Tobacco Cessation - VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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Tobacco Cessation

Smoke Free VHA

Smoking and tobacco use is prohibited at VAPHS campuses, outpatient clinics, and Vet Centers.

VA's non-smoking policy covers all smoking and tobacco products, including but not limited to:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, vape pens, or e-cigars

Additionally, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's local policy MCM EC-093 includes:

  • Smokeless tobacco
  • Dip
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Snuff

We care about your health and safety.

If you use tobacco, please tell us when you are admitted to the hospital. We offer nicotine replacement therapy to help prevent nicotine withdrawal.

For questions on our new policy, please contact us at

Tobacco Cessation

Should you choose to quit or cut back on tobacco use, we offer several smoking-cessation programs and support options:

  • Tobacco Cessation Groups – No appointment necessary.
    • University Drive campus: Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in reception area 1.
    • H.J. Heinz III campus: Wednesdays from 3 to 3:45 p.m. in the 1 South classroom in the Community Living Center.
  • Nicotine replacement therapy – Talk to your primary care provider
  • 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) toll-free quit line – Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Stay Quit Coach mobile app
  • SmokefreeVET text messaging – Text VET (English) or VETesp (Spanish) to 47848
  • – Develop your personal quit plan with 24/7 access to resources
  • VA’s Tobacco and Health site – Learn the benefits of quitting and get access to VA’s tobacco cessation resources
Contact our tobacco cessation coordinator at 412-360-1720 for additional program information.

Contact Info


  • University Drive

Contact Number(s)

  • 412-360-1720

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.