MISSOULA, Mont. – Right now, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the state and one in seven Montanans are using tobacco. The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is working to lower that number by launching new programs to make it easier for Montanans to get support and get more tools.
The program recently launched a new online chat and texting line. Montanans can log on to QuitNowMontana.com and a pop-up chat will appear asking how they can help.
For Montanans under the age of 25, there is a new texting feature. They can text “help” to 36072 to start automated text messages. Then, young adults can text “coach” to interact with a live coach.