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BREAK THE HABIT FOR FREE!
Smoking Cessation Program

Oswego Health supports the successful programs offered by smokefree.gov.

To access these programs, please click here: www.smokefree.gov . Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

In addition to these programs, Oswego Health’s certified smoking cessation counselors are ready to help you in your journey to kick the smoking habit. To receive free confidential help, please fill out the fields below.

If you made it your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking, Oswego Health is offering a free, online program that offers you the tools to kick the habit and support from certified smoking cessation counselors.

Through Oswego Health’s website, www.oswegohealth.org residents can access information on smoking and how to quit in the privacy of their homes. Complimenting the online program are Oswego Health’s smoking cessation counselors who are available to offer advice and support. More information on how to contact a smoking cessation counselor is available on the website.

In addition to the online program, Oswego Health offers smoking cessation classes. For more information on these classes, please call 349-5513.

Oswego Health lists tobacco use as one of its three selected prevention agenda items in its state-required Community Service Plan (CSP). The CSP outlines Oswego Health’s goals and the programs to be undertaken to reduce the community’s smoking rate, as well as other health risk factors. A report conducted by the University of Wisconsin/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reported in 2012 that 33 percent of Oswego County residents smoke. The New York State rate for smoking is 18 percent.

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