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Most Hoosiers who smoke want to quit, and nearly 6 in 10 smokers tried to quit at least once in the past year. Using a quitline can increase the chance that a tobacco user will be successful in their quit attempt.
Proactive phone counseling is more effective than less intensive approaches such as self-help materials and tailored mail. A review of multiple quitline studies indicated that proactive quitlines, like the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, showed a 56% increase in quit rates when compared to self-help (people quitting on their own) (Stead et al. 2004).
Quitlines reduce barriers
People trying to quit may experience several barriers to traditional cessation classes. Quitlines can reduce these barriers by: