Quitline Maps! Call for quit smoking help!


I found this cool link at the Real Age website today.

Quitting smoking may be one of the hardest things you will ever do, but having someone to talk to can — yes! — help you finally beat the habit. Find terrific state-by-state help using the Quitline maps.

This is the information for the State of California. You can even print it out!

“California
 
Quitline:
California Smokers’ Helpline
In operation since August 1992
Website:
Phone No:
Line#
Toll Free Number
Language
1 (800) NO-BUTTS English
2 (800) 45-NO-FUME Spanish
3 (800) 556-5564 Korean
4 (800) 778-8440 Vietnamese
5 (800) 838-8917 Cantonese
6 (800) 838-8917 Mandarin
7 (800) 844-CHEW Chewer
T (800) 933-4TDD Deaf or hard of hearing
Eligibility Criteria
For counseling:
None
For free medications:
None
 
Languages
Counseling offered in:
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese
Third party counseling:
None

 
Standard Hours of Operation:
Counseling assistance available:
 
Mon 7:00:00 21:00:00
Tues 7:00:00 21:00:00
Wed 7:00:00 21:00:00
Thurs 7:00:00 21:00:00
Fri 7:00:00 21:00:00
Sat 9:00:00 13:00:00
Sun Closed  
 
Live pickup of incoming calls:
 
Mon 7:00:00 21:00:00
Tues 7:00:00 21:00:00
Wed 7:00:00 21:00:00
Thurs 7:00:00 21:00:00
Fri 7:00:00 21:00:00
Sat 9:00:00 13:00:00
Sun Closed  
 
Closed On:
New Year, Martin Luther King, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Services Offered
 
Phone Counseling
– Standard counseling available for an adult tobacco smoker Multiple: counselor-initiated

– Number of sessions provided for typical tobacco smoker 6

– Length of typical 1st session 35 minutes

– Length of typical follow-up session 8 minutes

– Timing of counseling sessions Timed around quit date: 1, 3, 7, 14, 28 days post quit
Web-based Services
Information about the quitline; Information about tobacco cessation; Web-based counseling
Other Services
Voice mail with call back; Recorded messages for help with quitting; Referral to other services; Fax referral for health care providers and other referral sources; Mailed information or self-help resources; Certificate of participation for purposes of obtaining free NRT or Zyban through Medicaid
Medication offered for free or at a discount
– Free medications None

– Discounted medications None
Specialized material available for:
Pregnant tobacco users; Youth 12-17; Smokeless tobacco users; Racial/Ethnic populations
Specialized material sent to:
Health professionals; Those wanting to help others quit
 
Operator of the quitline counseling services: University of California, San Diego
Funder: California Department of Public Health, California Children and Families Commission
Funding source(s): State/Provincial government, Tobacco tax revenues
 
As of July 2007″

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