Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Colorado Quitline

The Colorado QuitLine is a FREE telephone coaching service that connects people who want to quit smoking or using other tobacco products to an experienced Quit Coach. The Quit Coach works with the tobacco user to set up a personal quit plan and provide tips and support that will increase the chances of quitting tobacco for the long term. These expert coaches can talk to callers about overcoming common barriers, such as dealing with stress, fighting cravings, coping with irritability and controlling weight gain. Along with individualized coaching, the telephone service offers a FREE supply of nicotine patches. Colorado QuitLine also offers a web-based service that provides online quit tools and tips based on the latest research. Colorado residents can use either service or a combination of both.

The free telephone coaching service - 1 800 QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) is available in English and Spanish. The web-based service is available at www.coquitline.org

Health Care Provider Resources
A Special Program for Pregnant Women
The Colorado QuitLine has a special program to help pregnant women quit smoking during pregnancy and stay smoke-free after the baby is born. This FREE program provides:
  • As many as nine FREE personal coaching calls available from the start of the pregnancy through the postpartum period:
  • The same, specially trained coach throughout her quit process
  • Text messaging for support during her quit process
  • Rewards that can be used to purchase items for herself and/or her baby
Partner Resources
Online Resources
  • Top 10 Quit Tips
  • Colorado’s cessation portal, www.myquitpath.org, educates Coloradans about available tobacco quit support and tips to set the stage to quit successfully. The website highlights Colorado QuitLine with a short video describing the free service and what to expect when users call. It provides quit path options for people who are ready to quit and resources for those getting ready to quit. Users can find the resource that that’s right for them.
Who operates the Colorado QuitLine and how is it funded?
The Colorado QuitLine is operated by National Jewish Health under contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The service is provided with funds from Colorado’s voter-approved Amendment 35 tobacco excise tax.

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