Fax to Quit Q&A
What is Fax to Quit?
Fax to Quit is a program that builds on the services of the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line by creating partnerships with healthcare providers. Through Fax to Quit, smokers and chewers no longer have to take the first step by calling the Quit Line; instead, after talking with their clinician, they agree to have the Quit Line call them.
How Does it Work?
Individual smokers and chewers sign a Fax-to-Quit-enrollment form during a face-to-face intervention at a doctor’s office, hospital, dentist’s office, clinic or agency site. The form is faxed to the Quit Line. Within three days, a quit coach makes the initial call to the tobacco user to begin the intervention.
Why is it Beneficial?
What is the Reach of the Program?
There are more than 400 Fax to Quit clinic sites throughout Wisconsin helping thousands of tobacco users to quit.
What is the History of the Program?
The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line was founded in 2001 and Fax to Quit began in March of 2003. The Quit Line is managed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention – a program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. It is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as well as other grants. Quit Line coaching services are provided by Optum, whose trained telephone counselors have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and many have master’s degrees.
Call UW-CTRI for more information at (608) 262-8673.