QuitLine Calls Down Due to Pandemic Stressors

April 19th, 2021

Man looking concerned. Learn more about quitting smoking.A report from the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) shows that calls to tobacco quitlines fell 27% last year — the greatest drop in a decade.

The report cites a decrease in public information messaging and pandemic-related stressors as the main causes for the decrease in calls. 

In our state, data show that Colorado QuitLine enrollments are also down, and smokers who called the QuitLine in the past year reported smoking more.

However, quitline callers have also said they are more motivated to quit because of COVID-19. National data indicates that smokers are aware that smoking can make them more vulnerable to serious illness from a coronavirus infection, which is a positive sign for cessation efforts, quitline leaders say.

Learn more in this article from The Denver Post >>

The Colorado QuitLine offers free support to Coloradans who are looking for help to quit, or cut back on, tobacco or nicotine. 

Learn more about the Colorado QuitLine here >>