Need Help To…

Quit Smoking

Talk to your health care provider about quitting and medications that might be right for you. For additional help, call the New York State Smokers’ Quitline for free help in English and Spanish at 1-866-NYQUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visit

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline provides individualized coaching and a free starter kit for eligible smokers who are trying to stop smoking. Visit NYC Quits for local resources including locating a Quit Smoking Program Site and signing up for the Text NYC Quits program


Inform a Loved One

It can be difficult to help a loved one kick their nicotine addiction. There are resources to help everyone.


Inform a Community Member or Group

The NYC Smoke-Free team meets with community members, influential leaders, local lawmakers, community boards, and others from every every borough. Get in touch with our Community Engagement Managers in your borough to learn how to spread the word about tobacco-free norms where you live work and play.


Resolve a Smoking Issue in My Building

Are you experiencing tobacco smoke-pollution where you live? Are you interested in adopting a smoke-free housing policy for your building(s)? Do you want to start the conversation with your neighbors, resident board or landlord about going smoke-free? Check out the tool kits and guides. Need more help? Contact our team in your borough to get more information.


Resolve a Smoking Issue in My Place of Business

A recent survey shed light on attitudes of most New Yorkers, including a large number of smokers and e-cigarette users, favor New York City policies that prohibit smoking and vaping outside workplace entrances and on workplace grounds. Adopting a Tobacco-Free Outdoor Air policy are the first steps to making your workplace free of smoke-pollution, and increase cleaner air. Check out the TFO Workplace Policy Guide. You can also contact your borough office for further technical assistance.


Resolve a Smoking Issue at My School

Connect with our RC Youth Engagement Manager in your borough to become a student advocate and educate your friends and peers on the dangers of smoking and vaping,