Smoking Cessation at SUNY Upstate
Upstate supports you in quitting. Resources are available for all patients, visitors, employees and members of our community.
These resources are offered at no cost to you:
- Smoking Cessation Classes
- Nicotine Replacement Products (for employees, students, volunteers and their dependents)
- NY State Smoker's Quitline
- Resources (for visitors)
Meet the Smoking Cessation Program experts
Cynthia is certified by the Mayo Clinic as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She is a registered respiratory therapist and a registered pulmonary function technician, and is Upstate’s smoking cessation coordinator. She has been employed by Upstate for 25 years. She provides work site programming for employers who would like to support their employees as they attempt to quit their tobacco use, and she also coordinates the FREE community wide classes sponsored by the Advocates of Upstate.
Theresa Hankin is certified by the Mayo Clinic as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She is also a registered respiratory therapist. She is the campus resource for employees, students and volunteers as well as eligible dependents who would like help with tobacco cessation. She is available every Thursday for consultation.