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Past press releases and newsletters


Cold Turkey Is a Great Thanksgiving Leftover, but a Difficult Way to Quit Smoking

Support Available for New York State's Indigenous Peoples to Quit Commercial Tobacco

Starting This October, a Sign to Quit Smoking

Tobacco Excise Tax Increase Expected to Boost Attempts to Quit Smoking

Learn2QuitNY Text Program Ideal for Quitting Smoking during Summer Months

Contract Renewal Ensures Continued Support for Smokers Trying to Quit

Supporting People With Disabilities to Quit Smoking

Menthol Cigarettes Can Hasten Addiction and Complicate Quit-Attempts

2022-2023 Quit-Success Stories

Capital Region - Wilton: Press Release | Photo
Central New York - Syracuse: Press Release | Photo
Finger Lakes Region - Naples: Press Release | Photo
Mohawk Valley Region - Utica: Press Release | Photo
New York City - Brooklyn: Press Release | Photo one and two
New York City - Manhattan: Press Release | Photo
New York City - The Bronx: Press Release | Photo
North Country - Lake Placid: Press Release | Photo
Western New York - Amherst: Press Release | Photo


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.

August 2023 | Learn2QuitNY

In this episode, we learn about the benefits of Learn2QuitNY, a six-week comprehensive text messaging program from the Quitline. This free program includes daily motivational messages to empower participants to stay focused and build skills. Learn2QuitNY also helps participants work toward weekly goals, such as setting a date to quit, navigating stress, and envisioning improved health.
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March 2021 | Quitting during COVID-19

In this episode, we hear from Rose Aulino, RN, CHMN, TTS, Psychiatric Nurse and Tobacco Treatment Counselor at Columbia County Mental Health Center in Hudson, NY. She also is a member of the Quitline's Healthcare Professional Task Force. Rose discusses tips for smokers and vape-product users to become nicotine-free during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.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.

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Last updated 11/28/2023 1:27 PM
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