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Out of respect for others and the environment, the College of Staten Island is a 100% Tobacco-Free Campus.
There are many resources for smokers who wish to cease smoking.
In recognition of the fact that smoking is an addictive habit and that persons who wish to quit smoking often need support, resources to assist with smoking cessation are provided to all members of the college community to assist with their individual goals.
New York City provides an array of free or low-cost programs and resources to assist with smoking cessation. In addition, CUNY employees have access to the CUNY/WorkLife Program and CSI students can use the Student Wellness Center for additional resources. Resources and program descriptions are as follows:
- CSI’s Student Health and Wellness Center
Tel: 718.982.3113 for an appointment at the Wellness/Drop-In Center (1C, Room 111.)
In collaboration with Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and ASSIST (Anti-Smoking Staten Island Support Team) CSI’s Student Wellness Center offers individual tobacco cessation education and counseling sessions, support groups, and referrals to the NYS Smokers’ Quit Line and other tobacco dependence treatment services. As long as supplies are available, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products will continue to be provided to students at no cost.
- Employee Smoking Cessation Program (ESCAPE)
Tel: 212.676.2393 or Web: www.nyc.gov (please enter “Department of Mental Health and Hygiene” in the search box and look under Services, Quit Smoking, Information for City Employees)
This program is a personalized and confidential service for New York City employees who would like to quit smoking. Support is provided by experienced Tobacco Treatment Specialists in person or by phone.
Tel: 800.833.8707 or Web: www.cuny.edu/worklife (please enter “smoking cessation” in the search box on the homepage).
CUNY’s faculty and staff and their family members are covered under this program. It’s a voluntary, free, and confidential benefit administered by Corporate Counseling Associates. CCA’s team of experienced counselors is available 24/7 to help assess needs and clarify options on an array of daily-life issues, including smoking cessation.
- Staten Island University Hospital – The Center for Complementary Medicine
Tel: 718.226.6951; 256 Mason Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305
This free program provides information and strategies needed to direct efforts to quit. As well, it focuses on development of coping techniques to better manage the physiological and psychological aspects of the addiction to tobacco.
New York City provides an array of free or low-cost programs and resources to assist with smoking cessation.
Please visit to learn more about them, or call 311.
Tel: 866.697.8487 or Web: www.nysmokefree.com and www.nyc.gov/apps/311.
New York State and City offer assistance to help people quit smoking. You can talk to a Quit Coach, receive a free starter kit of nicotine patches or gum, or visit the City’s Quit Smoking clinics to receive supportive counseling and medication to help quit smoking. Services are provided at little or no cost.
For addtional Cessation Resources, please visit the Healthy CUNY Website.