Get Help Quitting Tobacco in 2011
Extra help available for Montana tobacco users who make New Year’s resolutions to quit
Area residents who ring in the New Year by resolving to quit tobacco can receive free help and, for a limited time, take advantage of cost reductions on nicotine replacement therapy, Chantix or bupropion.
“The reduced costs offered are just in time to support New Year’s resolutions to quit tobacco for good,” says Teddy Nault, Tobacco Use Prevention Specialist with the City-County Health Department.
Beginning January 1, the Montana Tobacco Quit Line will offer 6 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or the patch), up from the 4-week supply that is normally offered. In addition, the quit line is reducing the monthly co-pay for Chantix from $50 to $25 (for up to 3 months). Buproprion is also available for three months at a $5 co-pay per month.
Callers who enroll will also receive guidance from specialists who help each caller develop a personalized quit plan and five calls with a quit coach who will guide the individual through the quitting process.
The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a free service available to smokers as well as individuals who use other tobacco products. Calling the quit line is toll-free, at 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Click here for more information or call Teddy Nault at 452-0881 x307.