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Welcome to the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation

Our Mission

To develop and implement comprehensive tobacco cessation strategies, with statewide partners, to reduce the adverse health and economic impacts of tobacco in Arizona.

Our Vision

An Arizona that cultivates and pursues health equity for all.

 

The Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation (ACTC) serves Arizona through its core mission to develop and implement comprehensive tobacco cessation strategies to reduce the adverse health and economic impacts of tobacco. It houses the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine), Tobacco Cessation Training Institute, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, and Office of Research & Evaluation.


OUR STORY

Established in the Fall of 2018, largely funded by tobacco tax dollars, the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation (ACTC) serves Arizona through its core mission to develop and implement comprehensive tobacco cessation strategies to reduce the adverse health and economic impacts of tobacco use and nicotine dependence. The Center houses the Tobacco Cessation Training Institute, the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) founded in 1995 at the University of Arizona, the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, and the Office of Research & Evaluation. Within the past three years, Center staff have trained thousands of healthcare providers and members of community, provided cessation services to over 17,000 enrolled clients, and produced an average annual 7-month quit rate of 32%. We have continuously adapted our service protocols and modes of technology-mediated service delivery to meet the needs of our funders, partners, and most importantly, our clients. Collectively, our efforts have positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and saved Arizona’s health care system tens of millions of dollars.

 


 

ACTC SERVICES

  • Providing comprehensive, evidence-based tobacco cessation services to individuals, healthcare providers, health systems, and employers to help them meet their tobacco cessation needs
  • Providing education and training on tobacco cessation and technical assistance for referral development to local health departments, healthcare providers, health systems, and employers
  • Collecting, synthesizing and disseminating data to inform individuals, health care systems, policymakers and employers about the physical harms and dangers of tobacco use and nicotine dependence and the physical, emotional and economic benefits of quitting
  • Developing public-private partnerships with insurers and employers to expand service reach and establish cost-sharing revenue streams to sustain the Center over time
  • Supporting research and innovation to inform academic knowledge within the field of tobacco control and advance novel solutions to improve outcomes
Training

Training Institute

Learn more about the Training Institute

ASH Line Operator

ASHLine

Learn more about the Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine)

Research and Evaluation

Research & Evaluation

Learn more about Research & Evaluation

Partnerships

Learn about establishing a partnership with the Center

Resources

Free educational resources for everyone

Clients

Information for participating clients


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