Quit Smoking

You Can Do It - BRIDGES Can Help

Smoking Cessation Services

BRiDGES offers smoking cessation services for individuals and groups in Madison County. Smoking Cessation Specialist's can help individuals interested in quitting smoking develop a plan that will assist them in meeting their goals.

For more information call BRiDGES at 315-697-3947.

You can also get help to quit smoking by calling the New York State Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or go to their website at www.nysmokefree.com.

Tobacco Facts


  • Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States today, responsible for at least 430,000 deaths each year.

  • 7 out of 10 smokers want to quit, but feel they need help.

  • Adolescents who begin smoking are 3 times more likely to begin using alcohol.

  • Eighty-nine percent of people who smoke begin by age 18. Almost no one starts the smoking habit during adulthood.

  • Seventy percent of adolescent smokers say they would never have started if they could choose again.

  • Tobacco is responsible for nearly one in every five deaths in the United States. It is the largest cause of preventable death.

  • More than 400,000 people die every year from smoking-related diseases. That's more than from alcohol, crack, heroin, murder, suicide, car accidents, and AIDS combined!

Smoking is an addiction. You’re twice as likely to quit for good with treatment and medication.  Most health insurance, including Medicaid, cover medications.