|January 3, 2013
The Gift of Support
This Holiday season think about offering an open ear, an encouraging word or an added commitment to help someone who is trying to reach a personal goal. Holidays are often a time when people make new resolutions and reflect on their loved ones and families. This has traditionally been a wonderful time to think about quitting the harmful habit of cigarette smoking or smokeless tobacco use.
Stopping commercial tobacco use not only helps the quitter, it is a gift to their family, their housemates and their future investment. It takes incredible resolve and strength to quit tobacco, as it is one of the most addictive substances. It is difficult for anyone to take this on alone. If you know someone who is attempting to stop commercial tobacco use be sure to offer your support and encouragement.
Remember that the Montana Tobacco Quit Line is a proven, evidence-based solution to tobacco addiction and it is available FREE to all Montana citizens. Tobacco users who utilize the Quit Line are 7-10 times more likely to succeed than those who try without support. Right now there are added benefits to those who call, including six weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy and discounted cessation medications including Chantix and Bupropion. Call now if you are contemplating quitting. Or support a loved one that has made the commitment to quit, and encourage him/her to take advantage of the Montana Tobacco Quit Line.
Calling the quit line is toll-free, at 1-800-QUIT NOW (784-8669).