On January 1, 2022, all Vincentian campuses became tobacco free. Smoking and the use of tobacco products are no longer be permitted on any Vincentian property. This includes all interior buildings, outdoor areas and sidewalks, and parking lots.

Need help quitting?

While Vincentian is proud to be tobacco-free, sustaining a healthy environment for those who live, work, and visit our campuses, we also are mindful of the members of our community who may be personally challenged by this policy. If you need help quitting or getting through the workday without smoking or using tobacco products, free resources are available to help you. 

Resources for Vincentian Employees
Download this tobacco-cessation resources toolkit, which includes the following information:

For UPMC Health Plan Members and Vincentian’s Thrive Wellness-only Members

  • UPMC MyHealth Ready to Quit – Health Coaching/Cessation Counseling
  • Quit Tobacco MyHealth Assistant
  • Tobacco Cessation Medicines
  • LifeSolutions, Vincentian’s Employee Assistance Program

Fact Sheets for More Information

  • Thinking About Quitting Smoking?
  • Ready to Make a Healthy Lifestyle Change? A Health Coach Can Help
  • Is the Nicotine Patch Right for Me?
  • Can Nicotine Gum or Nicotine Lozenges Help Me Quit Smoking?
  • Is Chantix Right for Me?
  • Is Zyban Right for Me?
  • Raising a Toast to Tobacco Cessation
  • Text Message Support Tool at Your Fingertips!
If you are not a member of Vincentian’s UPMC health insurance, you can still be part of the Thrive wellness program. Complete the registration form in the Thrive folder in the Resources Center on the desktop of any Vincentian computer.

Free Public Resources
Here are additional free public resources that can also help you quit smoking:

  • Pennsylvania Free Quitline is safe, secure, and easy-to-use. It offers:
    • Up to five coaching sessions by phone.
    • Limitless calls to the PA Free Quitline as needed.
    • Education material about quitting tobacco use.
    • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for qualified callers (up to eight weeks of patches).
  • Call 1-800-784-8669 (QUIT-NOW) or visit https://pa.quitlogix.org/en-US/.
  • Smokefree.gov offers support, tips, tools, and expert advice to help you or someone you love quit smoking. Visit www.smokefree.gov.
  • UPMC Health Library: Learn how smoking and tobacco use impacts your health and how to quit at the UPMC Health Library.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer resources online at cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm
  • Tobacco Cessation, American Lung Association, also have resources online at www.lung.org/policy-advocacy/tobacco/cessation