Out of respect for others and the environment, the College of Staten Island is a 100% Tobacco-Free Campus.
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.
Resources and program descriptions are as follows:
Health & Wellness Services
Wellness Drop-In Center 1C-111 (718) 982-3113
Nicotine Patch and gum are available at no cost to students as long as supplies last.
Employee Smoking Cessation Program (ESCAPE)
Tel: 212.676.2393 or Web: www.nyc.gov (enter “Department of Mental Health and Hygiene” in the search box and look under Help to Quit Smoking, and click Escape)
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.
CUNY Work/Life Program
Tel: 855-492-3633 or Web: www.deeroakseap.com (Go to Member Log in and use CSI as the username and password and 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 Deer Oaks. Deer Oaks 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.
For additional smoking cessation resources, visit the following:
- American Cancer Society
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Cancer Institute
- New York State Smoker’s Quitline
- NYC Quits!
For additional information visit the Tobacco-Free CUNY website.