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Multiple Smoking-cessation Counseling Service

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Provision of comprehensive and accessible smoke cessation services to assist smokers to change their habit and reduce obstacles: Smokers receive assistance in their efforts to quit smoking through outpatient smoking cessation treatment, toll-free phone counseling, and smoking cessation courses.

(1) Second Generation Smoking Cessation Service: In 2019, 173,525 were served with 631,764 visits and the six-month cessation success rate was 25.9%, helping 45,000 people to quit smoking. In the short term, it is estimated that more than NT$240 million will be saved in medical health insurance expenditure and in the long term, more than NT$18.8 billion in social and economic benefits.

(2) Smoker’s Helpline: From 2003-2019, telephone counseling received 1,329,271 calls and a total of 363,942 individuals were helped to set cessation plans. The success rate for cases that received multiple counseling sessions exceeded 40% in 2019.

(3) Smoking Cessation Classes: In 2019, local governments held a total of 405 classes,
with approximately 4,916 participants.