Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Arkansas Tobacco Quitline?
The Arkansas Tobacco Quitline (ATQ) is a free and private phone service to help Arkansans quit using tobacco. By calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW, you can speak to a quit counselor up to 5 times and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), while supplies lasts.
How can the ATQ help me?
The ATQ has available nicotine patches, gum, and lozenge. Your quit counselor will assess what type of NRT would be best for you based on your history of tobacco use. After you enroll in the 5 call quit program, you may be eligible for a $50 voucher for Chantix.
Can electronic smoking devices (ESDs) help me quit smoking?
There is not enough research available to show that e-cigarettes, vape pens, or other ESDs can help you quit smoking. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved them as a successful cessation resource. The long-term health impact is unknown. (Answer pulled from American Heart Association)
Do Quitlines really help smokers quit?
Yes! FDA-approved medications and nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges, along with coaching support, can double or triple your chances of success. (SGR50 Consumer Booklet).
What will the ATQ ask me after the first call?
Each call is tailored to you and your individual needs. The questions will vary, but they might ask how important quitting is to you and how confident are you in your ability to quit and stay quit.
Do I have to be insured?
No! You do not need to have insurance. Even if you do have insurance, they will not be billed. The ATQ is completely free.
What other resources are there other than ATQ?
Click Here to visit Stamp Out Smoking’s resource section to find a resource to better fit your needs.
Still have more questions?
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to find out more information. You do not have to commit to anything, but you can receive a welcome packet to find out more information.