The Washington State Quitline has helped tens of thousands of Washingtonians quit smoking and other commercial tobacco use.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) recently provided the following reminder about resources from the Washington State Quitline.
New Washington State Quitline Resources Available
The Washington State Quitline started in the year 2000. Now, 20 years later, the Quitline has helped tens of thousands of Washingtonians quit smoking and other commercial tobacco use. The quitline provides personalized phone counseling and text and web-based support. They also offer specialized services, from vaping cessation for teens to tailored support for adults with serious mental illness.
Quit Coaches are qualified and trained to help your patients. Each quit coach has a bachelors degree and receives 300+ hours of training. The training curriculum is accredited by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence Advisory Council.
The services are free. Anyone can call the Quitline to ask questions and receive support. Cessation services vary by age, health insurance status, and other factors, but uninsured and underinsured adults are typically eligible for at least five counseling calls and two weeks of nicotine replacement therapy.
How can providers use the quitline?