Taiwan Report on Quitline Activities


Taiwan Smokers' Helpline, No. 16, Sec. 4, Chung Shan N. Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan


Aiming at reducing smoking population, Taiwan government adopted a successful smoking cessation quitline
model from California Smokers’ Helpline, commissioned a private non-profit organization—Teacher Chang
Foundation, which was well-known for its quality telephone counseling service—to set up Asia’s first quitline,
Taiwan Smokers’ Helpline (TSH) in 2003. The establishment of the quitline is a significant progress for tobacco
control in Taiwan, as it built up a cooperative model with smoking cessation clinics to increase the quit rate
through assisting smokers to overcome their psychological obstacles while quitting smoking.