The PA Free Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
There are also quitlines available for people who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese:
Mandarin & Cantonese: 1-800-838-8917
More information can be found here: /quitline.asp
Additional cessation help is available in person, online, via phone and text:
For Residents of Allegheny County
Allegheny Health Department County Maternal and Child Health Center
Call 412-247-7950 and ask for the “Smoking Cessation Program.”
Program includes in-person and phone counseling sessions to pregnant residents of Allegheny County, ages 16 and up.
Consumer Health Coalition
6 week course for residents of the 15025 zip code.
For more information, please call: 412-552-9373
Duquesne University, Center for Pharmacy Care
4 week Classes are held at various locations throughout the city on a rotating basis. Please call Dr. McConaha for additional locations and times at 412-396-2219.
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15282
412-396-2155 – please call for an appointment
Forbes Hospital – Smoking Cessation
2570 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Please call 412-858-3186 and leave a message to schedule with a quit coach.
330 South 9th Street, Room 260, Building 1, Tuesdays, 12:00pm (South Side)
616 Lincoln Avenue, Fridays, 10:30am (Bellevue)
These groups are FREE, on-going, and you can join at any time. Each group session lasts between 45 minutes and one hour. It doesn’t matter what your smoking status is; if you’re smoking 3 packs a day, thinking about quitting, have just quit, using a vapor or e-cigarette, or have been smoke-free for months, ALL are welcome and encouraged to come!
St. Clair Hospital, The Respiratory Care Department
1000 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Smoke Free for Life tobacco group cessation program; classes are about 1 to 1½ hours in length, and the program is free. Call 412-942-2008 or e-mail susan.harshbarg[email protected]. You may also register online at www.stclair.org.
UPMC St. Margaret
For more information, call 412-784-5043 or 412-784-4086
For University Faculty, Staff and Students
Carnegie Mellon University Health Services
(CMU Students, Faculty & Staff ONLY)
412-268-2157, option 2
QUIT Program at University of Pittsburgh
(Pitt Students ONLY)
Medical Arts Building, Suite 500.79
3708 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Live Well Allegheny – Support for a tobacco free lifestyle
MyLastDip is a unique Web-based intervention that is designed to help chewing tobacco users aged 14 to 25 quit. The program was developed by researchers with over 30 years’ experience in smokeless tobacco research and funded by a government grant from the National Cancer Institute. The MyLastDip research project provides scientifically tested content that has proven effective in helping people quit their use of chewing tobacco or snuff. It is free to use just visit www.mylastdip.com
This program offers telephone and internet meetings, as well as the ability to find face to face meetings in your area.
Smokefree.gov Resources and more information at:
Smokefree Text Message Support
Text CRAVE to 47848
UPMC Journey to Smoke Free Life workbook
Tobacco Free Allegheny, in partnership with Pittsburgh Mercy, is available to help you help your employees quit smoking. Many workplaces have programs to help smokers quit through their own wellness initiatives or through their health insurance plan. If your workplace does not offer such a program, a counselor can arrange to come and conduct groups for any of your employees interested in quitting smoking. For more information on this program, you can call 412-322-8321.
Outside of Allegheny County
PA Pre-Approved Tobacco Cessation Registry
The PA Department of Health maintains an online, statewide listing of tobacco cessation counseling services here: http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Healthy%20Living/Smoke%20Free%20Tobacco/Pages/Pre-Approved-Tobacco-Cessation-Registry.aspx#.W0jn3NVKipp