Smokers substantially reduce their risk of cancer and other diseases by quitting.
Community tobacco-cessation group classes
Web-based support and information
Community support for Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
- QuNitY: An online community for support that also sends messages to members.
- QuitGuide: A free app from smokefree.gov that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become
and stay smoke free. Use QuitGuide to track cravings by time of day and location.
Get inspirational messages for each craving you track to keep you focused and motivated
on your smoke-free journey.
- Quitter's Circle: A social quit app that engages both quitters and supporters to participate in the
- SmokefreeTXT: A program designed to send encouraging texts to those quitting smoking.
- Quitstart: An app from smokefree.gov for teens or adults who wish to quit smoking.
- SmokefreeUS: A Facebook page from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for how to quit smoking
that includes health information to encourage members to lead healthier, smoke-free
- LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach: Creates a personalized plan to help you quit smoking.
- A summary of several popular quit apps.
- UHS Fresh Start program: A *free, four-week program with registration required. Offered
several times throughout the year. Patient affiliation is not required. Visit uhs.net or call UHS Class Registration at 607-763-5092 for more information.
- Classes may also be offered on-campus. Participants enrolled in classes will receive
a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coupon they can redeem at a UHS pharmacy at no
cost. Contact the Employee Assistance Program for details.
- *Lourdes Freedom from Smoking program: An eight-week class with a $25 enrollment fee. After successful completion of the
program, the enrollment fee is refunded. Each class is two hours. Patient affiliation
is not required. To enroll or for more information, call 1-877-9LOURDES.
- Alcohol and Other Drugs programs and services: Addresses substance-related issues through education, support and communication.
Binghamton University's philosophy regarding substance use is firm in its commitment to foster an environment that promotes the health and well-being
of the entire community while responsibly and compassionately addressing use and abuse
of alcohol and other drugs. Located in CIW, TU-133. Call 607-777-3084.
- Campus Recreation: Offers many recreational and fitness services including intramurals, club sports,
group fitness classes, wellness services and more. Call 607-777-PLAY (7529).
- Decker Student Health Services Center: Provides currently registered Binghamton University students with primary care of
acute illness and injury, health education, women's health services (including birth
control), travel medicine, immunizations, HIV testing, psychiatric consultation and
laboratory services. All students are eligible to visit and all services are confidential.
Located in the Infirmary on the East Access Road above Dickinson Community/across from College-in-the-Woods. Call
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Provides confidential, professional, work-site based guidance at no cost to University
faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate student employees, retirees and their families.
EAP offers consultation, assessment and referrals to appropriate community and professional
resources as well as programs and workshops.
- Health Education and Health Promotion and Prevention Services: Provides Binghamton University students with the tools and information needed to
maintain good health. Offers individual and group tobacco cessation counseling for Binghamton students. Free tobacco quit kits are available in the Decker Student
Health Services Center and the Health Education office. Located in the Infirmary on
the East Access Road above Dickinson Community/across from College-in-the-Woods, Room
154. Call 607-777-2254.
- Tobacco Free Campus Initiative: Binghamton University will transition to a tobacco-free campus on August 1, 2017.
In preparation, the University will do all it can to support those who use tobacco products to eliminate their dependence
on them, if they so desire. This includes making smoking cessation programming and
non-prescription smoking cessation devices (patches, gum, lozenges, etc.) available
to faculty, staff, students and auxiliary services partners' employees.
- University Counseling Center: Provides comprehensive preventive and clinical services. Its goal is to enhance
the psychological well-being of undergraduate and graduate students so they can take
full advantage of the educational opportunities at the University. Individual and group sessions are available. Located in OO-264. Call 607-777-2772.
- Binghamton University's Healthy Practices Clinic provides individual tobacco-free support services for faculty, staff and students
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, in AB-331 (drop-in hours are 10-11 a.m.,
and appointments are available 11 a.m.-2 p.m). The clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners
and undergraduate nursing students from the Decker School of Nursing and is part of
Decker's Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program (ITURP). All services are free and confidential.
- American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking online program, designed for adults who want to quit smoking.
- American Cancer Society Workplace Solutions: Fresh Start, a group-based tobacco cessation support program.
- BeTobaccoFree.gov: Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It offers a variety
of resources including information about the health effects of smoking, how to quit
and how to support someone trying to quit.
- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Quit.com: A comprehensive email support program that assists consumers in planning their "quit"
with advice, testimonials and information. Coupon for Nicorette and NicoDerm CQ offered.
- New York State Smokers' Quitline: 1-866-NY-QUITS (697-8487). Affiliated with quit.com. Telephonic and web-based Quitline
and online community support. Call to qualify for nicotine patches. Will verify insurance
coverage for medications for Medicaid members. Downloadable support materials provided.
- Smokefree.gov: Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute.
More customized sites include: smokefreeVET, smokefreewomen, smokefreeteen, smokefreeespañol and smokefree60+.
- The EX Plan: A free, quit-smoking program that can show you a whole new way to think about quitting.
It's based on personal experiences from ex-smokers as well as the latest scientific
research from the experts at the Mayo Clinic.
- Community pharmacists: Trained as certified tobacco treatment specialists who can
deliver comprehensive counseling and behavioral support. To access these services,
contact the following:
- Walmart Pharmacy, Johnson City: Greg Lopez at 607-240-5047
- Walmart Pharmacy, Vestal: Kathy Hirst at 607-798-1544
- Rite Aid Pharmacy, Binghamton: Dan Prohotsky at 607-722-4221