The Butt Stops Here

The Butt Stops Here program began in 2001 and has provided services to over 7,000 residents in the Capital District and beyond. Many people have become certified facilitators through our Facilitator Training, and are now able to offer the program in various locations.  Our unique seven week program offers a combination of group support and education to assist you in your journey to quit smoking. We also provide a 2-week supply of nicotine patches or gum to those who qualify.

In addition, we provide a workbook, relaxation CD and “survival kit.” The program is led by our highly skilled and experienced facilitators, many of whom are former Butt Stops Here participants.

The program meets once a week at a few locations in the Capital District.  For more information or to register, call:

  • Virtual groups 2020:  sphp.com/classes-events or 518-459-2550
  • *The Krause Center, The Berkshire Room, 2212 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180:  sphp.com/classes-events or (518) 268-6442
    •  All sessions are 3:30-4:30 pm
    • Tuesday January 21, 2020-Tuesday March 3, 2020
    • Thursday April 9, 2020-Thursday May 21, 2020
    • Tuesday June 16, 2020-Tuesday July 28, 2020
    • Thursday October 8, 2020-Thursday November 19, 2020
  • *St. Peter’s Hosptial: sphp.com/classes-events or (518) 525-1827
    • 317 South Manning Blvd. Albany in the Radiation Waiting Room
    • All sessions are Mondays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    • January 6, 2020-February 17, 2020
    • March 2, 2020-April 13, 2020
    • April 27, 2020-June 15, 2020
    • July 6, 2020-August 17, 2020
    • September 14, 2020-October 26, 2020
    • November 2, 2020-December 14, 2020

*Fee Schedule for The Krause Center and St. Peter’s Hospital groups

  • $45 per 7 sessions
  • $20 for Medicaid enrollees
  • Program fee is covered by some insurance plans
  • Payment can be made by cash or check at first session
  • Ellis Medicine: 518-831-6957
    • McClellan Street Health Center, 600 McClellan Street, Schenectady
  • MVP:  visit mvphealthcare.com and select Members, then Health and Wellness, then Sign up for MVP Well-Being Programs
  • Bassett Healthcare Network:  to register visit http://www.bassett.org/medical/services/womens-health/smoking-cessation/
    • For more information visit the above website, or call 1-800-BASSETT (1-800-227-7388)
  • St. Mary’s Healthcare: (518) 841-7448
    • 427 Guy Park Ave Amsterdam, New York

Helpful links:

Youth and Quitting: http://healthprograms.org/quit-now/youth-quitting/

NYS Smokers’ Quitline: http://healthprograms.org/quit-now/nys-smokers-quitline/

Tools to help you quit smoking:  http://healthprograms.org/quit-now/tools-to-help-you-quit-smoking/

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