Press Release: As part of its ongoing commitment to promote tobacco cessation efforts, the NYS Quitline launched a fully updated, redesigned, and mobile-ready website with enhanced visuals, easier-to-read text, and more intuitive navigation that will help visitors quickly find the latest resources on tobacco cessation. The website also has messages throughout the site encourages tobacco users and healthcare professionals to speak to one another for greater chances of quit-success.
“Cigarette smoking causes approximately 28,000 deaths statewide each and every year. Countless New Yorkers have used the Quitline to help them quit smoking. Besides the support of our trained Quit Coaches at 866-NY-QUITS, it’s critical for the Quitline to offer an effective 24/7 online resource in the fit against tobacco,” said Andrew Hyland, PhD, Chair of Health Behavior at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Director of the Quitline. “Our website at nysmokefree.com has an entirely new look, refreshed materials and added resources – which will greatly help both those looking to break nicotine addiction and healthcare professionals who assist tobacco-using patients in the quest to achieve and maintain tobacco-free lives.”
In addition to a new logo and color scheme, the website now includes an Online News Room to provide members of the media and healthcare professionals stay informed about the latest tobacco cessation news in New York State. The News Room includes helpful tools such as Experts Database, a sign-up form for e-newsletters, and a press release archive. The nysmokefree.com website also includes a special sub-section for healthcare professionals that is geared toward helping them deliver quality tobacco dependence treatment to their patients, including step-by-step information on how to use the Quitline’s Patient Referral Program. Links to peer-reviewed resources are available for topics such as prescribing stop-smoking medications, billing codes, and healthcare system-wide solutions.
Source: New York State Smokers’ Quitline Launches Enhanced Website, NYS Smokers’ Quitline – August 20, 2018