ESCAPE (Employee Smoking Cessation Assistance Program) is a resource available at no charge to all eligible New York City employees who would like to quit smoking.
According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, whose website features this information, making a decision to quit is the first and most important step in successfully quitting. You will talk with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, who will ask questions about your smoking history and your health. Based on the information you provide, the Tobacco Treatment Specialist will make recommendations on the best approaches for quitting smoking and help you choose the best treatment.
The recommendations may include no-cost nicotine replacement therapies and/ or non-nicotine pharmacotherapy medications and/or counseling.
The ESCAPE program is a personalized and confidential service to meet your needs.
To enroll in ESCAPE, call the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at 212-676-2393 to make an appointment.