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PLEASE NOTE: To pick up nicotine replacement products, please schedule an appointment with Teresa or attend a free tobacco cessation class by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (610) 376-8669 ext. 136. Beginning July 1, 2023, COCA will not mail out nicotine replacement products.
Get the tools and support you need to quit tobacco! Classes meet in hour-long weekly sessions over 7- 8 weeks and offer participants free nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches. We welcome all participants, even if you can’t make every class.
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Look for our 2nd Annual Traveling Quit Kit Tour in November 2023 as we once again celebrate No Nicotine November!
In November 2022 we went on a Traveling Quit Kit Tour, handing out Quit Kits at locations around Reading. A Quit Kit is filled with supplies to keep your hands and mouth busy to help you resist nicotine cravings. They may include hard candy, fidget toys, gum, tea, stress balls, etc. Making your own quit kit is easy and will help you get prepared for quitting! Learn more
Watch our Great American Smoke Out slideshow, “A Tip a Day for Keeping Tobacco Away,” with 14 tips from our Tobacco Treatment Specialist Teresa.
All tobacco cessation classes meet once a week in one-hour sessions over an 8-week period.
Yes, free nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches are available for all participants who attend sessions regularly.
It is highly recommended that you attend every class in order to get all the tools you need to quit for good. However, if you wish to enroll in a session that has already held classes, you will not be turned away.
Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, PA Free Quitline can help. Free, Convenient, Safe & Secure.1-800-QUIT-NOW
Free online tobacco dependence treatment with video conferencing available to residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania.Learn more or book a session
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When you quit smoking you lower your risks for cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, diabetes and heart disease. Did you know that smoking and vaping also puts you at greater risk for COVID-19? Learn more
Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day costs $3,000-$3,500 a year.