QUiTWORKS-RI is a free service telephone based support service for all Rhode Island residents who want to quit using tobacco products, whether you are thinking about quitting, are ready to make a quit attempt, or have already quit and are seeking help to stay tobacco-free. We may even be able to give you some information if you’re calling about a friend or loved one.
QUiTWORKS-RI counseling services are provided by certified tobacco treatment specialists (TTS).
Call #1: Longest discussion and can take up to 30 minutes. Throughout your calls, you will get help in keeping your motivation to quit, planning to quit, and dealing with challenges.
Other calls: 10-15 minutes each.
After the 10 minute intake call, up to 5 sessions of quit support counseling is provided by certified tobacco treatment specialists (TTS).
1st. Counseling call – lasts about 35 minutes. The counselor will discuss strategies to quit and set a quit day, review medicine options, address triggers and ways to increase your confidence.
2nd.-5th. Counseling calls – last about 10-15 minutes each. Throughout these calls, you will continue to receive help in planning to quit, keeping your motivation to stay quit, and dealing with challenges.
The point of counseling is to help you create a quit plan and stay quit when it is hard.