If you are a smoker, even if you smoke only a few cigarettes a day, quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do for your health and the health of your family members. No matter how long or how much you have smoked, it is never too late to stop. There are health benefits to quitting no matter your age.

Ready to quit? The NYS Smokers' Quitline provides free individual phone coaching in multiple languages, plus a free starter kit of quit-smoking medications for eligible smokers. Apply now: call 311 or 1-866-NY-QUITS or visit the NYS Smokers' Quitline.

We can help you quit smoking and stay smoke-free for good. Find information on how to quit, how to cope with common nicotine withdrawal symptoms and locate a quit smoking program near you.

It is hard to quit smoking. Most people try several times before they are able to quit for good. The good news is – although it’s hard, it can be done. To connect with other quitters and read inspirational stories of other New Yorkers who have quit for good, visit our NYC Quits Smoking - I Quit Because Facebook page.