Where to Get Help

Where to Get Help

The PA Free Quitline is available in English at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

There are also Quitlines available for people who speak Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Visit our PA Free Quitline page for more information.

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, Group Smoking Cessation Class
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.

Duquesne University, Center for Pharmacy Care
600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15282
Group classes are held on Wednesdays at 4:30PM and include NRT therapy at no cost.
Individual sessions are available by appointment.
Please call: 412-396-2155

Forbes Hospital Smoking Cessation
2570 Haymaker Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Please leave a message to schedule with a quit coach: 412-858-3186

Pittsburgh Mercy
330 South 9th Street, Room 251, Thursdays at 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 [email protected]. You may also register online at

UPMC St. Margaret
Free 4-week course available at:
815 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15215
For more information, please 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

For Veterans

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Online Resources

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

Nicotine Anonymous offers telephone and internet meetings, as well as the ability to find face to face meetings in your area. – Resources and more information at:
Smokefree Text Message Support – Text CRAVE to 47848

UPMC Journey to Smoke Free Life workbook

This is Quitting
Structured exercises, freestyle plans, and text messages to keep you on track.
Text QUIT to 202-804-9884 to leave JUUL or your e-cig.
Text QUITNOW to 202-759-6436 to quit cigarettes.
More info at

Worksite Cessation

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.