Extra help Montana resolutions quit

Area residents who ring in the New Year by resolving to quit tobacco can receive free help, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), for a limited time, and take advantage of cost reductions on Chantix or Bupropion (Zyban).

The free NRT and reduced costs offered are just in time to support New Year’s resolutions to quit tobacco for good says Christy Nelson RN, with the Pondera County Health Department (PCHD).

Beginning Jan 1, the Montana Tobacco Quit Line will offer four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, lozenges or the patch), up from the two-week supply that is routinely offered.

In addition, the Quit Line is also offering Chantix for $50 per month (for up to three months) and Bupropion for three months for $5 per month.

Callers who enroll receive guidance from specialists who help each caller set date, develop a personalized quit plan and participate in five proactive calls with a quit coach who will guide the individual through the quitting process.

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a free service available to smokers a well as individuals who use other tobacco products.

Calling the Quit line is toll-free, at 1-800 784-8669.