Louisiana
Quitline Profile
United States
Quitline: Louisiana Tobacco Quitline
Began Operations: September 2000
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tuesday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Wednesday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Thursday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Friday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday:
07:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Closed on:
Quitline is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Independence Day
Telephone Numbers
Line
Phone Number
Language/Subject
1
(800) QUIT NOW
English
2
(800) QUIT NOW
Spanish
3
1-877-777-6534
TTY
Supported Languages
Counseling offered in: English, Spanish
Third-party counseling: Counseling offered in over 170 languages via Language Line translation services
Deaf/Hard of hearing: Direct TTY machine
 
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: 30 min
Length of standard follow-up session: 15 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:
To receive counseling, the caller should be 13 years or older; and indiciate a readiness to quit within 30 days
To receive medication:
To receive tobacco cessation medications, the caller should be 18 years or older, and should have no other contraindications to the medications. FDA approved tobacco cessation medications are available via Louisiana Tobacco Quitline.
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:
Fax-To-Quit LA Program
DHH- Louisiana Tobacco Control Program
(225) 342-9307
brandi.bourgeois@la.gov
Other information:
Health care providers can receive online training in Fax-To-Quit LA Program at Quitwithusla.org
Smoke-Free Laws
Workplaces: Yes
Bars: No
Restaurants Yes
Tobacco Tax Rates
Current cigarette tax rate: $1.08
Effective date: July 1, 2015
Amount of last increase: $0.22
Callers (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2015)
Number of direct calls to the quitline: 17,053
Number of tobacco users receiving services: 3,602
Number of tobacco users registering for Web-based services: Not available
Number of tobacco users referred to the quitline: 1,349
Calculations (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2015)
Amount per smoker spent on services and medications: Not available
Amount per smoker spent on media and promotions: Not available
Promotional reach: 0.60 %
Treatment reach: 0.40 %
NAQC standard quit rate: 28.50 %
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 February1, 2014 and July 31, 2014. Evaluation surveys were conduct between August 15, 2014 and March 31, 2015. .
Funder of quitline services: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals- Tobacco Control Program and Louisiana Public Health Institute (LA Campaign for Tobacco Free Living)
Operator of counseling services: Optum
Funding source(s): CDC, MSA funds and State/Provincial government
Profile last updated on September 19, 2016