Resources for Students
To Help You Quit
A number of campus and community resources are available to help UAlbany students manage their tobacco use. The following resources have been gathered to help you in your journey toward smoking cessation:
NYS Smokers' Quitline
This quitline serves New York residents, including UAlbany students who can provide a NY State address and live on campus most days out of the year.
This national quitline service will direct you to the appropriate quitline based on the area code from which you are calling. If you call from a NY area code, you will be directed to the NYS Smokers’ Quitline.
- 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
LiveHelp Chat is a one-on-one online chat service staffed by real people and is provided by the National Cancer Institute.
From the App Store description:
"QuitGuide is a free smartphone app that can help you quit smoking. You can track your cigarette cravings and moods, monitor your progress toward achieving smokefree milestones, discover your reasons for quitting smoking, identify smoking triggers and develop strategies to deal with them, get expert guidance on how to quit smoking and address nicotine withdrawal, and access a variety of other strategies to help you successfully become and stay smokefree. QuitGuide provides tips to use during cravings. Use these tips to help you manage your mood and stay smokefree. QuitGuide also gives you the ability to track cravings by time of day and location, so you can receive support when and where you need it. To get more tips and support, you can also visit the smokefree.gov website. QuitGuide is a product of Smokefree.gov (SfG)—a smoking cessation resource created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with tobacco control professionals and smoking cessation experts and with input from ex-smokers."
From the App Store description:
"quitSTART is a free app made for teens who want to quit smoking, but adults can use it too. This app takes the information you provide about your smoking history and gives you tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges to help you become smokefree and live a healthier life.
quitSTART helps you:
From the App Store Description:
"This is the stop smoking app that science built. Over 20 different, evidence-based, techniques to help you become - and stay - smoke free. See how much money you've saved, how many cigarettes you've not smoked, how long you've been smoke free, how much life you've regained and how your health is improving.
Log your cravings, get tips on dealing with them, use the map to see where they congregate, the notes to see what patterns can be identified and the graph to see how they're decreasing.
All this is free to use and entirely free of ads. If you need extra help giving up smoking our missions could be just what you need, as they've been proven to double your chances of quitting. No other app can promise you this.
We proved the missions worked by performing a rigorous scientific experiment. As far as we know, this is the first ever randomised control trial run entirely within an app. Its success means we want to run many more and our goal is to constantly make our app more effective
This is all entirely voluntary and you can download the app without taking part in the experiment. Your data will be kept anonymous and you can delete it at any time. But we really hope you do take part because everyone who does will help the quitters who follow. So do yourself a favour by quitting smoking. And do your fellow smokers a favour by helping them understand how it's done."
- Location: Counseling and Psychological Services
- Learn the necessary tools to successfully quit tobacco.
- Open to all UAlbany Students.
- For more information, contact Dr. Brian Freidenberg.
- Click here for the flyer.
- Support group for quitting
- Most people are eligible for the patch or gum through this program
- St. Peter's Hospital Cancer Care Center
317 South Manning Blvd.
To register call Anne Lawton at 518-525-1827
- St. Mary's Hospital
1300 Massachusetts Ave.
To register call Therese O'Callaghan at 518-268-6442
- McClellan Street Health Center
Sleep Center Conference Room (4th Floor)
600 McClellan Street
Schenectady, NY 12304
To register call Kathy at 518-831-6957 or visit their website
Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)
- Free 12-step based program
- Bethany Reformed Church
760 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Call 518-368-6210 for more information
The Courage to Quit
- Capital City Rescue Mission
259 South Pearl Street
Thursdays at 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Capital City Rescue Mission Schenectady
425 Hamilton Street
Mondays at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Quit for Life
- Free cessation program
- Glens Falls Hospital's CR Wood Cancer Center Library
100 Park St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
To register or for more info call (518) 926-6629
As a UAlbany student, you may be eligible for group counseling to help with smoking cessation.
Brian Freidenberg, Ph.D.
Addictive Behaviors Specialist
Counseling and Psychological Services
400 Patroon Creek Boulevard Suite 104
Albany, NY 12206
As a UAlbany student, you may be eligible for medical assistance through Student Health Services, including nicotine replacement therapy and prescription medication.
For more information, contact Student health Services at:
Student Health Services
400 Patroon Creek Blvd
Albany, NY 12206
PHONE (518) 442-5454