Smoking Cessation

How to get started

Binghamton University's EAP program is interested in helping you become free of tobacco to pursue a better quality of life. Smoking is related to many chronic illnesses including heart and lung diseases, diabetes and certain cancers to name just a few. Current consumers need to know there are avenues, resources and benefits out there to begin the challenging process of quitting.

The following websites, local resources and benefits are available. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Binghamton University EAP offices at 607-777-6650 make an appointment. We would be happy to assist you.

Hospitals offering support:

UHS Stay Healthy Center, Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, NY, 607-763-5555

Local support groups for smokers:

UHS Binghamton General Hospital
Mitchell Avenue, Phelps Hall
Tribles Conference Room
Binghamton, NY 13905
Smoking cessation support group (fee attached)

Lourdes Wellness Center
1020 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY
607-754-6043
Program: Acupuncture (individual $50)

Mothers and Babies Prenatal Network
Quit Kit Program
45 Lewis Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-772-0517

Nicotine Anonymous
UHS Binghamton General Hospital
Mitchell Avenue, Phelps Hall
Tribles Conference Room
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-772-1418 or 607-762-2274
Support meetings (group fee)

UHS Stay Healthy Center
Oakdale Mall
607-763-6722
Program: Teen Smoking Cessation

The Tobacco Cessation Center
33-57 Harrison Street
Johnson City, NY 13790
607-763-5555

Other useful resources in the area:

Quit smoking kit and materials
Broome County Health Department
225 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-778-3068

Smoking Cessation Program
VA Hospital
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-772-9100

For help within New York state:

  • Visit the New York State Smoker's Quitline at 1-866-NYQUITS. You can access tips, support and nicotine patches.

  • For reports, articles and additional local resources, click on www.gobroomecounty.com/tfbt/resources.

  • The Cleveland Clinic has an excellent site that explains the link between stress and smoking. It provides some useful strategies and education in the pursuit of a tobacco-free lifestyle. 

  • The American Cancer Society provides information regarding the specific types of cancer associated with the use of tobacco products. Under the stay healthy tab there is a cost calculator for smokers.

  • The Center For Disease Control presents a comprehensive website with a section on the health benefits of quitting as well as youth tobacco prevention. 

  • The Lung Association website spells out warning signs of lung disease and how to prepare for the next step. It offers a free and confidential LUNG HELP LINE at 1-800-LUNGUSA (586-4872) where there are registered nurses, respiratory therapists and quit smoking specialists who are available for counseling from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Last Updated: 11/12/14