Quit Smoking at NewYork-Presbyterian
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, see the patient brochure:
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.
ACN Tobacco Cessation Services – NYP Columbia — Appointments are available at multiple locations across the Ambulatory Care Network. For specific locations and to schedule an appointment, call 1-866-463-2778. For providers, contact 646-317-7848.
ACN Tobacco Cessation Services – NYP Weill Cornell — Appointments are available at multiple locations across the Ambulatory Care Network. For specific locations, to schedule an appointment or to register for the next group workshop, please contact us:
New York-Presbyterian providers can prescribe a range of smoking cessation medications, including nicotine replacement products. Therapies include: