quit line

quit line

A means of aiding smoking cessation in which trained counselors staffing telephone lines assess smokers' needs and provide smoking-related advice, information, and pharmacological assistance.

Many states staff their own quit lines with money funded by the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (between tobacco companies and state attorney generals). The federal government quit line in the U.S. is 1–800–QUITNOW.

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In addition, the following motivators were evaluated: saving money spent on tobacco products; affordable medication; a doctor who would provide support and encouragement; a nurse who would provide support and encouragement; social care worker's support; support and encouragement from friends and family; access to a toll-free quit line; access to a free-of-charge quit website; access to free-of-charge cessation clinics; concerns about health problems; current complaints; medical recommendations; concerns about family health problems; smoke-free legislation.
In 2008, WHO supported the Ministry of Health in taking effective measures to warn people about the dangers of the tobacco use and, for the first time, in 2011, Egypt included health warning images and a toll free quit line number on all cigarette packs.
Worksite intervention: To promote tobacco cessation through proactive offers of tobacco cessation at workplaces with focus on promoting use of national tobacco quit line and m-cessation programme of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
A smoking cessation clinic, including a Quit Line, will also be established in the city government-owned hospitals for smokers who want to stub out.
Those smokers who do get counseling do not always hear about it from a nurse and often are referred to the Tobacco Quit Line, which can be effective, but is most frequently used by those who already are highly motivated.
'We expect more calls in the DOH Quit Line as the implementation of smoking ban happens,' Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said, referring to a help desk for smokers who want to quit.
A national quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) routes callers to state smoke-ending call lines (see Quit by Phone box).
The West Virginia Quit Line is highlighted as a beneficial option for patients wishing to quit smoking.
The chain's smoking cessation hub at cvs.com received nearly 1 million visits through December; about 25,000 smokers completed nicotine dependency quizzes on the site and more than 2,500 of them followed up with calls to a smoking quit line (844 265-4321) operated by the American Cancer Society.
No apps recommended calling a quit line, for example.
Smokers trying to quit can turn to the tried-and-true methods like phone counselling through a quit line and nicotine replacement therapies, but increasingly the evidence is building for using text messaging on mobile phones.