Tobacco Cessation

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death; it leads to disease & disability and harms nearly every organ of the body (according to the CDC).  This page contains information regarding tobacco use of all kinds, including e-cigarettes and vaping.  Please use the information on this page to help quit.

For information on quitting vaping, including programs providing assistance for you or your child to get personalized text messages to help quit visit the NYS Smokers’ Quitline.  Need financial help to pay for medications that will help you quit?  Prescription cards are available!


Anyone experiencing symptoms who uses vape products should contact their healthcare provider immediately. Healthcare Providers should report possible cases to the local poison control center (1-800-222-1222). If individuals are concerned at all with their vaping device or products or just want more information, they can call the NYSDOH’s Vaping Hotline at 1-888-364-3046.

NYSDOH Get the Facts – Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) and Similar Vapor Products

CDC E-Cigarette, or vaping, products visual dictionary 

CDC Outbreak of Lung Disease Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General 

Talk with your Teen about E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents