People who use the Montana Tobacco Quit Line are 7 to 10 times more likely to quit than those trying to quit on their own.
Montana Tobacco Quit Line Services
- A FREE telephone service for all Montanan’s – 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669
- A FREE personalized quit plan
- FREE cessation coaching personalized quit plan
- 5 FREE pro-active cessation coaching sessions
- 4 FREE weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches or lozenges) if appropriate, for cigarette or smokeless tobacco users. Callers who plan to use the nicotine patch can now receive two free weeks of either the nicotine gum or the lozenge in addition to the four weeks of free patch therapy that is currently available through the quit line. Those who have a prescription to buproprion, and who are receiving it at a discounted rate through the quit line, can also receive a free two-week supply of nicotine gum or lozenge. The Quit Line will explain to the caller how and when these medications will be mailed out. This expanded benefit began October 1st and will continue as supplies last.
- Chantix at a reduced cost ($50 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 link)
- Trained staff that offers culturally appropriate services for American Indians
Montana Quit Line Hours
|Monday-Thursday||7 am – 9 pm|
|Friday||7 am – 7 pm|
|Saturday-Sunday||8 am – 4:30 pm|
We have 24-hour voicemail, so please leave us a message. We will call you back!
- A quick and easy reference for providers about the steps that their patents, as well as the provider, can take in order for the patient to receive FREE NRT (gum, patches, lozenges) and reduced cost Chantix or buproprion from the Montana Tobacco Quit Line
- Provider Information Card
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.
- 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?
- Two weeks of NRT (gum, patches, or lozenges) is mailed directly to the individual.
- 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 the Colorado and Ohio Tobacco Quit Lines, as well as the UCare Tobacco Cessation Line in Minnesota and the nationwide LungLine
- How is the Quit Line staffed?
- Counselors including Registered Nurses
- Bachelor-degree or higher educational level
- PRN staff available for heavy advertising, high-volume times of year (January), etc.
- RNs available to work with clients with chronic diseases (Asthma, COPD, heart-disease, mental health, etc)
- Specific Counselors specialize in Teen Smokers, Spit Tobacco, Prenatal Smokers, Stress Reduction, Weight Loss and Exercise Programs