We celebrate freedom every day. Freedom from tobacco, that is. But on the 4th of July, we celebrate it even more. 

Between family barbecues and firework blasts, we celebrate all the laws that have been passed that allow freedom from secondhand smoke.

We celebrate the freedom to speak out against Big Tobacco and their deceitful marketing tactics, like our Reality Check teens do in this video.

And, we celebrate the research scientists we work with at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their indisputable science-based evidence frees us to educate, engage and take action in our communities.

In freedom, there are endless opportunities. Improved health, discovering your potential, breaking out into new frontiers.

If you smoke, why not use July 4th to declare your independence from tobacco? Quitting at any age and time is beneficial, but the sooner the better. While breaking the addiction is harder for some people than others, more than half of all adults who ever smoked have succeeded in quitting. Don’t give up. Declaring your independence from tobacco can help you enjoy a fuller, healthier life. Contact your doctor or call New York State Smokers Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8497). Or, visit NYSmokeFree.com and get started today.