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ARRA  Communities Putting Prevention to Work-State Level Project Component III
Description: This supplemental award is made available to the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program, to significantly expand and enhance tobacco cessation services through the state quitline. Funds must be used to support core infrastructure for the delivery of quitline services, through media promotion and outreach. 5% of the funding can be used for nicotine replacement therapy...This project compliments the Healthy People 2020 Objective of increasing cessation attempts among adults and young people. The Arkansas Tobacco Quitline currently provides pharmacotherapy (nicotine replacement therapy up to 8 weeks for uninsured) and counseling services for people wanting to quit smoking or smokeless tobacco. There is also a specialized program for women who are pregnant and want to quit tobacco. The quitline number is: 1800 QUIT NOW (1800 784-8669).
State Agency: ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Contact Name: Rushing Debbie
Contact Phone: (501) 661-2380
Contact E-Mail: Debbie.Rushing@arkansas.gov
Federal Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1 Projects:
Project Title Location Total Award Total Expenditure
ARRA  Communities Putting Prevention to Work-State Level Project Component III ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH $664,204 $664,204