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Am J Public Health. 1993 Feb;83(2):252-3.

A stop-smoking telephone help line that nobody called.

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Oregon Research Institute, Eugene 97401.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reach of a smoker's hotline that provided a variety of services to over 2100 health maintenance organization members. Formative evaluation procedures identified topics of concern, and repeated promotions advertised the service via multiple channels. Excluding a special giveaway promotion, an average of less than three calls per month were made during the 33 months of operation. To be cost-effective, smoker's hotlines should be offered to large populations and should be consistently and intensively publicized.

PMID:
8427333
PMCID:
PMC1694579
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.83.2.252
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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