Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking at NewYork-Presbyterian

Why Quit?

Deciding to quit smoking is one of the best choices anyone can make to improve their health. Quitting smoking can add up to eight years to a person's life and the changes can begin immediately:

  • Within 24 hours, the risk of heart attack drops.
  • In two to three weeks, lung function improves and walking is easier.
  • Within one year, risk of heart disease is cut in half.
  • Within five years, the risk of stroke is the same as that of a nonsmoker.

Why Join a Program?

The average smoker tries to quit six times before they successfully stop smoking. With supportive programs and medication, however, the chances of successfully quitting increase from just 5% to 40%. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers comprehensive stop-smoking services to help make the decision to quit a lasting one.

For more information on the benefits of quitting smoking, and how NewYork-Presbyterian can help, download a copy of the brochure "Live Smoke-Free" – PDF format.

Watch Our Video

Watch our patient education video, "You're Not Alone," to see how the NewYork-Presbyterian Smoking Cessation program can help your patients quit smoking.

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Classes and Counseling

Smoking cessation classes available through NewYork-Presbyterian include individual, group, and behavioral counseling sessions. Call the numbers listed below for more information on services or to make an appointment.

AIM Practice Smoking Cessation Clinic

622 West 168th Street, Vanderbilt Clinic, 2nd floor
Individual smoking cessation counseling appointments are offered on Mondays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Tel.: (212) 305-6354

CIMA Practice Smoking Cessation Class

505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 4th floor
Monthly group sessions are held on weekdays. Call for days and times.
Tel.: 212-746-2881


NewYork-Presbyterian physicians can prescribe a range of nicotine replacement products and smoking cessation medications. Therapies include:

  • Nicotine Patch
  • Nicotine Lozenges
  • Nicotine Gum
  • Nicotine Inhaler
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin or Zyban)
  • Varenicline (Chantix)

To find a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian, please use our Find a Physician directory or call (877) NYP-WELL (877-697-9355).

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