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Tobacco Use Prevention
Tobacco Use Prevention ProgramProgram Goals
The goal of the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP) is to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use by:
  • Preventing tobacco use among young people
  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among certain population groups
  • Promoting quitting among adults and young people

Montana Tobacco Quit Line Services 
This is a free telephone service for all who live in Montana. Reach them at (800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669. They provide:
  • A free personalized quit plan
  • Free cessation coaching personalized quit plan
  • Five free proactive cessation coaching sessions
  • Four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy if appropriate (i.e., gum, patches, or lozenges)
    • 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 bupropion, 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 1 and will continue as supplies last.
  • Chantix at a reduced cost ($50 copay per month for three months)
  • Bupropion at reduced cost ($5 copay 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
  • Trained staff that offers culturally appropriate services for American Indians

Mission Statement
The mission of MTUPP is to address the public health crisis caused by the use of all forms of commercial tobacco products. MTUPP will work to eliminate tobacco use, especially among young people, through state-wide programs and policies.

More Information
For more information, please contact Jacklyn Damm at 406-433-2207.

Richland County
201 W. Main
Sidney, MT 59270