Smoking rates are declining nationally, but the battle is far from over.
Every day, roughly 1,300 Americans die
from smoking-related illnesses; that’s 480,000 a year.
This isn’t just a national problem –
the health effects of tobacco disproportionately affect Western Pennsylvanians:
The national average of people who smoke is 15%
In Pennsylvania, 17% of residents smoke
In Allegheny County, 19% of people smoke
From November 16-22, 2019
Tobacco Free Allegheny, along with their partners, will be celebrating the
5th annual Allegheny Quits for Life Cessation Awareness Week!
What is Allegheny Quits for Life?
Allegheny Quits for Life is a week-long series of events and communications designed to support residents’ efforts to quit smoking and using tobacco products. Allegheny Quits for Life partners are critical in conveying the message that a smoke-free Allegheny is a healthier Allegheny, and to secure commitments from Allegheny residents to take the first steps toward quitting.
How Can I Get Involved?
Allegheny Quits for Life is all about cessation awareness. To get involved, please download our free social media kit (including suggested text and images) and help us to spread the word that a tobacco free Allegheny is a healthier Allegheny!