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Taiwan Report on Quitline Activities

  • Hsu, Pei-Ting;Chang, Chia-Wen;Chang, Te-Chung
    • Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
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    • v.17 no.sup2
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    • pp.11-18
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    • 2016
  • 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.