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Indiana Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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More than 80% of smokers in Indiana want to quit. One of four smokers is ready to quit within the next 30 days. Whenever you or someone you know is ready to quit, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is available to help. Just call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) anytime between 8:00am - 3:00am, seven days a week.

The use and effectiveness of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is evaluated periodically by the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency.

Outcome data from 2009 on the Indiana Tobacco Quitline indicates high satisfaction rates and strong quit rates. Evaluation surveys were conducted in SFY 2009 at a 7-month follow up and a 13-month follow up for those receiving services through the Indiana Tobacco Quitline.

In the 7-month follow up study, 24.7 percent of Indiana Tobacco Quitline callers reported being tobacco abstinent for seven days or more. The 30-day quit rate was 22.5 percent.

In the 13-month follow up study, 33 percent of Indiana Tobacco Quitline callers reported being tobacco abstinent for seven days or more. The 30-day quit rate was 28 percent.

Evaluation Study
(callers to quitline)
Quitline Outcomes-overall quit rates
7-day quit rate 30-day quit rate
7-month
(Dec 2007-Sept 2008)
24.7% 22.5%
13-month
(June 2007-March 2008)
32.9% 27.9%

Tobacco users that enroll in Indiana Tobacco Quitline services are eligible to receive a two-week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT as patch, gum or lozenge). Data from this evaluation study indicate that those receiving NRT had slightly better quit rates than those that did not receive NRT.

  • In the 7-month follow up study, quit rates for those receiving NRT was 26 percent compared to 23 percent for those not receiving NRT.
  • In the 13-month follow up results were better with 34 percent of those receiving NRT quit compared to 31 percent of those not receiving NRT.

The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the Indiana Tobacco Quitline and the NRT benefit in combination with the intensive tobacco cessation program.

Evaluation Study
(callers to quitline)
Indiana Tobacco Quitline Outcomes
7-day quit rate
NRT No NRT
7-month
(Dec 2007-Sept 2008)
26% 23%
13-month
(June 2007-March 2008)
34% 31%

Of those still smoking at follow up, 63 percent in both studies had reduced their smoking since registering with the Quitline, and most had reduced their smoking by 14-15 cigarettes per day.

For a review of additional evaluation reports, click on the links below: 2008 Adult Tobacco Survey

Additional information about cessation in general in Indiana can be found in these reports: 2009 Annual Report