Quit smoking with the Great American Smoke Out

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Deidre Dupuis Dawson County Health Department
Sunday, November 14, 2021
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A single day of giving up tobacco can help you take the first step to a longer, healthier life. Let the Great American Smoke Out event on Thursday, November 18 be your day to start your journey toward a tobacco-free life. On November 18, join with other Montanans across the state and celebrate the Great American Smoke Out by making that day the first day of your tobacco-free life.

The Great American Smoke Out raises awareness about the deaths and chronic diseases caused by smoking. Around 26% of Montana adults still use tobacco, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Every year, 1,600 Montanans die from smoking-related illness. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is here to help you on your journey toward quitting, with free coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy. Quit Line coaches know how vulnerable you can feel when attempting to quit smoking, which is why they are trained to provide you a safe and welcoming environment and to meet you where you are in your quit journey. Montanans who use the Quit Line are 7-10 times more likely to quit for good than those who try quitting on their own.

New this year, pregnant American Indian women who use commercial tobacco can now receive free quit coaching from a dedicated female American Indian coach and earn cash rewards through the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line. Visit MTAmericanIndianQuitLine.com or call 1-855-AI-QUIT to enroll. The Quit Line also offers special programs for American Indians, pregnant women, youth, and young adults. Visit Quit-NowMontana.com and click on Quit Your Way to learn more about these special programs.

It’s never too late to stop smoking. The health benefits of quitting smoking begin only 20 minutes after your last cigarette. Start your journey towards healthier lungs and a healthier mindset. We’re challenging all Montanans who use tobacco to stop for the day in hopes they will quit for good.

Quitting tobacco can be the most important thing you do for your health. Start today! Montana Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or Quit-NowMontana.com

American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quit Line: 1-855-5AI-QUIT or MTAmercianIndianQuitLine.com

My Life, My Quit (Under 18): 1-855-891-9989, MyLifeMyQuit.com, or text “Start” to 36072. Quit bags will be available at the Dawson County Health Department. The Quit bags provide information about quitting and tools to help make quitting easier. For more information please call the Health Department at 406-377-5213

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