Smoking KILLS more than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined, with thousands more dying from spit tobacco use. In PA, an estimated 18% (1.8 million) adults smoke.
Secondhand smoke contributes to approx. 42,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. Tobacco use remains high in the LGBT community.
1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)
The PA Free Quitline is free to all Pennsylvanians age 14+ and includes the following services:
• Free support, advice and counseling from experienced Quitline coaches
• Up to five quit coach calls (call is initiated by the coach at a time that best suits you)
• Assistance in developing a personalized quit plan
• Unlimited, inbound calls for additional support during times of high risk for using tobacco
• Practical info. on how to quit, including ways to cope with nicotine withdrawal
• Free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges, gum)
• The latest info. about stop-smoking medications
• Mailed self-help materials
• User-friendly website for tobacco users, family members, and friends that is free, convenient, safe and secure
• Offers self-enrollment to Quitline services
• Provides information for Health Care Providers including Provider Web Referral