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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

In-person classes starting in September! Get support and guidance to help you quit. All classes meet once a week for 8 weeks, and offer participants free NRT. Register today for one of the classes below.


Current and Upcoming In-person Classes

Hosted at the RISE CenterClass meets Thursdays Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 1-2PM

Hosted by Tower Health Behavioral Health Outpatient SvcesClass meets Thursdays Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 6-7PM

Hosted at Berks Community Health Center, Rockland Ave, ReadingClass meets Wednesdays Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 1-2 PM

Can't get to a class?Join our Facebook support group

Individualized sessions available

We can offer FREE individual sessions over the phone. This option includes 4 sessions and free nicotine lozenges, patches or gum mailed to your home.

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We offer FREE classes to worksites and organizations

Want to help your employees, clients or residents quit smoking? We can tailor a class specifically for them. Contact Teresa for details.

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About our Tobacco Cessation Classes

What to expect

Each class will enable you to:

  • Define tobacco addiction
  • Identify triggers
  • Develop a personalized plan to quit
  • Identify supports to help you through the process
  • Discuss withdrawal symptoms and medication assistance
  • Meet group members for extra support
  • Get guidance from a counselor to help you on your way to a healthier you!

How often do classes meet?

All tobacco cessation classes meet once a week in one-hour sessions over an 8-week period.

Can I get nicotine replacement therapy to help me quit?

Yes, free nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches are available for all participants.

Do I have to attend every class?

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.

Learn the 3 A’s of Quitting Tobacco from our Tobacco Treatment Specialist then check out our 2020 Great American Smoke Out page for more videos with tips and inspiration for quitting.

Teresa Detweiler

Click here to email Teresa Detweiler today. You can also call
(610) 376-8669 - EXT. 136

Additional Resources

PA toll-free Quitline

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.

The Wellness Connection

Free online tobacco dependence treatment with video conferencing available to residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more or book a session
Free Text Messaging Support's free text messaging programs give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smoke free.

Sign Up Today!

Other websites with resources for quitting

Youth vaping resourcesWebsites to help youth quit or learn more

Online support and resourcesGet support, resources, personal coaching, quit plans and more

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Did you know?

Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day costs $3,000-$3,500 a year.