In this edition of Healthy Living by Tobacco Free Allegheny:

The CDC states that a key component to reducing the toll of tobacco is sustaining, expanding and promoting quitline services. Did you know that the PA Free Quitline is NOT just a hotline? The Quitline is a telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering up to five proactive coaching sessions, unlimited inbound calls, and customized quit plans to each participant. Coaches are available 7 days a week and coaching sessions can be scheduled for when it is most convenient.

The PA Free Quitline can (and SHOULD) also be used in conjunction with other cessation methods, such as in-person counseling, for additional support.

For more information, please visit the Quitlogix website, or the PA Free Quitline page on

Additional resources:
On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes – to anyone under 21.

FDA will provide additional details on this issue as they become available. To access this information, please visit
Did you know? There are LOTS of free resources available to you that can help educate youth and adults on the dangers of using e-cigarettes. Here are just a few:
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