Ready to quit using tobacco and looking for supports and resources to help you achieve success?

Below you will find information on local service providers, the PA Free Quitline, and links to helpful resources

Evidence in the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines demonstrates that an intervention using both medication and counseling can be up to four times more effective than quitting “cold turkey. 

 

Counseling can be provided both in person, through a local service provider or telephonically through the Quitline.


Local Tobacco Treatment Service Providers:


Carbon County :
Monroe County :

Blue Mtn.Health System
Lehighton
Phone: 610-377-7269

Pocono Medical Center
East Stroudsburg
Phone: 570-476-3680
Lackawanna County:
Pike County:

The Wright Center
Clark Summit, Jermyn & Scranton
Phone: 570-507-1607 

The Wright Center
Clark Summit, Jermyn & Scranton
Phone: 570-507-1607
Lehigh & Northampton Counties:
Susquehanna & Wayne Counties:

Lehigh Valley Physicians Group
Allentown & Bethlehem
Phone: 610-402-5000

 

Latinos for Healthy Communities  (BILINGUAL SERVICES)
Allentown & Bethlehem
Phone: 610-434-6890

The Wright Center
Clark Summit, Jermyn & Scranton
Phone: 570-507-1607

Luzerne County :
Wyoming County:

Rural Health Corporation
Wilkes-Barre
Phone: 570-825-8741 Ext. 230

 

Pathway to Recovery
Hazleton
Phone: 570-455-9902

Rural Health Corporation
Phone: 570-825-8741 Ext. 230


PA Free Quitline


 

The Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control partners with National Jewish Health to provide the PA Free Quitline which offers smoking cessation services to all Pennsylvania residents, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Pennsylvania Free Quitline  1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
Libérese del Tobaco 1-855-DEJELO-YA (355-3569)

Deaf/Hard of hearing (TTY relay CA Communication Assistant) 1-877-777-6534

Consistent research has shown that telephone support and self-help advice are approximately twice as likely to attain success.

*Eligibility criteria: To receive counseling, eligible patients must be 14 years of age and older. To receive medication, eligible patients must be 18 years of age and older; and complete the medical screening questions. All eligible patients must be a resident of Pennsylvania.

PA Free Quitline services include: ·   

     

  • Up to five (5) quit coach calls ·        
  • Two or more weeks of nicotine replacement therapy, if available ·        
  • Unlimited, inbound calls for additional support during times of high risk for using tobacco ·        
  • Pregnancy Protocol designed specifically to help women during and after pregnancy

What to Expect from the PA Free Quitline: ·        

  • During first contact, you will be asked several intake questions to understand more about you in order to provide you with personalized assistance ·        
  • You will be transferred to a quit coach during your first contact, if you and a coach are available ·        
  • At the completion of each quit coach call, you and the quit coach will schedule the next quit coach call that best fits your availability ·        
  • Nicotine replacement therapy, if available, will be shipped directly to your address after completion of the first quit coach call ·        
  • You may be contacted after you have completed the PA Free Quitline services in order to give important information to help the Pennsylvania Department of Health provide the best services possible

Click for more information on the Quitline or to Enroll

Phone Counseling Use:

Length of first session: 15 min.


Length of standard follow-up session: 20min.

  • Brie fintervention
  • Single-session
  • Multi-session (client-initiated)
  • Multi-session (counselor-initated)

Counseling session topics:

  • Tobacco history
  • Developing a quit plan
  • Setting a quit date
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Relapse prevention
  • Weight gain
  • Use of cessation medication
  • Stress management
  • Other

Free Medications:


Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) leads to quitting for good. Contact your doctor to decide what NRT is best for you to use.

  • Patch
  • Gum
  • Lozenge

Specialized Materials:

 

  • Youth, under 18
  • Smokeless tobacco users
  • Pregnant tobacco users
  • Racial/ethnic populations
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • Chronic health conditions