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Montana Tobacco Quit Line Launches *NEW* Behavioral Health Program


August 24, 2022

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is excited to offer a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco.

In Montana, tobacco use among those with behavioral health conditions remains high compared to the general population. According to the 2020 Montana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the smoking prevalence is more than two times higher among adults who reported frequent poor mental health days compared to those who did not (30% versus 14%, respectively).

Tobacco users who have a behavioral health disorder are also at an increased risk for nic...

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