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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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.
5 million of increased funding to enhance priority populations' access to smoking cessation services, A cessation service network that leverages technology to provide coordinated behavioural supports and programs to tobacco users, An online cessation hub that is a centralized access point to help tobacco users navigate the system and to find local services and cessation aids tailored to their needs targeted to be in place by summer of 2017, Beginning in the upcoming quit season Ontario's quit line services, providing coaching and counselling by phone, will be available 24/7, followed by the addition of texting capabilities.
The West Virginia Quit Line is highlighted as a beneficial option for patients wishing to quit smoking.
A national quit line (1-800-QUIT-NOW) routes callers to state smoke-ending call lines (see Quit by Phone box).
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.
Smokers trying to quit can turn to the tried-and-true methods like phone counseling through a quit line and nicotine replacement therapies, but increasingly the evidence is building for using text messaging on mobile phones.
42 per smoker in the state quit line, which is significantly less than the $10.
When Australia recently introduced plain packaging there was a spike in calls to the Help Quit line.
Last year, 3,775 people called the Quit Line seeking help.