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Smoking Cessation Program - Patient Referral

Chinese American Medical Society is partnering with Asian Americans for Equality [AAFE] and NYU Langone Health to pilot a free smoking cessation counseling referral service for patients of CAMS physicians in Lower Manhattan. CAMS physicians who have patients who want to quit smoking and need support will be able to make direct referrals to AAFE’s free Smoking Cessation Program.

AAFE’s smoking cessation program aim to increase tobacco cessation and decrease exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, a healthier body and a smoke free home. AAFE’s Smoking Cessation Program offers free counseling through an empathetic approach using Motivational Interview techniques in order to help Chinese smokers who reside in Chinatown and other areas in the Lower East Side, Sunset Park and Red Hook quit or reduce smoking. In our counseling sessions, AAFE’s Smoking Cessation Navigator helps smokers identify triggers and stressors that cause the urge to smoke in their daily lives. At the same time the Navigator also introduces and educates smokers about Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products and the benefits of using them. AAFE offers free NRT in the form of nicotine patches and/or gums for smokers who enroll in the program. The counseling session is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishanese, and Fujianese.

CAMS Physicians that are interested in participating in this program would need to have patients that meet the following criteria:

  • Age 18 years
  • Current smoker
  • Interested or ready to quit smoking cigarettes
  • Resident of Manhattan (Chinatown/Lower East Side) or Brooklyn (Sunset Park/Red Hook)

For more information, please contact Jamie Love jlove@camsociety.org

Start Referring Patients today! 

Complete the patient referral form: https://bit.ly/SmokingCessationReferral

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