If you are working with someone who is interested in quitting smoking, chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes, there is free support available that you can assist them in accessing. The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is a free, 24/7 resource available to Kansas residents to help them quit tobacco.
The Quitline provides help, such as counseling, a personalized Quit Plan and quitting support by phone and through online services. Individuals aged 18 and up who enroll over the phone may qualify for 4 weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy. The Quitline can be reached by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visiting https://kansas.quitlogix.org/en-US/
The Quitline program also has a program tailored specifically to Kansans aged 13-17. My Life, My Quit can provide free, confidential coaching sessions and provide developmentally appropriate education to teens who want to quit tobacco. Teens can enroll in the program by calling or texting 855-891-9989 or by visiting ks.mylifemyquit.org
The Quitline has a Pregnancy and Post-Partum Quit Program with resources designed specifically to help pregnant moms quit. Mothers who enroll into the program over the phone can receive a $30 Mastercard gift card mailed to their home for each coaching call completed – up to 5 coaching calls during pregnancy and 4 coaching calls post-partum.
Providers and other professionals can also access the site to receive free, self-directed online training that is accredited for 2 hours medical CME, nursing CNE and pharmacy CPE. There are 8 learning modules available, each ranging from 15-30 minutes. Modules include information on vaping, teen tobacco use and Quitline counseling call samples. Providers can enroll in the program by visiting https://quitlogixeducation.org/kansas/