What is the Quitline?
The PA Free Quitline is a telephone and web-based tobacco cessation counseling
service offering free coaching, and free or reduced price nicotine cessation
medication, with no judgment. The program has a user satisfaction rate of 90%!
What does the program offer?
Why should LGBTQ+ people want to quit?
The tobacco industry has historically targeted LGBTQ communities, using strategies like
marketing at Pride festivals and advertising in LGBTQ publications to promote tobacco use
among LGBTQ people. This legacy of aggressive marketing by tobacco companies has had a
serious impact, contributing to higher rates of tobacco use in the LGBTQ community.
In fact, the 2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment found that 38.3% of LGBTQ+
Philadelphians have ever used tobacco products, a rate much higher than that of Philadelphia’s
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