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Cessation

The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line is a telephone and web-based counseling service to help Oregonians quit using tobacco. The Quit Line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at:

On this page:
General Cessation Information
Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Reports
Promoting the Quit Line
Referral to Quit
Comprehensive Cessation Benefits
Health Systems, Providers and Other Medical Professionals
Behavioral Health Systems
Tribal Cessation Resources
Group and Online Cessation Programs


General Cessation Information

The Community Guide - Increasing Tobacco Cessation provides reviews and recommendations on interventions designed to increase the number of people who stop using tobacco.  Multi-component interventions that include telephone support for cessation are very effective at helping people quit tobacco.

2008 U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines --Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update includes information on Ask, Advise and Refer ("2A"s) and Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange ("5As") and effective, clinical treatments for tobacco dependence and the latest information to help people quit tobacco.


Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Reports

Alere provides comprehensive monthly data reports for the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line. These reports describe the demographics and utilization of the calls received on the Quit Line and website registration.

Monthly Quit Line Data Reports


Promoting the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line

Share Quit Line printed posters, palmcards and counter cards with community partner organizations.

Members of the public can order these materials or download files for their own organizations from here; you can also download these materials from Smokefree Oregon

Encourage your agency and/or community partners to insert a Quit Banner on the organization’s website.

Deliver a presentation about the Quit Line to community partner organizations.

Other Promotional Resources include:


Referral to Quit

The Quit Line accepts fax and electronic referrals from health care providers, hospitals, Coordinated Care Organizations and other health and social service organizations. The top way that people hear about the Quit Line is from their doctor's office.

Health Systems, Providers, Medical Assistants, Health Navigators

Why refer patients to the Quit Line or other programs?

Research indicates that provider referral of patients to tobacco cessation programs is associated with a significantly higher participation rate than simply telling patients they should quit. By using an electronic health/medical record system to refer your patients to cessation resources, it also assists health systems in achieving Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Primary Medical Home standards, and reduces the burden on staff.

How to Send E-Referrals to the Quit Line Using Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems

Who is Asking, Advising and Referring Patients to Cessation Resources?

Social Services or Behavioral Health Agencies

Why refer clients to the Quit Line or other programs?

Using the fax referral form to refer clients who use tobacco to the Quit Line provides social service and behavioral health agency staff with a quick and easy way to direct clients to make an attempt to quit tobacco and relieves clients of the barrier of having to initiate first contact with the Quit Line.

How to Send Fax Referrals to the Quit Line

Who is Asking, Advising and Referring Clients to Cessation Resources?

If you are working with a CCO, health system or community organization on cessation referral systems, refer them to the Smokefree Oregon website.

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Comprehensive Cessation Benefits

Below are some resources for promoting expanded coverage of comprehensive cessation benefits and removing barriers to access with Coordinated Care Organizations, Health Plans and as part of wellness-related initiatives.


Health Systems, Providers and Other Medical Professionals

Below are some toolkits and resources to share with clinical systems and providers about tobacco cessation. Please also see the Referral to Quit Section.

More resources for changing policy with hospitals and health systems.


Behavioral Health Systems

Please refer to the AMH Tobacco Freedom website or the HPCDP Connection Tobacco Page for more information


Tribal Cessation Resources
  • Native American Action Plan: Addressing Tobacco Abuse Among Pregnant & Postpartum Women, From the National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit, this plan was developed with the following objectives: collaborate with Native American and Alaska Native organizations to increase outreach, training and intervention capacity for providers who work with Native American communities. This Action Plan represents the efforts of the Healthcare Working Group to learn about and support the work of Native Americans who are addressing the abuse of tobacco among their people, while still honoring the sacred use of tobacco.
  • Cessation Services in American Indian Communities: Recommendations to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit. This summary provides an overview of the 5 C’s as a model for delivering the 5 A’s in American Indian healthcare settings and is synthesized for four key audiences.
  • Tribal 5As Training from the University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership
  • CDC Tips II Resources for American Indians / Alaska Natives
  • Smoking Cessation Materials are available from Native Circle, which is a resource center providing cancer and non-cancer related materials to healthcare professionals and lay people involved in the education, care and treatment of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • The National Native Network (Keep it Sacred.org) serves as the facilitator of a system of linkages (networks) between American Indian/Alaska Native stakeholders working to decrease the burden of commercial tobacco in AI/AN communities. The Network hosts a repository of culturally relevant commercial tobacco prevention resources that our members can access in their efforts to improve the quality of stakeholder interventions.
  • Walking Towards the Sacred: Our Great Lakes Tobacco Story contains some traditional tobacco stories and teachings, information on traditional (ceremonial) tobacco, differences between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco and information about commercial tobacco harms.
  • The Indian Health Service Tobacco Control Task Force has made a Tobacco Control Strategic Plan and is developing a workable model for clinical nicotine dependence treatment that can be easily adopted by IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian clinics. The model will include integration of the efforts of medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, nursing, and health education professionals within the system. Task Force members are also available to provide advice, training and technical assistance to sites that wish to start a new Tobacco Cessation program or enhance an existing one.

Group and Online Cessation Programs

Partner organizations may be interested in establishing on-site group cessation programs.  These evidence-based programs are strongly recommended.

Group Cessation Programs for Adults

  • American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program was developed in 1975 and has gone through several updates to incorporate the newest information on nicotine replacement therapy and address the latest health issues.  The program includes a 7-session smoking cessation curriculum that focuses on positive behavior change.  Each session is about 2 hours and programs are designed for groups of 12-16 adults.  There is also an online version that can be completed individually.  Trained facilitators may be available in your area.
  • American Cancer Society’s Freshstart® Program is a group-based tobacco cessation support program designed to help employees plan a successful quit attempt by providing essential information, skills for coping with cravings, and group support.  To implement the program, a company representative must first complete Freshstart facilitator training.

Group Cessation Programs for Youth

  • American Lung Association’s Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) program is a voluntary program to help teens stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, increase their healthy lifestyle behaviors, and improve their life-management skills.  N-O-T’s 10 session program includes group activities, discussions, journaling, and role-playing.
  • Project EX is an 8 session, 6 week school-based tobacco-use cessation program for high school youth (ages 14-19 years) developed by the University of Southern California.  The program is delivered in a clinic setting and involves enjoyable, motivating activities such as games, mock talk shows and yoga. 

Online Cessation Programs

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