UPMC Offers Support Groups: You may call UPMC Referral Service at 1-800-533-UPMC to learn about group support sessions. Tobacco treatment specialists at many UPMC hospitals and clinics will help you develop a personalized quit plan. You may also search UPMC.com/classes for information
about quit smoking classes in your area.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health Free Quitline: This hotline provides telephone support at 1-800-QUIT NOW. This 24-hour, toll-free line has counselors who are available any time, day or night, every day. They also can connect callers with local services.
Tobacco Free Allegheny: Located in Allegheny County, this coalition serves as a resource to the community by providing education on all aspects of tobacco use and the harmful side effects of secondhand smoke. The Web site http://www.tobaccofreeallegheny.org is accessible to anyone and provides local resources, information and policies on smoking in Allegheny County.
SmokeFree: An online resource, http://www.smokefree.gov allows people to choose the type of help that is right for them. The Web site offers a step-bystep guide to quitting smoking, instant messaging to an expert at LiveHelp service and free articles and booklets that can be downloaded, printed or ordered.