Back to School: Resources to Become Tobacco Free

Back-to-school season doesn’t have to mean back to cigarettes or back to vape products. Numerous free resources to become tobacco-free are available through the New York State (NYS) Smokers’ Quitline (Quitline) and its partners. One visit to nysmokefree.com or a call to 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) is all it

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Nurses Play a Crucial Role to Help Tobacco Users Improve Their Health

In today’s world of healthcare, a nurse is often the first professional patients see during routine care visits. For tobacco users needing treatment to overcome nicotine addiction, nurses play a vital role in facilitating successful outcomes. During this year’s National Nurses Week, the New York State Smokers’

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New York Quitcast

NYS Smokers Quitline Launches Audio/Video Podcast Series: NY Quitcast Online episodes geared toward assisting healthcare professionals with cessation efforts and helping smokers/vapers quit tobacco-use               BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sept. 22, 2020 – As part of its enhanced outreach efforts to both

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Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes

Governor Cuomo is calling for an end to the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but doesn’t go far enough, according to the American Heart Association. “We need to protect the health of all New Yorkers by prohibiting the sale of all flavors in all tobacco products,” said Caitlin

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WESTERN NEW YORK RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE ‘YEAR OF CESSATION’ MOVEMENT

While adult smoking rates are at all-time lows, the fight isn’t over to promote tobacco-free living in New York State. This is one of several reasons the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health designated 2019 as the “Year of Cessation.” With support from

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A call for action to promote lung health

By Shannon Traphagen Data from a 2016 behavioral risk factor surveillance survey along with the 2017 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s National Program of Cancer Registries shows that in Erie County, more than 39,000 people were diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) last

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