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Taiwan Report on Quitline Activities

  • Hsu, Pei-Ting ;
  • Chang, Chia-Wen ;
  • Chang, Te-Chung
  • Published : 2016.04.25

Abstract

Aiming at reducing smoking population, Taiwan government adopted a successful smoking cessation quitline model from California Smokers' Helpline, commissioned a private non-profit organization-Teacher Chang Foundation, which was well-known for its quality telephone counseling service-to set up Asia's first quitline, Taiwan Smokers' Helpline (TSH) in 2003. The establishment of the quitline is a significant progress for tobacco control in Taiwan, as it built up a cooperative model with smoking cessation clinics to increase the quit rate through assisting smokers to overcome their psychological obstacles while quitting smoking.

Keywords

Taiwan Smokers' Helpline;Taiwan quitline;smoking cessation;quitline

References

  1. Health Promotion Administration. (2015). Adult Smoking Behavior Surveillance System, ASBS. Retrieved from http://tobacco.hpa.gov.tw/Show.aspx?MenuId=581