Another great resource is the Missouri Tobacco Quitline, a free telephone counseling program offered through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Quitline number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
The Quitline offers telephone counseling and resource materials to assist individuals who want to quit smoking. The Quitline can assist:
- Tobacco users in any stage of readiness to quit
- Pregnant smokers
- Smokeless tobacco users
- Former smokers seeking help to prevent a relapse
- Health care providers wanting assistance to help their patients quit
The Quitline is answered from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. After hours, you can leave a message and your call will be returned. The tobacco cessation specialists answering The Quitline calls are experienced in telephone counseling, one-on-one interviewing and behavior change. They have helped many people like you who want to stop smoking.
All callers will be provided with a consultation and a packet of information to help them quit using tobacco. Qualifying callers are eligible to receive more extensive assistance.