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What It Is

Kentucky's Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT NOW, offers one-on-one proactive counseling for tobacco users who are ready to quit using tobacco products.

This Quit Now Kentucky Cessation Services Fact Sheet is an abbreviated explanation of the services offered by the quitline. Here is a Spanish version . For additional information about quitlines in general, review Quit Lines 101.

Physicians, dentists and other health care professionals

Speaking with patients about tobacco cessation has been shown to increase quit attempts. When health care professionals fail to encourage tobacco cessation, patients may interpret that as acceptance of tobacco use. See these tips, flyers and general cessation information you can share with your patients.

For help quitting smoking contact:

For telephone cessation assistance call: 
(800) 784-8669) 
8 a.m. - 1 a.m. Eastern time (7 a.m. - midnight Central time) Monday through Sunday
For Web-based cessation assistance go to Quit Now Kentucky 

Health Care Professional Information

Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Quit Now Kentucky features proactive telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging.   Many people who use tobacco want to quit. By using Quit Now Kentucky, participants are one step closer to becoming tobacco free.

Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 am to 1 am EST (7 a.m. to midnight Central time) Monday through Sunday or log on to  Quit Now Kentucky for resources to prepare to quit. All cessation services are offered in English or Spanish at the point of contact. Counseling in other languages is available free through a third party translation service.  Deaf and hard-of-hearing services are also available.
You receive free:
  • Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
  • A personalized quit program with self-help materials
  • The latest information about medications that can help you quit
  • Online resources (websites, interactive sites)
  • eCoach mobile app
  • Text messaging and other smart phone applications
  • Social support available online
  • Referral to additional Kentucky cessation resources
  • Pregnancy/postpartum program
  • Quit Now Kentucky Fax Referral Forms
The fax referral form or beginning on April 1, 2013 eReferral at Quit Now Kentucky/eReferral allows health care providers the ease of referring patients/clients to the services of Quit Now Kentucky. By having a patient/client signs the form and provide basic contract with patients interested in quitting tobacco use.

Statistics show tobacco users who are encouraged to quit by their health care providers are more motivated than those who are not. By using the fax referral form or eReferral, physicians and other health care professionals’ can receive feedback on their referrals.

All information is confidential and only released with the consent of the patient/client.  For information about the Quit Now Kentucky services please refer to the Health Providers Fact Sheet

Reports and Presentations Regarding Tobacco Cessation and Brief Intervention
Tobacco Quitline poster
This is a colorful 8.5-inch by 14-inch poster available in English and en Español. Posters can be placed in public places with high foot traffic to increase awareness of the quitline. Other campaign materials include: