New Hampshire
Quitline Profile
United States
Quitline: New Hampshire
Began Operations: July 2005
Standard Hours of Operation
Monday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Tuesday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Thursday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Friday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday:
07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Closed on:
New Year's, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Telephone Numbers
Line
Phone Number
Language/Subject
1
1-800-784-8669
English
2
1-800-833-5256
Spanish
3
1-800-943-8284
English quit tips
4
1-800-943-8284
Spanish quit tips
5
1-800-833-1477
TTY
Supported Languages
Counseling offered in: English, Spanish
Third-party counseling: At&T Language Line services with translation in over 140 languages.
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: 20 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
Additional Info:
QuitNow-NH offers a Pregnancy and Post-Partum Program. Quit Coaches for the PPP are female, trained in OB-GYN, breast feeding and extended coaching appointments.
QuitNow-NH has recently added a youth vaping resource, "My Life, My Quit." MLMQ is a research-based on-line service using peer-to-peer and coaches highly skilled in youth counseling/motivational interviewing techniques.
To receive counseling:
Age 14+ Private health plan Public health plan
To receive medication:
Must be over 18 and participate in coaching calls Exclusively available to Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured individuals
Additional Info:
As of July 1, 2019 the Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured populations are eligible for up to 6 coaching sessions and 2 combination Quit Kits containing over-the-counter NRT: 2 weeks of patches and 2 weeks of lozenge or gum.
Private health plan members are eligible to receive 1 coaching call and mailed self-help materials. For additional services, the Quit Coach instructs the individual to call the phone number on the back of their health plan membership card.
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 quitting
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 72 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:
Teresa Brown
NH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
(603) 271-8949
teresa.brown@dhhs.nh.gov
Other information:
Additional Info:
NH will be eliminating paper fax referrals by December 2020. A statewide communication plan will be deployed during 2020 that promotes Provider Web Referral and e-Referral.
Smoke-Free Laws
Workplaces: No
Bars: Yes
Restaurants Yes
Tobacco Tax Rates
Current cigarette tax rate: $1.78
Effective date: July 1, 2009
Amount of last increase: $0.10
Callers (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2019)
Number of direct calls to the quitline: 3,558
Number of tobacco users receiving services: 1,196
Number of tobacco users registering for Web-based services: 1,189
Number of tobacco users referred to the quitline: 1,258
Calculations (Source: NAQC Annual Survey - 2019)
Amount per smoker spent on services and medications: $1.74
Amount per smoker spent on media and promotions: Not available
Promotional reach: 0.90 %
Treatment reach: 0.73 %
NAQC standard quit rate: 33.70 %
NOTE: Additional quitline data is available online at www.naquitline.org/data/
Context for quitline metrics:
Funder of quitline services: NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program
Operator of counseling services: National Jewish Health
Funding source(s): CDC/OSH and State Funds
Profile last updated on October 8, 2020