Northcentral Region

General Information

The American Lung Association’s Northcentral Tobacco-Free Coalition is dedicated to saving lives by eliminating tobacco use and tobacco-related lung disease throughout the Northcentral Pennsylvania.

Counties Served

Potter  •  Tioga  •  Bradford  •  Clinton  •   Lycoming  •  Sullivan  •  Montour  •  Centre  •  Union  •  Snyder  •  Northumberland  •  Columbia

Local Cessation Programs throughout Northcentral Pennsylvania

Bradford, Potter, and Tioga Counties:
Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
63 Main Street, Second Floor, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Contact: Susan Gage
Phone: (570) 724-9145
Email: ncpaahec.students@gmail.com

Sullivan, Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties:
Pathway to Recovery
223 West Broad Street, Hazelton, PA 18201
Contact: Eileen Panzarella
Phone: (570) 455-9902
Email: epanzarella@pathway-to-recovery.org

Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Snyder, and Union Counties:
American Lung Association in Pennsylvania
Contact: Meredith Bigger, Specialist, Health Promotions
Phone: (570) 243-6545
Email: Meredith.Bigger@Lung.org

Northcentral Pennsylvania by the numbers.

1 %

of adults smoke cigarettes every day or some days

1 %

of youth reported current use of an electronic vapor product in the last 30 days

1

active youth members participating in Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU)

Regional Partners

Work Groups

Resources in this section are intended to assist with the prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults.

  • The Prevention Work Group works to identify potential partners/target outreach locations, and methods to engage the youth in an effort to recruit new TRU chapters to advocate for stronger tobacco control policies in Pennsylvania and promote youth empowerment.
  • The Cessation Work Group is focusing on the promotion of the PA Free Quitline as well as Freedom From Smoking® modalities.
  • The Policy Work Group leads the coalition in statewide and local tobacco control advocacy efforts and works to identify new Multi-Unit Housing, Worksite and YLAP partners to provide technical assistance in an effort to improve smoke free policies.

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Recent Events

Staff from the American Lung Association and McNees Winter Group pose with Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver (PA District 108) during Women’s Lung Health Week

American Lung Association Staff Rose Williams celebrate the passing a resolution with the Lycoming County Commissioners

The Northcentral Tobacco-Free Coalition during their March 2020 meeting

Local officials gather to celebrate the passing of Young Lungs at Play (smokefree parks) for the borough of Wellsboro

3001 Gettysburg Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(p) 717-971-1134
(f) 888-415-5757

This project is funded by a grant through
the PA Department of Health.

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