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Our Funding


The Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Health is 100% grant-funded. Currently, the Center’s funding comes exclusively from the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control. The Bureau is housed within the chronic disease division of the NYS DOH and is funded annually through a state appropriation of $41 million and a grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of $1.87 million. The tobacco control program was established in 2000 and built on an existing tobacco control infrastructure of state and community programs funded during the 1990s by the National Cancer Institute and the CDC. The bureau funds various tobacco prevention and cessation programs throughout New York State including the New York State Smokers’ Quitline.

*UPDATE* This year the funding for tobacco prevention and cessation is in jeopardy! Governor Cuomo's proposed budget for 2013-2014 eliminates the tobacco control line and lumps it in with chronic disease programs- all of which are facing a 10% cut in funding. Public health funding is in jeopardy. Learn more.


Cessation Rates Directly Related to Tobacco Control Program Funding

View the "Imporantace of Media" video to learn about the impact media, or lack of, has on Quitline access and call volume. 


Seton Health/St. Peter's Health Partners – Fiscal Agent


Seton Health is a comprehensive community-based health care system anchored by St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, New York. Seton’s mission, to serve all people with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, emphasizes “healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe and healthcare that leaves no one behind.”  Over 1,700 employees provide care at 20 sites in Rensselaer, Albany and southern Saratoga counties. 

Seton Health’s commitment to community health is evident in the array of outreach programs that have been developed over many years.  The “star” of these community health efforts has been the Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Health created in 2001.  Funded by a variety of grant funds, the Center has shown its creativity and flexibility as it has changed and adapted to improve and grow. The Center is now operating three distinct programs all of which are focused on public health initiatives.  A fourth grant funds community partnership efforts.