Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine)

 

 

 

The Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine) is the tobacco cessation delivery arm of the Center. Located in Tucson, AZ, it is a public service entity funded by the state tax on tobacco products. 

Every state in the United States is required to provide tobacco quitting helpline services, and ASHLine provides those services in Arizona. Tobacco quitlines, such as the ASHLine, have helped reduce tobacco use for decades while saving the healthcare system millions of dollars in averted health care costs by providing accessible, convenient and evidence-based services to state residents.

ASHLine offers: 

  • Quit Coaching
  • Medication to quit tobacco
  • Resources to help people quit
  • Resources for community partners
  • Referral development services to assist healthcare providers and employers make patient and employee referrals to ASHLine
  • Support to insurers and employers who want to offer a tobacco cessation program to their members and employees

ASHLine is open to residents within Arizona interested in quitting tobacco who are Medicaid beneficiaries, uninsured, or privately insured individuals whose insurer or employer contract with us. When you call in, we start the process of matching you with a Quit Coach. Our Quit Coaching is customized to each person individually, one coach throughout program, so any special circumstances that might affect your ability to quit are taken into account.

Services are tailored to meet specialized populations including pregnant/postpartum and services to those with behavioral health conditions. Assistance to quit smokeless tobacco, vape, and e-cigs are also provided.  All our services are available in English and Spanish. 

For more information on Arizona Smokers' Helpline (ASHLine) resources please: ashline.org

Maureen Milazzo, LMSW
Clinical Services Manager
mmilazzo@email.arizona.edu