Montana’s Tobacco Quit Line marks 6th anniversary


 By MaryAnn Clingingsmith

To Celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the Montana Tobacco Quit Line the quit line will extend its free Nicotine Replacement Therapy benefit (patches, gum, or lozenges) from two weeks to four throughout May. Beginning May 1, the quit line will add the smoking cessation medication bupropion, at a reduced cost of $5 per month for up to three months, as another quit line benefit. 

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line offers free cessation coaching, help developing individualized quit plans, free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, and reduced cost Chantix or bupropion. Calls are toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).  
The Montana Tobacco Quit Line has helped more than 10,000 Montanans quit using tobacco.
Tobacco use annually claims the lives of 1,500 Montanans. The majority of Montana tobacco users want to quit.
Tobacco users are 7 to 10 times more likely to successfully quit with assistance from Montana’s quit line.
The Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, a part of the Department of Public Health and Human Services, uses comprehensive, evidence-based strategies to prevent Montana youth from starting to use tobacco, eliminate secondhand smoke exposure, and help those who use tobacco to quit. CDC studies have confirmed that such comprehensive tobacco use prevention programming is effective in reducing tobacco use.
If you would like more information about the Quit Line and it’s services please call MaryAnn Clingingsmith at 406-345-4117, office located in the Dawson County Health Department in Glendive, Montana.  
Published May 12, 2010

 
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