New Benefits for the New Year from the MT Tobacco Quit Line
Area residents who ring in the New Year by resolving to quit tobacco can receive free help from the Montana Tobacco Quit Line. The Quit Line offers eight weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy, reduced co-pays on Chantix or Bupropion (Zyban), and five proactive calls with a quit coach.
“The free nicotine replacement therapy and reduced cost medications offered are just in time to support New Year’s resolutions to quit tobacco for good,” says CCHD Tobacco Use Prevention Specialist Teddy Nault.
There is also a program for pregnant women. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line Pregnancy and Postpartum Program will provide ongoing support with up to nine calls during pregnancy and after delivery. Free nicotine replacement therapies will be available with a prescription from their medical provider. Other benefits of this program include a small reward card for each completed call.
Quitting tobacco can be the most important thing you can do for your health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes as successful cessation devices. Use of these products may hamper your success of quitting tobacco. However, the Quit Line helps smokers and smokeless tobacco users alike, and Quit Line participants have a higher success rate than those who try to quit alone.
Call the toll-free Quit Line at 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) today. For more information, call Teddy Nault at 452-0881 x307 or visit CCHD’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program online.