Quit Smoking Help

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Tobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence Treatment:

SE PA, local programs: (215) 731-6154

Nationally and PA: 1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669)

Visit local health care providers that specialize in helping people change their smoking and tobacco use behaviors: 

Berks County

Bucks County

Chester County

Delaware County

Lancaster County

Montgomery County

Schuylkill County

PA Free Quit Line 

1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669)

1-855-Dejelo-Ya (335-3569)

The PA Quitline and PA QuitLogix programs are free, proven services to help Pennsylvanians quit smoking. The calls include:

  • Quit coaching from experts in successful quitting (over the phone 1-800-QuitNow, through text message, online education or web-cam counseling)
  • Making a quit plan
  • Support and advice
  • Free Nicotine (patches) replacement (free, while supplies last)
  • Pregnant smokers can get extra services and incentives to quit
  • Help improve our programs and help other smokers quit

The deaf and hard of hearing may contact the PA Free Quitline by using the TTY line1-888-229-2182 or by using their personal service provider to place a video relay call using the regular Quitline number 1-800-774-8669.

The Asian Smokers' Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language service that offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, and one-on-one telephone counseling.

  • Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
  • Korean: 1-800-556-5564
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

English: 1-800-Quit-Now (784-8669)

Spanish: 1-855-Dejelo-Ya (335-3569)

Do you live in Chester? Lancaster? Reading? Allentown? Paoli? Norristown? Doylestown? Northeast? Media? Phoenixville? Levittown? Suburbs? Rural SE PA or greater Philadelphia Area?:

Call 215-731-6154 Health Promotion Council - Tobacco Program Manager

Let's Make a Quit Plan

Quitting smoking is not always easy. We know that. You can set yourself up for success by creating a quit plan.

Keys to a Good Quit Plan:

Key 1: Set a quit date!  

Don't worry. You don't have to quit tomorrow! But pick a real date, about 2-4 weeks. Write it down or put it in your calendar. Now is a good time to start cutting down. It will be good to have beat even a few urges before you try to quit for good.

Key 2: Get help (medicine, patches, quit coaching).

People who use medications, nicotine replacement, counseling or coaching are more likely to quit successfully. These help even more when used in combination! To access these services, please contact us. Are you interested in medication that helps you quit? You start these before you quit smoking. Would you be interested in nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, or inhaler? We can help you access and use these proven quit methods. *Many times you can get these with a prescription at low cost (coverage depends on your insurance, call your insurer or speak with your doctor. Contact us to learn more

Key 3: Clean tobacco and smoking out your home, car, work, and social environment. 

Leaving ashtrays, lighters or other smoking-related items can remind you of smoking and may make it easier to go back to your old ways. Cleaning your surroundings and washing your clothes clean from smoke will help you move forward.

Key 4: Plan your quit day.

Planning for urges or cravings to smoke is easy. Have your nicotine replacement ready (if you are using it). Pack a bag with 2-3 small snacks to keep your mouth busy (e.g. gum, nuts, raisins, whatever you want, but make sure you buy it, and buy it before your quit day so you're all ready to go the day of! Also pick 1-2 activities that you can do to help you through momentary urges to smoke. You can be creative here, take care of old chores, get active, work on or start a new hobbie, plan to call a friend or family.  Make sure these are things are actually willing to try. 

Lastly, let yourself know that even if you slip, that it's OK. Don't be ashamed. Just let it go, move on, and try something different the next time you have an urge. Finding what works may take a few tries. 

You Can Do It!  Want support! Call us 215-731-6154 or call the Quit Line (1-800 Quit Now)

Frequently Asked Question | click here

Have questions such as:

"How safe is Chantix?"

"Can I smoke and use the Patch or the Gum at the same time?"

"Are e-cigarettes and vaping safer than cigarettes? Can they help me quit smoking?"

....and many more!

Click here to see our Quit Smoking FAQ or ask us questions directly.