Clinics & Health Care Providers

Helping People Quit Commercial Tobacco

Many people who use commercial tobacco want to quit. The good news: free help is available to all Kansans. People who use phone coaching and quit medications are twice as likely to successfully quit.

Learn About the Kansas Free Quit Support Programs

KanQuit
  1. Kansas Tobacco Quitline (KanQuit)

Kansas Tobacco Quitline (KanQuit)

The Kansas Tobacco QuitLine provides free one-on-one coaching for Kansans ready to quit using any form of tobacco. It is designed to help the tobacco user take control of their attempt to quit. Trained coaches provide participants support and help them create an individual plan to quit tobacco use and fight cravings. The QuitLine is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the KanQuit website and by phone at 800-784-8669 (800-QUIT-NOW).

KanQuit Resources

  1. Kansas Tobacco Cessation Help (KaTCH) Online Training
  1. My Life, My Quit for Teens
  1. American Indian Quitline
  1. Behavioral Health Program
  1. Pregnancy Program
  1. KanCare Medicaid Cessation Benefits

Refer the People You Serve to Free Quit Support

All Kansas residents - whether they have health insurance or not - have access to free support to quit commercial tobacco. Health care providers and community-based organizations can refer patients and clients to free support.

  1. How to Make a Referral
  2. Why You Should Make Referrals

How to Make a Referral

  1. As you and your client talk about their commercial tobacco use, you can offer the option of having a trained QuitLine health coach call the patient or client.
  2. If your patient agrees, visit the How to Refer Patients page and complete the fax or web referral form.
  3. Once you submit the referral to the QuitLine, a health coach will contact your patient within 24 hours to offer enrollment.

For more information, visit the How to Refer Patients page.

  1. Matt Schrock

    Tobacco Quitline Coordinator