Services For Your Patients

The NH Tobacco Helpline, funded by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, provides the QuitWorks-NH counseling services.

Green ArrowWhat We Offer Your Patients

Operator

QuitWorks-NH offers multiple services to all tobacco users, whether they are thinking about quitting, they are ready to make a quit attempt, or have already quit and are seeking help to stay quit. Here is what your patients are offered:

  • Up to five calls to make contact with your patient
  • Intake, assessment and brief motivational call
  • Five telephone-based counseling sessions
  • Enrollment in an interactive website for person who uses tobacco (www.trytostopnh.org)
  • Tailored print materials
  • Follow-up calls at seven months
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the form of the patch
  • Customized text services and reminders
  • An online community of people quitting tobacco use

Green ArrowTelephone Counseling Calls

QuitWorks-NH offers evidence based, multi-session telephone counseling protocols.

Session Schedule Objectives
1 Immediately following intake call to 1 – 7 days after, scheduled per caller convenience • Establish rapport • Determine reasons for smoking, reasons for quitting, and concerns about quitting • Discuss nicotine addiction • Answer questions, concerns regarding quit date
2 OPTIMAL: 2 days before quit date
RANGE: 1 – 3 days before quit date
• Aid caller in preparation for quit day • Assess status of stop-smoking medications and discuss further if needed • Discuss and practice thought and action strategies
3 OPTIMAL: 1 day after quit date
RANGE: 1 – 2 days after quit date
• Assess quit status and emotional state • Conduct appropriate session based upon caller’s quit status • Assess caller’s use of quit strategies and stop-smoking medications • Plan for handling future tough situations that will come up in the next week
4 OPTIMAL: 7 days after Session 3
RANGE: 5 – 9 days after Session 3
• Assess quit status, emotional state, and use of stop-smoking medications • Assess caller’s motivation to
remain a non-smoker • Plan for handling future tough situations that will come up in the next week • Reinforce caller for their success
5 OPTIMAL: 14 days after Session 3
RANGE: 12 – 16 days after Session 3
• Assess quit status, emotional state, and use of stop-smoking
medications • Assess caller’s motivation to remain a non-smoker • Remind caller to prepare to cope with urges to smoke in advance; plan for action and thought strategies, and do mental rehearsals of them • Reinforce caller for their success