Prevention and Control Program
Tobacco Addiction Treatment
Through state surveys, we know that over 70% of Wisconsin smokers want
to quit. In addition, we know that smoking rates among pregnant women in
Wisconsin are higher than the national average.
The toll-free Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, 1-800-QUIT-NOW
(784-8669), is an easy way to begin your quit attempt or help somebody you love
overcome tobacco addiction.
To learn about programs offering information and access to tobacco addiction
treatment counseling and resources to all residents and pregnant smokers,
click the following:
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of Health Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the
accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line offers a single access point to tobacco
addiction treatment. The Quit Line, managed by the University of Wisconsin
Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), offers a variety
of services, including:
- One-on-one practical telephone counseling. Quit Line tobacco
addiction treatment specialists provide specific strategies on quitting for good.
- Free Information. For friends, family and tobacco users, the Quit
Line provides information on tobacco use, dependence and addiction
Friends and family members can get information on how to help someone
they know quit using tobacco.
- Referrals to local tobacco addiction treatment programs and services. Quit Line
tobacco addiction treatment specialists have a list of resources from all over Wisconsin
so they can refer callers to established programs within their own
For more information, visit the Quit
Line web site or contact Kate
Kobinsky, UW-CTRI Quit Line Coordinator, at 608-265-5617.
Tobacco Addiction Treatment
Education and Outreach Program
Education and Outreach program provides Wisconsin
clinicians and healthcare systems with training and technical
assistance on evidence-based, effective tobacco addiction treatment
strategies. The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research
and Intervention (UW-CTRI) has three outreach specialists who
work with healthcare clinicians and systems to incorporate
evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment into their standard of care
for every patient visit.
information, visit the Education
and Outreach web site or contact
Adsit, UW-CTRI Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 608-262-7557.
First Breath is a program that helps pregnant women in Wisconsin quit
smoking. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Women's Health
Foundation with partners: State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Bureau of Community Health Promotion, and APS Healthcare Inc. First Breath
cessation strategies are integrated into existing prenatal care models,
including public health services and private healthcare clinic
For more information, visit the
Breath program web site or contact
Hillary Whitehorse, First Breath Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Women’s Health
Foundation at 608-251-1675.
June 11, 2013