Arkansas
Quitline Profile
United States
Quitline: Arkansas Tobacco Quitline
Began Operations: January 2003
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday:
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Closed on:
4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas day.
Telephone Numbers
Line
Phone Number
Language/Subject
1
(800) QUIT-NOW
English/Spanish
2
(800) 590-8026
Spanish
3
(866) NOW-QUIT
English/Spanish
Supported Languages
Counseling offered in: English and Spanish.
Third-party counseling: English, Spanish, AT&T Interpretive Services for all other languages
Deaf/Hard of hearing: 
 
Phone Counseling
Types:
brief intervention
single-session
multi-session (client-initiated)
multi-session (counselor-initiated)
Text Msg to cell phone (two-way)
Text Msg to cell phone (one-way)
Length of standard first session: 20 min
Length of standard follow-up session: 20 min
Counseling session topics:
tobacco history
developing a quit plan
setting a quit date
withdrawal symptoms
relapse prevention
weight gain
use of cessation medication
stress management
other
Web-Based Services
quitline information
cessation information
self-help tools
automated e-mail messages
interactive counseling
chat rooms
Cessation Medications
Free Medications
patch
gum
lozenge
nasal spray
inhaler
varenicline
bupropion
Discounted Medications
patch
gum
lozenge
nasal spray
inhaler
varenicline
bupropion
Distribution Methods
voucher
by mail
Other Services
voicemail with callbacks
recorded self-help messages
referral to other health services
mailed info or self-help resources
To receive counseling:
All tobacco users 13 and older
To receive medication:
Tobacco users 18 and over who are ready to quit within 30 days
Specialized Materials
youth, under 18
youth, 18-25
older tobacco users, 55+
smokeless tobacco users
pregnant tobacco users
multiple addictions
racial/ethnic populations
lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
chronic health conditions
low socioeconomic status or Medicaid
low literacy
other
mental health disorders including psychiatric conditions
Fax or electronic referral program:  Yes
Person(s) eligible to refer patients:
certified or trained fax referral providers
clinicians or non-clinicians in a healthcare setting
clinicians or non-clinicians in a community-based organization
other
Available referral methods:
faxed form
e-mail or online
EMR with electronic submission
Tobacco users can be referred if they:
are thinking about quiting
indiciate a readiness to quit within 30 days
are ready to make a quit attempt
are quit and seek help to stay quit
Referred patients contacted within:  Within 48 hours
Other services available to referring providers:
quitline and/or referral brochures
customized referral/consent forms
patient progress reports
customized provider feedback reports
staff training
quitline/referral program newsletter
Referral program contact:
Jennifer Montgomery
Arkansas Department of Health
(501) 280-4825
jennifer.montgomery@arkansas.gov
Other information:
Smoke-Free Laws
Workplaces: No
Bars: No
Restaurants No
Tobacco Tax Rates
Current cigarette tax rate: $1.15
Effective date: March 1, 2009
Amount of last increase: $0.56
Callers (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2015)
Number of direct calls to the quitline: 28,999
Number of tobacco users receiving services: 9,754
Number of tobacco users registering for Web-based services: Not available
Number of tobacco users referred to the quitline: 9,228
Calculations (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2015)
Amount per smoker spent on services and medications: $3.58
Amount per smoker spent on media and promotions: Not available
Promotional reach: 1.80 %
Treatment reach: 1.70 %
NAQC standard quit rate: 28.80 %
NOTE: Additional quitline data is available online at www.naquitline.org/data/
Context for quitline metrics:
Time period for quit rate data collection: Tobacco users who registered between December 1, 2013 and February 28, 2015. Evaluation surveys were conduct between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Funder of quitline services: Arkansas Department of Health.
Operator of counseling services: National Jewish Health
Funding source(s): Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).
Profile last updated on September 19, 2016