Tobacco-Free Living

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Knowing how to do go about adopting policies and where to find quitting tobacco programs makes it easier to live tobacco-free.

Tobacco use costs Minnesota $3.2 billion annually in medical cost and kills over 6,300 Minnesotans every year. Investing in tobacco prevention and control saves lives and taxpayer dollars.
Resources for a Tobacco-Free Worksite
      o American Lung Association – Making Your Worksite Tobacco-Free
      o Steps for Adopting a Tobacco-Free Grounds Policy
Resources for Smoke-Free Housing
      o Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Your Healthy Home
      o Smoke-Free Public Housing
• Resources for Tobacco-Free Parks
Quit Smoking and Vaping Tools
Quitting nicotine isn’t easy, but it can be done with the right support. So if you or a loved one is ready to quit, there’s no better time than now.

Quitting Tobacco for Adults

Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care
Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care cover counseling and the following medications:
      o Patches
      o Gum
      o Lozenges
      o Nicotine Inhaler
      o Nicotine Nasal Spray
      o Bupropion
      o Chantix
Talk with your doctor about quitting and get the right help you need to quit for good.

QUITPLAN® Services
  QUITPLAN Services is a free program available to anyone who wants to quit tobacco and offers a wide array of tools for          eligible Minnesotans.
      o QUITPLAN Helpline (telephone counseling for all ages)
      o Printed Quit Guide (for all ages)
      o Email Program (for people ages 13 and older)
      o Use of quitplan.com (intended for people age 14 or older)
      o Text Program (for people 18 years or older)
      o Nicotine Replacement Therapy (for people 18 years or older)
    To call: 1-888-354-PLAN (7526)

QUITPLAN Services will end enrollments in March 2020 for both the Helpline (telephone counseling plus nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)) and Individual Services (NRT Starter kits, email and text programs and printed quit guides), but anyone registered for any of the services by that time will be able to finish their quitting program and will receive their NRT, materials, emails and texts.

HEALTH PLANS
 
Health insurance companies have their own options. Call the number of the back of your insurance card to see what is available.

THE AMERICAN INDIAN QUITLINE
  Developed with guidance from the community, the American Indian Quitline from QUITPLAN Services offers completely free and specially designed support to help people quit commercial tobacco.
The American Indian Quitline (1-888-7AI-QUIT or 1-888-724-7848) is staffed from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. CST (Monday-Friday). Anyone who lives in Minnesota can get the following help to quit commercial tobacco:
      o A dedicated team, including American Indian coaches who understand and respect American Indian culture and traditions.
      o Up to seven calls with the coaches, allowing callers to get to know them.
      o Up to 12 weeks of free lozenges, gum or patches to help callers quit the addiction.

Smokefree Español
 
Este sitio en la red ofrece enfoques recomendados sobre cómo dejar de fumar, información sobre un amplio rango de temas relacionados con el fumar y dejar de fumar, y una fuente de recursos gratuitos en español. La información disponible en este sitio en la red puede darle apoyo con sus necesidades inmediatas y a largo plazo a medida que deja de fumar.


More Services for Adults
      o Smokefree Veterans
      o Smokefree Women
      o Smokefree 60+

Tobacco Dependence Treatment Resources for Youth



QUITPLAN® Services
   Free quitting services available to all Minnesotans. QUITPLAN Services offers a variety of options to help people quit:
      o QUITPLAN Helpline (telephone counseling for all ages)
      o Printed Quit Guide (for all ages)
      o Email Program (for age 13 and older)
      o Use of quitplan.com (Intended for those age 14 or older)
      o Text Program – (for age 18 or older)
      o Nicotine Replacement Therapy – (for age 18 or older)
   Users must be at least 13 years old to register online; anyone can call 888-354-PLAN (7526) to register at any time.

Smokefree Teen
  Smokefree Teen helps teens stop using tobacco by providing information grounded in scientific evidence and offering free tools that meet teens where they are – on their mobile phones.
      o Text messaging program
      o quitSTART mobile app
      o LiveHelp online chat

Truth Initiative®
 
A free text message program created with input from teens, college students and young adults who have attempted to, or successfully, quit e-cigarettes. It's tailored by age group to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting. The program also serves as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape.
      o This is Quiting – To enroll, text DITCHJUUL to 88709
      o BecomeAnEx – A free, digital quit-smoking plan and online community of thousands of smokers and ex-smokers.
      o The EX Program – The EX Program expands on BecomeAnEx to provide an enterprise-level tobacco cessation program   designed for employers and health plans.


Health Plans
  Health insurance companies have their own options. Youth and parents should check with their health plan. Call the number of the back of your insurance card to see what is available.