QuitNow-NH (formerly known as the New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline) serves: the general public, tobacco control professionals, educators, health care providers, physicians, and others who want to quit tobacco use, help another person quit and reduce tobacco’s heavy toll on New Hampshire.
New Hampshire residents who want to quit tobacco can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to get access to a specially trained Quit Coach. Once enrolled, your Quit Coach will help you choose nicotine replacement medicines and offer ways to stop cravings and avoid triggers — at no cost to you! QuitNow-NH also offers free tobacco education materials (pamphlets, posters, etc.) to physicians and clinicians, and to organizations across the State.
QuitNow-NH is part of New Hampshire’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program (TPCP). New Hampshire’s TPCP implements tobacco control strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices. These strategies include state and community interventions, health communication interventions, cessation interventions, surveillance and evaluation and administrative and management infrastructure. New Hampshire’s Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program goals are to:
- Prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people
- Eliminate non-smokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke
- Promote smoking cessation among adults and young people
- Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities
TPCP’s program is funded by a cooperative agreement through the CDC/Office on Smoking and Health and the State of New Hampshire General Fund. TPCP is a program of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services. The New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program is a member of the North American Quitline Consortium.
Quitters were satisfied with QuitNow-NH and counseling they received.
Quitters would contact QuitNow-NH again, if needed.
Quitters would recommend QuitNow-NH to a friend.
QuitNow-NH Success Rates
At QuitNow-NH, 88% of quitters surveyed between 7/1/2013 and 6/30/2014, were satisfied with the staff and the counseling they received. They also felt the staff increased their motivation to stop using tobacco (85%) and that QuitNow-NH met their quitting needs (79%). If needed, 91% said they would contact QuitNow-NH again and 96% said they would recommend it to a friend.
- 29% of those surveyed were able to quit for at least 30 days after speaking with QuitNow-NH.
- 19% of those surveyed are currently NOT smoking at all! Congratulations to them!
(National successful quit rates are about 6%. The average person makes 7 – 10, or more quit attempts before being completely quit—it’s all part of the process of quitting smoking and learning new behavior.)