Physician awareness and referral to national smoking cessation quitlines and web-based resources
Dear Editor, We are writing to describe current levels of awareness of and
referral to national quitlines, and aWeb-based cessation service among primary care physicians. Smokers who use telephone counseling are more likely to achieve long-term cessation compared to those who do not . Quitlines can assist in forming a quit plan, offer nicotine replacement therapy, and schedule follow-up contact .We analyzed data from the
National Survey of Primary Care Physicians’ Recommendations and Practice for Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer Screening  to assess awareness and referral to the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines’ 1-800-QUIT-NOW, the National Cancer Institute’s quitline 1-877-
44U-QUIT, and the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site smokefree.gov...