Adult Quit Programs
Adult Quit Programs
Freedom From Smoking (FFS)
The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program is for tobacco users who are ready to quit. Because most people already know that smoking is bad for their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.
Since it was first introduced over 35 years ago, the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans end their addiction to nicotine and begin new smokefree lives. Freedom From Smoking® is based on proven addiction and behavior change models.
The program offers a structured, systematic approach to quitting, and its positive messaging emphasizes the benefits of better health.
The Freedom From Smoking group clinic includes eight sessions and features a step-by-step plan for quitting tobacco. The clinic format encourages participants to work on the process and problems of quitting both individually and as part of a group. To learn more or find local clinics click here.
The Freedom From Smoking® Plus is a highly-interactive online behavioral change program that addresses today’s mobile lifestyles. It works on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones and includes telephone, chat and email support from trained tobacco cessation counselors. To learn more click here.
The Freedom From Smoking self-help manual can be used by individuals in a self-guided method of quitting. This 56-page interactive self-help workbook is based on the American Lung Association’s proven-effective Freedom From Smoking Clinic Program, and covers identifying triggers, removing roadblocks, addressing physical, mental and social aspects of addiction, preparing for quit day, handling social situations, preventing relapse and how to stay on track with lifestyle changes. The cost is $5.99 each and can be ordered through your local American Lung Association office. To place an order, call (717) 971-1122 or click here.
- Facilitator Resource Page
- FFS Group Clinic Template
- FFS Group Clinic Template, Spanish
- FFS Group Clinic Template, LGBTQ
- FFS Worksite Template
- FFS Worksite Template with Doctors
- FFS Social Media Templates, English or Spanish Flyer
- FFS Social Media, Post 1
- FFS Social Media Post 2
- FFS Social Media Post 3
- FFS Multi-Unit Housing Template
PA Free Quitline
The Pennsylvania Free Quitline offers up to five proactive coaching sessions, unlimited inbound calls, and customized quit plans to each participant. Coaches are available seven days a week and telephone calls can be scheduled for when it is most convenient for the caller. Eligible callers enrolled in phone counseling will now be offered a total of eight weeks of combination nicotine replacement therapy. The number for the Quitline is 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Translators are available in the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese
The PA Free Quitline offers FREE incentives for pregnant and postpartum women looking to quit tobacco. The PA Pregnancy Protocol outlines how to get enrolled in the program today! The Pregnancy Packet in English and Spanish includes materials to promote the PA Free Quitline Pregnancy Incentive Program. Please contact the Susan.Porambo@Lung.org to order pregnancy packets to use in your community.
Quit-Smoking Medications – Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products have been proven as a valuable quitting tool to help adults quit tobacco. Medication nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the use of nicotine in the form of gum, skin patch, nasal spray, inhaler, or lozenge. It reduces the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms. Products, such as bupropion (also known as Zyban® or Wellbutrin®) and varenicline (Chantix®), are non-nicotine tobacco cessation medications available with a prescription. People who use these NRT products and medications double, or possibly triple, their rate of success to quit. Your medication may also be covered by your health insurance. Contact your insurance provider to explore tobacco cessation benefits available through your plan. Community members in Northcentral, Northeast, and Southcentral PA can also join a local cessation class and receive up to 4 free weeks of NRT. Visit our local quitting programs page (LINK) to find a clinic near you.
Tobacco Resource Flyers
Adult Quit Resources
Freedom From Smoking
PA FREE Quitline
Quit Smoking Medications
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Health Needs 2020 Assessment Reports – Regional Profiles
Facilitators are able to access a catalog of all print literature that is available, view pricing and place an order for FFS materials through our new print store. Please submit prior to the start of your clinic, preferable two full weeks before.
- Learn more about data reports and resources from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health
Vaping: Know the Truth will help guide teachers and empower teens who vape to quit, or to never start in the first place. The curriculum will be available to schools across the country.