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.

PA Free Quitline

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.
  • Speak to a clinically trained counselor, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Callers ready to make a serious quit attempt will be mailed “Break Away From the Pack,” three –book packet containing advice and examples of self-help techniques through three stages of the quitting process.
  • Callers needing motivational assistance will be mailed “Set Yourself Free: A Smoker’s Guide.” This brochure provides an overview of methods and options available to smokers thinking about quitting.
  • There are also materials available for smokeless tobacco users and pregnant women.
  • Up to eight weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches for participants who are medically eligible

Phone Counseling Use:

Length of first session: 15 min.
Length of standard follow-up session: 20 min.

  • Brief intervention
  • 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