Chester County Tobacco Free Coalition

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Coalition Initiatives and Events


Please join the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition in recognizing the 2022 Take Down Tobacco Meme Contest winners!  Hundreds of middle school students submitted a tobacco-cessation meme in March 2022 to be used as encouragement and support for community members going nicotine-free this Great American Smokeout. Congratulations to the selected winners and youth advocates, as well as the participating schools! 


Owen J. Roberts Middle School technology teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Armstrong, stands with her student winners of the 2022 Take Down Tobacco Meme Contest:  Theo Heim (3rd place), Cora Walesyn (1st Place), Zoey Weber (2nd place).  The winning memes were turned into posters for the school, and the winners received an award and a gift card prize from the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition.






The Chester County Health Department and the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition encourage smokers and vapers to take part in the Great American Smokeout beginning on Thursday, November 18th by making a plan to quit or stop using nicotine for the day.

In observance of the Great American Smokeout, the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition is distributing free “quit kits” throughout the County.  Quit kits are quart-sized bags containing free tobacco cessation resources and small items to ease cravings and promote a healthy first day going nicotine-free.  Quit kits are useful for those who currently smoke, vape or chew and are ready to go nicotine-free.

Quit kits will be available at the following locations as supplies last:

  • ChesPenn Family Health Services, Coatesville
  • Chester County Health Department, West Chester
  • City of Coatesville Police Department, Coatesville
  • Main Line Health Center at Exton Square Mall, Exton
  • Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli
  • Tower Health Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville

Research shows that smokers and vapers are most successful in quitting when they have support, including telephone smoking-cessation hotlines, local cessation classes, counseling, and nicotine replacement therapy products. Support information can be found at the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition website (

Information on the dangers of vaping and the liquid nicotine in vape products like JUUL can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (

The Pennsylvania Free Quitline is a free, evidence-based tobacco cessation service available to all Pennsylvanians. Annually, the PA Free Quitline provides services to over 13,000 Pennsylvanians. Free support services can be accessed by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

For more information on how to quit tobacco, to schedule a tobacco/vape prevention program or to pick up a quit kit, contact Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition Chair, Lindsay Smith, [email protected] or 610-344-5209.