Individual Tobacco Counseling or Group Classes (In-person or Telephonic)
Available to all City of Pittsburgh Employees and Spouses/Partners
Tobacco Counseling is free and medication is covered by all City of Pittsburgh medical providers
About the counselors: CityFit QUIT counselors are Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists and follow the BreathePA 8-Session Tobacco Cessation Program.
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Call at 412-255-2183 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have questions? Try looking at our Frequently Asked Questions below.
What method of counseling do you offer?
We offer individual tobacco counseling (in-person or telephonic) or group classes (in-person or telephonic) for smokers, chewers, e-cig users, and anyone using a nicotine dependent product.
Where do you offer classes and what times are they?
Our classes are at the City-County Building but we would be happy to create more group classes at other locations and times if there is enough interest. If not then we can do telephonic group or individual counseling. Classes are usually during the day around 12:00pm but can be offered in the evening if there is enough interest. Individual counseling can be any reasonable time.
Does it cost anything?
How many sessions are there and how long are the classes?
In a group class there are 8 weekly sessions that are each 45minutes to 1hour long. We can condense or expand for department needs. For one on one it will depend on the readiness to change for that individual. Session can be shorter or longer and might take 4 sessions or 12 sessions.
Is medication covered?
Yes, by all three of our providers. Both nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, etc.) and medication such as Chantix are covered.
Are the instructors certified?
Yes, all 9 of our instructors are Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and certified to facilitate BreathePA Smoke for Life program.
What if I can’t make it to a session?
If you can’t make it in person to a session you may schedule a session with an instructor at a convenient time for you.
Can I participate in a different tobacco cessation program to quit?
Of course! Tobacco Free Allegheny offers a variety of options that we approve. Please check with us first to make sure we accept the class that you wish to join.