Smoking Cessation

Just Breathe

Quitting smoking is hard enough, but struggling with nicotine withdrawal while undergoing cancer treatment is a major challenge.

Roswell Park’s free cessation program, Just Breathe, offers individualized quit plans, behavioral counseling, cessation support, and assistance in accessing pharmacotherapy to all RPCI patients and their families. Free tobacco cessation classes are also available to everyone in the Western New York community. For more information, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724).

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Support and education for patients, family members and everyone in the community interested in quitting tobacco.

When: Mondays. Call Stephanie Segal at 716-845-8667 to register and confirm time.

Location: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Research Studies Center, Prevention Center Conference Room

Roswell Park's smoking cessation course can help you kick your tobacco habit. Stephanie, an RPCI Smoking Cessation Coach, and Sandie, a class participant, recently discussed the course with RPCI Cancer Talk.

Attendees will receive:

  • Nicotine assessment
  • Group support
  • Professional guidance
  • Effective quitting strategies
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Relapse prevention
  • Access to classes on smart phone or PC
  • Educational materials
  • Optional referral to the NYS Quitline
  • Medication referrals
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy
  • Information on e-cigarettes and vaping
  • Certificate of completion

New York State Smokers’ Quitline

Based at Roswell Park and supported by the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program, the NYS Smokers' Quitline has logged well over one million calls since its inception. Call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487). Roswell Park was the first health care facility in Western New York to go entirely smoke-free.

Roswell Park Cessation Services (RPCS) provides evidence-based, best practice tobacco cessation services to Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) employees, state quitlines, healthplans, and employer sponsored programs.