Breathe Easy

EmblemHealth celebrates this annual event that encourages smokers to quit!

Take steps toward a healthier life by joining the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout ®. By quitting — even for one day — you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk.

According to the ACS, “Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.” It results in approximately 480,000 premature deaths and more than $300 billion in direct health care expenditures and productivity losses each year.

“We encourage those individuals who have even the slightest thought about quitting, to do it! It’s a step in the right direction towards a healthier you,” commented Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra, AdvantageCare Physicians.

If you have questions or need help quitting smoking or tobacco use, EmblemHealth offers a free program to help you quit. Learn more at

AdvantageCare Physicians is a multi-specialty physician practice delivering comprehensive, community-based care in convenient locations throughout the New York metropolitan area.