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Arizona Smokers' Helpline

Located in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and funded by the state tax on tobacco products, The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) is one of over 50 quitlines across the United States. Established in 1995, it is also one of the oldest and most seasoned quit lines in existence.  As a member of the North American Quitline Consortium, ASHLine is actively engaged in collaborations, research, evaluation and quality improvement to assure all Arizonans have access to high quality, evidence-based tobacco cessation services and support. Nationally, quit rates reported among North American quit lines vary, averaging around 30%.  The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) has been helping people quit tobacco since its inception in 1995. We are a comprehensive quitline, offering free telephone (both reactive and proactive) and web-based quit services and four to twelve weeks Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). In addition, we have fax and electronic provider referral program and provide free training and technical assistance to healthcare providers and community partners statewide. The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) is a service entity well-positioned to contribute to ongoing tobacco control efforts by providing effective, evidence-based support to individuals in their effort to end tobacco use.

Start Year: 
2011
End Year: 
2017
Researchers: 
Cynthia Thomson
Uma S. Nair
Nicole Yuan
Leila Barraza
John Ehiri

The University of Arizona