Declare Your Freedom From Smoking Today

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BUFFALO, NY — July 4th celebrates Americans’ independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. Today approximately 48.1 million former smokers can celebrate their victory over tobacco addiction — and you can do it too. Join the thousands of Americans who have fought and won their independence from cigarettes. 

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline stands ready to help you win the battle with smoking by offering free help to quit. Trained Quit Coaches are guarding the phones, ready to share tips and advice on how to make a quit plan. A free 2- week starter kit of nicotine patches is available to help you fend off cravings and win the battle! 

If you are ready to declare your independence from smoking, contact the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487), or visit nysmokefree.com. Call hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Website services are available 24/7.

Your freedom from tobacco addiction is just a call or click away. Charge on!

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline, based at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is a service of the New York State Department of Health.

The mission of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Roswell Park, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit Roswell Park’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or email AskRoswell@Roswellpark.org.

Media Contact: 

Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager
716-845-8593; annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org