Tobacco cessation telephonic counseling services are an evidence-based intervention for smoking cessation.
However, such services are limited for Asian immigrants with limited English proficiency.
Several subgroups of Asian Americans have smoking rates that are higher than the general population.
includes men who predominantly speak Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, and Vietnamese languages (CKV).
Traditional state quitline services have not adequately met the needs of callers who predominantly speak these languages.
Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate promotion for an Asian quitline is highly specialized and can be challenging with limited expertise available.
CDC plans to directly support a national Asian language quitline with $1 million in annual funding for a period of three years.