Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, killing 25,500 New Yorkers and 430,000 Americans every year. Quitting is the single best thing a smoker can do to improve their health and reduce their risk of dying from a smoking-related illness.
To help individuals quit smoking, St. Peter’s Health Partners offers the award-winning The Butt Stops Here program.
The program consists of seven 1-hour sessions and includes a workbook and two weeks of nicotine patches or gum. The group-supported program meets weekly and is led by a St. Peter’s Health Partners facilitator. The cost is $45, or $20 for Medicaid participants. For CDPHP participants the cost is free.
The Butt Stops Here will be offered at:
St. Peter’s Hospital Cancer Care Center
317 South Manning Blvd., Suite 100, in Albany
Meets from 6-7 p.m. on Mondays, January 8 – February 19
For more information or to register, please call 518-525-1827
St. Mary’s Hospital
1300 Massachusetts Ave., Leonard Boardroom, in Troy
Meets from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 20
For more information or to register, please call Theresa O’Callaghan at 518-268-6442
To learn more about quitting smoking, visit: www.quitsolutions.org