from a Quit Coach.

Keep trying.

Remember, quitting smoking usually takes several tries. You will learn what works and doesn’t work for you at with each try. Don't get discouraged, and keep trying!
Today, there are more ways to help you quit than ever before. Your primary healthcare and behavioral care providers are there to help; there is no need to go through this alone.



For additional information on behavioral health conditions and tobacco use, visit https://www.samhsa.gov/atod/tobacco.


Last updated 6/1/2021 8:38 AM
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