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Choose success in 2018; call the Montana Tobacco Quit Line

 

December 29, 2017



Press release

Every New Year’s Eve, thousands of people across Montana resolve to improve their lives, vowing to give up their bad habits in exchange for healthy lifestyles.

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line wants to assist people who attempt to quit tobacco and has free programs designed for all Montanans. The Quit Line has expanded services and now offers a dedicated American Indian Quit Line, dedicated female coaches and additional incentives for pregnant and pre-natal women, with electronic enrollment for all services.

For 2018, the Quit Line aims to help those with New Year’s resolutions to quit using tobacco products or e-cigarettes by offering free support, a personalized quit plan and proven cessation medications at no or reduced cost. Quitting tobacco can be the most important thing you can do for your health. The US Food and Drug Administration has not approved smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes as successful cessation devices. Use of these products may hinder your success of quitting tobacco, according to Jay Schuschke, Prevention Specialist with the HELP Committee in Havre. The Quit Line has proven success.

Callers who enroll receive guidance from specialists who help each person set a quit date, develop a personalized quit plan, guide the individual through the quitting process and discuss the best cessation medication options/benefits for an individual.

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a free service available to all Montanans who would like to quit using tobacco products. Calling the Quit Line is toll-free at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669), or visit the website at http://www.QuitNowMontana.com to enroll, and if appropriate, ask for one of the dedicated programs. American Indian callers can reach Native coaches directly by calling 1-855-374-0037.

Make your New Year’s resolution today.

 

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