As the leading cause of preventable death, smoking kills 25,500 New Yorkers and 430,000 Americans every year. Quitting is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and reduce your risk of dying from a smoking related illness.
The Butt Stops Here program began in 2001 and has provided services to over 7,000 residents in the Capital District. 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 4-6 week supply of nicotine patches or gum to those who qualify.
In addition, we provide a workbook, relaxation CD, and a “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 two locations in the Capital District. For more information or to register, call:
- St. Mary’s Hospital: (518) 268-5727
- 1300 Massachusetts Ave. Troy – Class meets on Tuesday evenings
- St. Peter’s Cancer Center: (518) 525-1827
- 317 South Manning Blvd. Albany – Class meets on Mondays evenings
- $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
The Courage to Quit Program
Additional cessation programs are held weekly at both the Capital City Rescue Mission and the City Mission of Schenectady. Both programs are free and open to the public.
City Mission of Schenectady – 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
- Meets every Monday 6:30-7:30pm
Capital City Rescue Mission – 259 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
- Meets every Thursday 7:00-8:00pm
The Butt Stops Here Worksite
The Butt Stops Here Program is conveniently available on-site for businesses interested in providing cessation services in the workplace. Helping your employees quit smoking not only helps to save their lives but also saves over $4,000 per year in lost productivity and health care costs.
For more information about our programs, contact us at (518) 459-2550.