Asian Smoker Quitline
Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ)
Asian Smoking Quitline (ASQ)
Asian Smokers' Quitline (ASQ)
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 is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
ASQ counseling is free, easy, convenient, and has been clinically proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good.
You can develop a quitting plan that’s right for you—by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor. Self-help materials will also be mailed to smokers to explain the basics of quitting. Services are available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese
Counselors are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Pacific Time, 10a.m. to 12 a.m., Eastern Time. Or sign up 24/7 online. If a voice message is received after hours, call will be responded within the next business day.
Materials to help someone quit
Family and friends can be an important source of support and motivation for a person who is trying to quit smoking.
If you want to help someone quit smoking, you’ll need to learn about what the quitting process is like.
Call ASQ to obtain helpful in-language information to help smokers to quit. Visit 4 steps to help someone quit smoking.
Free Nicotine Patches
Smokers who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese may be eligible for a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches, sent directly to their home. To see if you qualify, call ASQ to find out.
Quit Today! We are here to help you
The Asian Smokers’ Quitline (ASQ) is a free smoking cessation program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help smokers who speak Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese quit smoking.
When you call, a friendly staff person will offer a choice of services:
In-language self-help materials and one-on-one counseling over the phone. Smokers may be eligible for a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches, sent directly to their home.