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The Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Health covers an eight-county region including Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Greene, Columbia, Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware Counties. The Center addresses and treats tobacco dependence to prevent premature death from many chronic conditions including heart disease, stroke, pulmonary diseases and lowers the risk of certain cancers. To combat these diseases, the Center for Smoking Cessation at Seton Health provides educational and supportive programs and services to health care professionals and members of the community.

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New Location for the Butt Stops Here Announced

We are now proud to offer The Butt Stops Here smoking cessation program at Albany Medical Center! A Butt Stops Here group is now held on Monday evenings from 6 PM– 7 PM at this location. The program is run by seasoned Butt Stops Here facilitator,  John Nash.

The Butt Stops Here cessation program is now on-going and particpants may register at any time. To register please call (518) 459-2550. Albany Medical Center's meeting location is 43 New Scotland Ave, Physician's Pavilion Entrance, Room A418.


Champions Recognized

A select few sites are recognized annually by the Cessation Center at Seton Health for achieving important milestones in tobacco control. This year, three groups were awarded our '2012 Champion Award' for outstanding work in addressing tobacco use with patients, adopting tobacco-free policies and assisting both staff and clients with quitting. Read more about those recognized here.