Evidence-based Strategies

Telephone Counseling

Quit lines or Telephone Counseling has also been found to improve cessation rates by providing ongoing counseling (Fiore et al., 2008). Most states offer pregnancy-specific services, and follow up with patient postpartum to prevent relapse.

By dialing the national quit line 1-800-QUIT-NOW a patient will be re-routed to her states smokers' quit line. Some states offer fax referral access to their quit lines for prenatal providers.

Information about Colorado's quit line can be found here which includes the fax referral form for providers.