Healthcare professionals — doctors, nurses, mental health counselors, family health practitioners — are often in the best position to give advice on quitting smoking.
Research demonstrates that 50 percent of smokers who quit successfully did so with support and guidance from their primary healthcare provider.
Keeping up with the latest techniques, medications, and resources for quitting can be tough. Thankfully, the New York State Department of Health is promoting the Talk to Your Patients campaign.
Talk to Your Patients offers powerful tools for tobacco cessation, including effective treatments for nicotine addiction, medications, counseling, and more.
We all need to take a proactive role in helping people quit.
Health care systems that are interested in obtaining more information are encouraged to contact:
Clinton, Essex, Franklin, & St. Lawrence Counties
Health Systems Coordinator
(518) 891-5855 ext. 2
Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Warren & Washington Counties
Shannon Morrison-Gaczol, MS
Senior Program Coordinator