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New Year, New Chance to Quit Tobacco for Good!


December 19, 2018 | View PDF

Richland County, Mont. – Every year, thousands of Montanans look at the new year as an opportunity to make positive life changes. For Montanans who use tobacco, quitting tobacco is one of the best things they can do for their health. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line and American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line are free services available to all Montanans and are here to help anyone quit tobacco.

“Remember the Quit Line is for all types of tobacco: cigarettes, smokeless, and e-cigarettes. No matter what type of tobacco you use, the Quit Line can help,” stated Jacklyn Damm, Local Tobacco Prevention Specialist.

The Quit Line offers free and reduced cost medications, free counseling with a certified quit coach and a personalized quit plan. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line also offers a special program to pregnant women who want to quit for their own health and the health of their baby, and offers an American Indian call line that connects callers with American Indian coaches. All Quit Line programs deliver tailored services for each caller creating the best opportunity for success.

Quitting tobacco can be the most important thing you do for your health this New Year. The Quit Line, along with FDA-approved cessation medications available through enrollment, is a proven effective way to help you quit tobacco use successfully. Tobacco users who use the Montana Tobacco Quit Line are 7 to 10 times more likely to quit than if they were to try alone.

To get started call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669), or visit the website at to enroll. American Indian callers can reach Native coaches directly by calling 1-855-372-0037. Or call the Richland County Health Department at 406-433-2207 for more information. Set yourself up for success in the New Year by calling the quit line today!


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