Welcome to the Center for Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes

The Center for a Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes (CTFFL) is one of eight contractor organizations in New York State funded by the Health Systems for a Tobacco Free New York (HSTFNY) through the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control. CTFFL serves 11 counties in the Finger Lakes Region of Western NY, including: Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties. Partners include all local Advancing Tobacco Free Communities, and the NYS Quitline and Quitsite. Target partnerships: Medical Health Care Systems, Behavioral Health Care Systems, Community Health Centers, and more. 

Partnering with CTFFL is free. Only evidence-based resources and strategies are used to assist health care systems in the design and implementation of best practice policies and guidelines that identify and effectively treat nicotine addiction, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Monroe County Medical Society’s Treatment Guide

We provide a free training called “Train-The-Trainer” for 15 to 60 minutes at a time of your convenience, (e.g., your morning meeting time or lunch hour). This model of training for your health system (in person or via zoom) can be scheduled by contacting us at (585) 802-9944 or via e-mail: Dr. Scott Mcintosh.  

Mission Statement

To improve the health of Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates County residents by optimizing policies, training strategies, performance evaluation, and access to resources (for providers and patients), and by assisting with the design and implementation of policy-based protocols to identify nicotine-dependent patients and clients at every encounter and to implement strategies to treat nicotine dependency. Resources are provided for health systems to quickly and easily refer their patients to evidence-based cessation services.