|Awarded On||January 18, 2012|
|Title||Tobacco Cessation Services for High Risk Populations|
|Award Mechanism||Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services|
|Institution/Organization||Texas Department of State Health Services|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Barry Sharp|
|Cancer Sites||Bladder, Cervix Uteri, Head and Neck, Kidney and Renal Pelvis, Larynx, Leukemia, Lung and Bronchus, Pancreas, Stomach|
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has provided telephone cessation counseling (Quitline) to Texas residents since 2000 as part of the state’s efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use. Since 2008, the demand for services through the Texas Quitline has increased from 2,148 tobacco users who received counseling in 2008, to 9,055 in 2010, and 6,605 during the first six months of 2011. Due to the increase in calls, the budget for the Quitline has increased from $550,000 in 2008, to $2.2 million in 2011.
According to a 2006 report by the Center for Health Research at Keiser Permanente Northwest, there is a return of $8,127 per person for the firs...