MO HealthNet Provider Hot Tip of the Week
Additional Services Available through the MO Tobacco Quitline
January 26, 2015
The Missouri Tobacco Quitline has expanded its eligibility for all tobacco users willing to set a quit date within 30 days. The Quitline is free to anyone in Missouri. The Quitline provides services to assist individuals who want to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. The services include:
- Telephone-based counseling with a trained quit coach (all tobacco users now eligible for up to 4 sessions).
- Texting support services – evidence-based text messages personalized to a participant’s quit plan.
- Stand-alone web coaching services – include an interactive online community that offers learning tools, support, and information about quitting.
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) (patches or gum) – available to all tobacco users willing to set a quit date, except MO HealthNet participants. MO HealthNet callers are referred to their health care providers for NRT, since Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications and NRT are covered in the MO HealthNet Pharmacy program.
- Resource materials.
For more information, contact the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program at (573) 522-2820.
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