MT Tobacco Quit Line can Help with New Year’s Resolutions

Area residents who decide to ring in the New Year by resolving to quit tobacco don’t have to do it alone!  The Cascade City-County Health Department wants to remind individuals that the Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a free service, available to smokers as well as smokeless tobacco users. Calling the MT Quit Line is toll-free, at 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669).  In addition to support, callers can receive free help including nicotine replacement therapy, for a limited time, and take advantage of cost reductions on Chantix or Bupropion (Zyban).

Beginning January 1, the Montana Tobacco Quit Line will offer 4 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or the patch), up from the 2-week supply that is routinely offered. In addition, the Quit Line is also offering Chantix for $50 per month (for up to 3 months) and Bupropion for three months for $5 per month.  “The free NRT and 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 Cascade City-County Health Department.

Callers who enroll receive guidance from specialists who help each caller set a quit date, develop a personalized quit plan and participate in five proactive calls with a quit coach who will guide the individual through the quitting process. Individuals who have utilized the MT Quit Line have had a higher success rate than those who try to quit alone.

For further information about the MT Quit Line or any other tobacco inquiries please visit CCHD’s Tobacco Use Prevention program or contact Teddy Nault at (406) 452-0881 ext. 307.