The Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ) is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service operated by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. ASQ offers self-help materials, one-on-one telephone counseling to quit smoking, and a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches. ASQ services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting.
Services are available in four languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese). ASQ also provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users:
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin): 1-800-838-8917
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm, Pacific Time. Voicemail and recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.
The Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ) is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ASQ works closely with organizations and health care providers in pursuit of the shared goal of creating a healthier nation. For more information on partnering with ASQ and referring your patients to our service, please contact us here