Illinois Tobacco Quitline
Telephone Numbers and Contact Information:
Web Page: www.quityes.org
|Operating Agency:||Tobacco Cessation Resources|
QUITTING TOBACCO - HOW IT WORKS Getting Started - Participating groups and individuals receive instructional materials about our service. Convenient access - Callers are greeted by a live medical professional through our toll-free services, 7am-11pm (Central Time) seven days a week. Voice messages can be left at any time after hours and will be returned the next business day. Information can be accessed via the Internet at any time. Assessing needs - Professional counselors ask the callers about readiness to quit, history of tobacco use and previous quit attempts. Customizing a Program - A cessation program is customized each caller's needs. Reinforcement - A quit-kit including self help materials, information about nicotine replacement therapies, and requested health information is mailed to the caller. Follow-up - Our counselors maintain weekly communication with participants for a minimum of six weeks. Thereafter, follow-up calls are made at three months, six months and twelve months. Tracking Success - Each call/counseling session is well documented. Data is available as needed to monitor success of the overall program. Feedback - An evaluation of the program is completed by each caller and participating group. Whole Health - Our counselors are qualified to discuss all issues relating to lung health. Physician referrals and information about medicines and treatments are also available. Call or go to website for complete information.