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Want to Quit Smoking?

If you are a smoker, or other user of tobacco, then quitting is the best thing that you can do for your health. Quitting smoking also will benefit the health of those around you, particularly your family and loved ones with whom you spend the most time. Your co-workers will also benefit. Even if you do not smoke directly near someone, the toxic chemicals released when you smoke become attached to you and your clothing and travel with you wherever you go. This exposes those around you to the bad effects of smoke.

Quitting is not easy, but it can be done. Many people fail on the first, and even on many subsequent attempts. But please do not give up. It is worth the effort. Many services are available to help. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Your personal physician can help. Local hospitals and health departments can help. There are many private clinics that can help. Free nicotine replacement therapy is available. Other prescription medications also are available. 

SUNY Cortland students can get help on campus through the Student Health Service and the Health Promotion Office. Please call to schedule an appointment to talk about what help we can provide.

SUNY Cortland employees can get assistance through the EAP program. Cortland Regional Medical Center provides classes to help you quit. Call 607-756-3807 for more information. Free nicotine replacement therapy also can be obtained through the NYS quitline (see nyssmokefree link below).

The following websites are just a few of the many resources available to help you quit. If you are reading this, then this is the most important thing you may ever do in your life. Remember, be strong and keep trying, and you will be successful.  Congratulations on making this decision to quit. Good luck on your journey.

Please visit the SUNY Cortland Tobacco-Free website.

www.nysmokefree.com

www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm

http://www.cortlandregional.org/patientcare/respiratory-care.cfm

www.tobaccoquitter.com

www.quitsmokingstop.info/quit-smoking-clinics/new-york/