State Tobacco Service says 35,000 Served

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – The state says that more than 35,000 Montanans have called the Tobacco Quit Line since its 2004 inception.

This month marks the sixth anniversary of the service, which offers free help and reduced cost aids to those trying to quit tobacco.

The Department of Public Health and Human Services says that this month it is also adding another cessation medication to its list of reduced cost benefits.

The agency says that 10,000 people have successfully quit tobacco using the service.

The department estimates that roughly 1,400 Montanans die each year from effects related to smoking.

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