Local Cessation Resources

FREE NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT) PATCHES
CALL 800-QUIT NOW (800-784-8669)

 

Why is Pennsylvania offering free NRT to tobacco users?

  • Cessation coaching combined with NRT is proven to increase the chances of successfully quitting tobacco use.

  • Each year, this program has helped thousands of PA residents successfully quit tobacco use.

  • It's economical -- studies have shown that investing in tobacco cessation programs can return two to three times the investment in reduced health insurance and health care costs.

 

Who is eligible for free NRT?

Any PA resident, aged 18 or older, who wants to quit using tobacco and who calls the PA Free Quitline (800-QUIT NOW or 800-784-8669) will be eligible if they:

  • Complete the registration process. This step takes on average 10-12 minutes; all caller identification information is kept confidential. Information on tobacco use is used to improve tobacco prevention and cessation services throughout Pennsylvania.

  • Complete at least one free telephone coaching session and pass a medical screening. Participants are eligible for up to five free coaching sessions.

 

What will I get and when?

  • Eligible participants will be shipped a four-week supply of NRT patches through the PA Free Quitline following completion of the first coaching session.

  • Continued free telephone support and advice from an experienced cessation coach will help participants through the quitting process.

 

Is a four-week supply of patches enough for me to quit smoking?

  • The usual recommended course of NRT is eight to 12 weeks. Many people need less and some more.

  • If a participant needs more assistance, including NRT, the PA Free Quitline will refer them to a cessation coordinator in their local area.

 

Other Local Cessation Resources

For information on cessation programs with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in your community, please check the listings for your county location and contact the Regional Primary Contractor.

Southwest Region - Washington County Health Partners
1-888-NO-HABIT (1-888-664-2248) or www.tobaccofreeswpa.org

  • Armstrong
  • Beaver
  • Butler
  • Cambria
  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Somerset
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

Northcentral Region - Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. (COGI)
1-800-264-1290, or www.coginc.org, or email info@coginc.org

  • Bradford
  • Centre
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Lycoming
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Potter
  • Snyder
  • Sullivan
  • Tioga
  • Union

Southeast Region - Health Promotion Council of Southeast PA
1-866-756-5412 or www.hpc.tobaccorfp.org

  • Berks
  • Bucks
  • Chester
  • Delaware
  • Lancaster
  • Montgomery
  • Schuylkill

Northwest Region - Erie County Health Department
1-814-451-6709 or email lbecker@ecdh.org

  • Cameron
  • Clarion
  • Clearfield
  • Crawford
  • Elk
  • Erie
  • Forest
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • McKean
  • Mercer
  • Venango
  • Warren

Southcentral Region - American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
717-541-5864, x 24 or www.lunginfo.org

  • Adams
  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Huntingdon
  • Juniata
  • Lebanon
  • Mifflin
  • York

Northeast Region - Tobacco Free Northeast
1-866-974-QUIT (1-866-974-7848) or www.tobaccofreene.com

  • Carbon
  • Lackawanna
  • Lehigh
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Northampton
  • Pike
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

Allegheny Region - Tobacco Free Allegheny
1-412-322-8321 or www.tobaccofreeallegheny.org

  • Allegheny
   

Philadelphia Region - Philadelphia Department of Public Health
1-215-683-5483, 1-215-685-5681 or www.smokefreephilly.org

  • Philadelphia
   

Smoking Fact

Of the 45.1 million adults who were smokers in 2005, an estimated 70 percent said they wanted to quit smoking.