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A National Asian-Language Smokers' Quitline – United States, 2012–2014 (Preventing Chronic Disease)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); Other Conditions; Asian; Immigrant; Health Behaviors; Tobacco/Smoking

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CHIS Journal Article

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Until recently, in-language telephone quitline services for smokers who speak Asian languages were available only in California. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded the national Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ) to expand this service to all states. The objective of this study was to examine characteristics of ASQ callers, how they heard about the quitline, and their use of the service.

Authors examined callers' demographics, cigarette smoking status, time to first cigarette, how callers heard about the quitline, and service use (receipt of counseling and medication) by using ASQ intake and administrative data from August 2012 through July 2014, analyzing data by language and state. Authors calculated the ratio of California tobacco users who called ASQ for help with quitting to the total number of CKV adult smokers in California by using 2011 California Health Interview Survey data to estimate ASQ reach in California (the only state with smoking prevalence rates for Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese (CKV)-language adult smokers).

In 2 years, 5,771 callers from 48 states completed intake; 31% were Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), 38% were Korean, and 31% were Vietnamese. More than 95% of all callers who used tobacco were current daily cigarette smokers at intake. About 87% of ASQ callers were male, 57% were aged 45 to 64 years, 48% were uninsured, and educational attainment varied. Most callers (54%) were referred by newspapers or magazines. Nearly all eligible callers (99%) received nicotine patches. About 85% of smokers enrolled in counseling; counseled smokers completed an average of 4 sessions.

ASQ reached Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese speakers nationwide. Callers were referred by the promotional avenues employed by ASQ, and most received services (medication, counseling, or both). State quitlines and local organizations should consider transferring callers and promoting ASQ to increase access to cessation services.


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Journal Article: A National Asian-Language Smokers' Quitline – United States, 2012–2014

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California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

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