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.

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.

Why You Should Make Referrals

QuitLine's health coaches have extensive training to guide individuals through behavioral counseling and medication support. Coaches are dedicated to working with participants one-on-one to create a quit plan that will work for them.

In Kansas:

  • Nearly 1 in 4 (24.4%) Kansas adults use at least 1 of the following products: conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes and/or smokeless tobacco. (Reference 1)
  • Current cigarette smoking has significantly decreased since 2011, but prevalence is still high among vulnerable subpopulations. Overall, 16.2% of Kansas adults still smoke cigarettes (Reference 1), and tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in Kansas. (Reference 2)
  • More than 1 in 4 (27.1%) Kansas adults have ever used e-cigarettes. 6.9% of Kansas adults currently use e-cigarettes. (Reference 1)

References

  1. Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (KS BRFSS), 2019. Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  2. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Toll of Tobacco in the United States. Published May 18, 2021. Accessed June 18, 2021.