WTEN: St. Peter’s Health Partners Offering Free Registration for its Virtual Smoking Cessation Program

Erin Sinisgalli, director of community health programs for St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP), appeared on WTEN/News 10 to discuss SPHP’s support for the Great American Smokeout, a day created by the American Cancer Society to encourage people to quit smoking.

From the story:

Since April SPHP’s The Butt Stops Here has been offered virtually to those looking for support quitting smoking. Director of Community Health Programs, Erin Sinisgalli, said the amount of people who have been participating in the virtual program has been surprising.

The program has been successful, especially reaching those in rural areas or those who cannot drive, and right now registration is free. Participants have said it’s a good time to quit because they have the extra time and some are worried about serious complications if they contract COVID-19, according to Sinisgalli.

The New York Smoker’s Quit Line is also helping people quit smoking by giving out three months of nicotine gum for free to callers.

Click here to watch WTEN’s report.

Erin Sinisgalli, director of Community Health Programs for SPHP

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