About Women Quitline

Established in 2006, Women Quit is a gender-specific smoking cessation service specifically designed for all current female smokers with quit attempt. Our experienced smoking cessation nurse and trained counselors endeavor to provide an all-round tailor-made cessation programme via face-to-face and telephone counselling. We aim to partner with female smokers in developing practical cessation plan and help them to understand tobacco dependence. We also offer regular follow-up depending on individuals’ needs. Public enquiries on smoking cessation are very welcomed.

Service Utilization

Female Smokers Recruited
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Journal Publications

Ho KY, Li HCW, Lam KKW, Wang MP, Xia W, Ho LKL, Ou YJ, Chan SSC, Lam TH. Quitting trajectories of Chinese women smokers following telephone smoking cessation counselling: A longitudinal study. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Feb;29(3-4):556-566. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15101

Li WHC, Chan SSC, Wan SF, Wang MP, Ho KY, Lam TH. Development of a community-based network to promote smoking cessation among female smokers in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17(1): 311. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4213-z

Li HC, Chan SS, Lam TH. Smoking among Hong Kong Chinese women: behavior, attitudes and experience. BMC Public Health. 2015 Feb 25;15:183. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1529-4.

Li HC, Chan SS, Wan ZS, Wang MP, Lam TH. An evaluation study of a gender-specific smoking cessation program to help Hong Kong Chinese women quit smoking. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 29;15:986. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2326-9



Leung DY, Chan SS, Fu IC, Lam TH. Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding smoking cessation among Chinese affiliates of women’s organisations in Hong Kong. Health Soc Care Community. 2011 Mar;19(2):207-16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00970.x.

Ng CSM, Leung YP, Wan SF, Fu CY, Lam TH, Chan SSC. An evaluation of the first gender-specific smoking cessation counselling program for female smokers to quit in Hong Kong: A 3-year follow-up (abstract and poster presentation for IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 7-11 August 2011, Edinburgh). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. 2011; 65(Suppl 1): A368. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976m.60

Chan SSC, Wong CN, Leung AYM, Mak YW, Fong DYT, Lam DOB, Lam TH. Initiative to support young female smokers in Hong Kong: Using gender-specific strategies in the Youth Quitline. International Network of Women Against Tobacco. 2008, Dec 2008 – Mar 2009: 2-14.

Chan SS, Wong EM, Leung GM, Lam TH. For women smokers in Hong Kong: Providing a gender specific smoking cessation program. The NET: International Network of Women Against Tobacco’s e-magazine. 2007.

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