The Great American Smokeout®

The Great American Smokeout® was adopted by the American Cancer Society as an annual event that encourages smokers to quit smoking. By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. This November 19, take steps toward a healthier life by joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout®.

If you have questions or need help quitting smoking or tobacco use, EmblemHealth offers a free program* to help you quit. To learn more, New York State residents please call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487), non-residents of New York State, please call 1-877-500-2393, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 9 pm, Saturday between 9 am and 7 pm and Sunday between 9 and 5 pm. TTY/TDD users should call 711.

You can also find help by visiting:

Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
American Lung Association Roswell Park
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

* GHI City of New York PPO (employees and retirees) members should call the National Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).