International Quitline Institute

The International Quitline Institute (IQI) offers tobacco cessation training for medical and public health professionals in low- and middle-income countries. To address the global gap in cost-effective tobacco cessation services, the IQI conducts international training programs on quitline development, improvement, and integration with overall tobacco control activities. Funding is provided by Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (with additional support from the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and CDC Foundation).

In 2011, the IQI’s inaugural 5-day Seattle training brought together 26 people from 16 countries representing all six World Health Organization (WHO) regions to address Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a global health treaty created in 2003 for ameliorating diseases and deaths due to tobacco. Article 14 of the FCTC calls for governments to implement smoking cessation programs as part of a comprehensive strategy to reverse the tobacco epidemic. Slide presentations with audio recordings of conference sessions are available below: