Welcome to Tobacco Free Allegheny

Tobacco Free Allegheny (TFA) serves as a resource to the community, providing education about all aspects of tobacco use and the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure.  It maintains a library of information and visual aids for loan to schools, students, and community organizations.  TFA is a nonprofit corporation and a part of the statewide tobacco control program supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


 

Allegheny Quits for Life is back for the third year! Want to get your organization involved? Register as a partner and submit any events you'll be hosting the week of November 12th! Follow #AlleghenyQuitsforLife throughout the week for all the fun things happen across the county.

Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home are more likely to develop ear infections and respiratory problems, including asthma and bronchitis.
Secondhand smoke contains several thousand chemicals, including 200 poisons and more than 50 chemicals that cause cancer.
It takes a person, on average, 5 to 7 tries before they quit smoking for good.
In 2010, 78.7% of Pennsylvanians were not smokers.
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer for both men and women.
Cigarette smoking costs the United States more than $193 billion each year.
An estimated 50,000 of tobacco-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke exposure.
Infants exposed to secondhand smoke are at greater risk for SIDS - sudden infant death syndrome.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States,accounting for approximately 443,000 deaths, or 1 of every 5 deaths, in the United States each year.
On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than non-smokers.

Secondhand Smoke

Learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoke. 

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