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Montana Tobacco Quit Line

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  For help quitting all commercial tobacco products, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.QuitNowMontana.com

Montana Tobacco Quit Line Services are:

  • Staffed 7 days a week: 5:00 AM to 11 PM, MST with 24 hour voicemail. Please leave us a message and we will call you back!
  • A FREE personalized quit plan
  • 5 FREE pro-active cessation coaching sessions
  • 6 weeks of FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches or lozenges). Callers who enroll in Quit Line services may be eligible for up to 6 weeks of free NRT. The Quit Line will explain to the caller how and when these medications will be mailed out.
  • Chantix at a REDUCED COST ($25 co-pay per month for three months)
  • Bupropion at REDUCED COST ($5 co-pay per month for three months)
  • FREE educational materials for health care providers as well as friends and families of tobacco users
  • A fax referral system for health care providers who have patients that want to quit using tobacco (see provider resources)

Specialized Programs in addition to above services:

American Indian Quitline LogoNew! American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line with a dedicated line 1-855-372-0037 and web based enrollment www.MTAmericanIndianQuitline.com. The service connects callers with Native Coaches, offers 10 weeks free counseling, free Nicotine Replacement Therapy, and reduced cost cessation medications. The call line is dual-staffed 7 days a week 10:30AM to 5:30PM. (Callers may experience wait time and may need to leave a message to receive a call back from the trained coaches.)

 

Cessation & PregnancyDedicated Female Coaches! Quit Now Montana Pregnancy Program offers pregnant and postpartum callers a personal quit coach, extended coaching calls with cash incentives, 8 weeks NRTs during pregnancy and additional weeks of NRTs postpartum. Call 1-800-784-8669 to enroll today.

Provider Resources

Refer a Patient: To refer a patient to the Montana Tobacco Quit Line please print out the referral form, fill it out and fax it to 1-800-261-6259.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can adolescents call the Quit Line?

Yes, adolescents are welcome to call the Quit Line. The FDA has not approved NRT for persons under 18 so they are not eligible for that benefit.

Do I need a 406 area code to use the Montana Tobacco Quit Line?

Yes or you can call 1-866-485-7848

Is the number of calls limited to five per individual?

No, the individual may have as many calls as needed to quit and stay quit. The research indicates that five sessions is the optimal number for telephone cessation counseling. Individuals who relapse are also encouraged to call the Quit Line. Studies show that individuals will quit several times before they stay quit.

How does the Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) get to the individual?

NRT (gum, patches, or lozenges) is mailed directly to the enrolled individual. NRT shipping can be tracked on the quit line website, but individuals must be enrolled in phone services to be eligible to receive free NRT.

Who provides the services of the Quit Line?

National Jewish Health in Denver, ranked the nation's #1 respiratory hospital by U.S. News & World Report, operates the Montana Tobacco Quit Line. National Jewish also operates:

  • Alabama Quit Line
  • Arkansas Quit Line
  • Colorado Quit Line
  • Kentucky Quit Line
  • Massachusetts Quit Line
  • Michigan Quit Line
  • Nevada Quit Line
  • New Hampshire Quit Line
  • North Dakota Quit Line
  • Ohio Quit Line
  • Pennsylvania Quit Line
  • Rhode Island Quit Line
  • Vermont Quit Line
  • Wyoming Quit Line

How is the Quit Line staffed?

  • Bachelor-degree or higher educational level
  • Extra staff available for heavy advertising, high-volume times of year (January), etc.
  • Specific Counselors specialize in American Indian issues, Prenatal Smokers, Teen Smokers, Spit Tobacco, Stress Reduction, Weight Loss and Exercise Programs