Serving Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland counties

Tobacco Free Southwest Pennsylvania

Dedicated to preventing and reducing tobacco use and increasing education about tobacco hazards and secondhand smoke.

The best way to be tobacco free is to never start.

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Your Stories

Meet Beatrice

Beatrice, age 40, is the mother of two boys and lives in New York. She tried her first cigarette at age 7 and began smoking regularly when she was 13. She had friends who smoked, and she wanted to be like them.

More than 25 years later, Beatrice still smoked. She was not a heavy smoker and had not been diagnosed with any smoking related health problems, but she wanted to quit. Her family also wanted her to quit. Although she had tried many times before, in 2010, Beatrice quit for good. She encourages anyone who wants to quit smoking to do it but to get help if they need it.

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Featured Resources

Pennsylvania Report Card (State of Tobacco Control)

The American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" 2018 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.

Raising Tobacco Sale Age to 21

Tobacco use is started and established during adolescence; nearly 90% of cigarette smokers first try smoking before the age of 18. Raising the minimum legal age of sale (MLA) to 21 will reduce use.

Teen Quitting

Quitting on your phone, on your own terms.

E-Cigarettes and Pregnancy

No amount of nicotine has been proven safe for pregnancy, but more research needs to be done to understand the effect of using E-Cigarettes during pregnancy.

MSA Funding in Pennsylvania

Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry in which companies agreed to pay annual payments to compensate states for some medical costs of caring for persons with smoking-related illnesses.

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News & Events

Sep 28
2018

Pennsylvania 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently partnered with LGBT centers across the state to gather health and wellness information.

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