May 12 2017

Quitline Workgroup Update: May 2017

By |2017-10-17T13:33:42-05:00May 12th, 2017|

HBCU's, Community Colleges Partner with Truth Initiative, CVS to Tackle Tobacco Last month, Truth Initiative® and the CVS Health Foundation joined forces to work with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges students and administrators. Through a nation-wide campaign, the organizations advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke and tobacco free campus policies.  Click HERE to read.   Who [...]

Mar 21 2017

Quitline Update: March 2017

By |2017-10-17T13:27:18-05:00March 21st, 2017|

The Alabama Quitline's new vendor is IQH, and they will take over services starting April 1st!!! IQH was the vendor who helped Alabama develop our quitline, and was our partner for 14 years, so we really look forward to working with them. We will discuss the new vendor and QuitNow website at our annual meeting [...]

Jan 15 2017

Quitline Workgroup Update: January 2017

By |2017-10-17T13:28:41-05:00January 15th, 2017|

The Quitline received over 31,000 calls with over 10,000 people receiving services in 2016!    FDA issues warnings to four tobacco product manufacturers for flavored cigarettes... Four tobacco manufacturers received warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for illegally selling flavored products labeled as little cigars or cigars that the agency says are actual [...]

Dec 08 2016

Quitline Workgroup Update: December 2016

By |2017-10-17T13:34:41-05:00December 8th, 2016|

The new Quitline RFA will be released later this month, and the contract will be awarded in February.   Surgeon General sounds the alarm on teens and e-cigarettes... "These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States, surpassing conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and [...]