The New York State Smokers’ Quitline

1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers call or click to quit services. Call to speak with a quit coach to quit tobacco or click for online information.

What is the Quitline?

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline is free and confidential service that provides effective stop smoking services to New Yorkers who want to stop smoking. The Quitline offers:

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  • Telephone coaching in English and Spanish. Translations through Language Line Services is available for other languages.
  • A starter kit of FREE nicotine replacement medications for eligible smokers.
  • Click to quit! Learn more and join here.
  • Provide coaching and NRT coverage for at least two quit smoking attempts per year.

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  • Learn the benefits of tobacco cessation coverage
  • Find links to resouces and your employer tool-kit
  • Learn how you can save with your tobacco benefit calculator

Thinking About Quitting? 

Know the Facts About Smoking Dangers First

Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS COMBINED.

The most common diseases caused by smoking are:

  1. Heart disease and stroke caused by inhaling carbon monoxide
  2. Lung cancer, caused by the carcinogens in the tar in cigarette smoke
  3. Cancer of the lip, mouth, throat, larynx, bladder, pancreas, stomach, kidney, and cervix, caused by exposure to the toxins in cigarette smoke
  4. Emphysema, caused by tar, and chronic bronchitis, caused by irritants in tobacco smoke
  5. Click here to see a list of cigarette ingredients – In our tobacco facts section.
A healthy lung A lung after years of smoking

Smokers are more likely to:

  • Get colds and flu
  • Have shortness of breath and wheezing
  • Get cataracts and macular degeneration
  • Have gum disease and yellow teeth
  • Have problems getting pregnant
  • Become impotent
  • Have problems sleeping or falling asleep
  • Have memory problems
  • Develop stomach ulcers
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Develop emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or asthma
  • Have diabetes complications
  • Have circulation problems
  • Develop premature facial wrinkles

Think Smoking Only Affects You?

Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to get:

  • Pneumonia
  • Ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Severe asthma
  • Behavior problems
  • Cavities

Adults exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have:

  • Heart disease
  • Lung cancer

Family pets exposed to second hand smoke are more likely to develop:

  • Breathing problems
  • Sinus/nasal infections
  • Nasal cancer
  • Lung cancer

 Request a Call

Give us your number, and a Quit Coach will call you to offer help or answer your questions.
Click here to request a call.


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