All New York City government employees are eligible for free support and services to stop smoking through New York City’s ESCAPE program. Smoking cessation support includes recommendations on the best approaches, counseling, and/or medications. The program is a personalized and confidential service to meet every individual’s needs.
Smoking is the nation’s leading cause of preventable death. It causes heart disease, stroke, diabetes, emphysema, and lung and other cancers. Quitting will reduce your risk of developing these illnesses. Whether you are a light or heavy smoker, your health improves as soon as you stop smoking.
As we advance the NextGeneration NYCHA vision of safe, clean, and connected communities, the health and safety of NYCHA employees is a major priority. If you are considering quitting smoking, check out the City’s ESCAPE program.
For more information or to enroll, call 212-676-2393 to make an appointment. The program also has drop-in hours at Long Island City on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, 42- 09 28th Street, 11th floor, Queens, NY 11101.