Montana Tobacco Quit Line

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is extending its May promotion of four weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum or lozenges), the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced Monday.

“The Quit Line had an increase in calls from the May promotion and we want to keep up the incentive to quit with the extension of benefits,” said DPHHS Director Anna Whiting Sorrell. “We hope more Montanans will be inspired to take this important step toward improving their health and call the Montana Tobacco Quit Line. Since the Quit Line was started in May 2004, more than 35,000 Montanans have called for assistance.”

Along with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, now in its sixth year, also offers free cessation coaching, help developing individualized quit plans and reduced cost Chantix or bupropion. Calls are toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

“The majority of Montana tobacco users want to quit,” says Heather Beck, Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program cessation specialist for DPHHS. “With the assistance of programs like the Montana Tobacco Quit Line, they are up to 10 times more likely to succeed.”

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is funded by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program. The DPHHS Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program 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 comprehensive tobacco use prevention programming is critical in reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco.

8 comments for “Montana Tobacco Quit Line

  1. val
    February 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I want to quit so bad and hate what it is doing to my life. I think this is one of the best ways a person can go to quit. Thanks montana for helping people like me to quit.

  2. patti woodward
    April 28, 2011 at 12:19 am

    i want to quit smoking can you help me my husband wants help to and he is in worse shape than me his blood oxygen level was 89

  3. kev
    April 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Just don’t smoke or coll 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

  4. Cindy
    July 29, 2011 at 1:08 am

    I used the Montana Quit Line almost three years ago. I had tried so many times to quit smoking with no success. I had been smoking for over 25 years and was up to a pack and a half a day. I finally made the call and went through the process. They suggested the 2m lozenges for me. They sent me a 90 day supply. After 30 days I didn’t even need them any longer. I smoked my last cigarette on 9/14/2008. I have never smoked again and I feel very strongly that this program works but I also feel very strongly that you have to be absolutely ready in your mind and heart to quit. I think nothing will work if you haven’t convinced yourself you are ready and you WANT to quit more than anything else.

  5. Gerald Jackson
    February 27, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I want to quit but I went thru the hotline number and they sent my doctor a form for him to fill out .He filled it out and sent it back in but i never received my patches,so I really don’t know how i can quit without there help again.

  6. Roger Oren
    May 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I am pushing 70 in August and I want to quit smoking. I have been smoking since I was 14, but quit in 1995 for 6 years. Now I am finding out that I am having medical problems and the doctor suggested quitting. I want to. Can you help.
    Thank you
    Roger Oren

  7. Deana Desjarlais
    July 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I am mentally ready to quit . But get very crabby after bout two hours without a cigarette. Please help me
    Sincerely Deana

  8. James vitale
    October 25, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Thanks quit line tomorrow is 1 year thanks again

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