South Dakota QuitLine

Services

In the beginning, it’s about freedom and independence. Then it’s a way to relax or relieve stress. But it doesn’t take long for tobacco to become a
deadly habit. The good news is there are services, medication, and a whole support system ready to help you quit. If you are ready to quit, thinking
about quitting, or know someone who wants to quit, here are the ways we can help:

Phone Coaching

A phone call is all it takes. The first call to the QuitLine is to enroll in the program. The call will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes. Follow the steps below to register for the QuitLine Phone Coaching program.

Step 1: Call 1.866.SD-QUITS (1.866.737.8487) or request a call from a QuitLine coach.

Step 2: A trained coach will walk you through a brief set of questions to get you registered.

Step 3: As soon as you are registered, your coaching sessions will begin. You will receive up to four scheduled phone sessions with your coach and extra support as needed.

The QuitLine is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Central time, and Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Central time. Voicemail is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week with a return call
the next business day.

Looking for free medication?
These products are only available to those who are enrolled in the QuitLine Phone Coaching program.
To begin phone coaching enrollment, call 1-866.SD-QUITS (1.866.737.8487).

See the What To Expect tab for a more detailed explanation of the QuitLine Phone Coaching program.

What to Expect

A phone call is all it takes. When you call, a trained coach will walk you through a brief set of
questions to get you registered. As soon as you are registered, your coaching sessions will begin.
You will receive up to four scheduled phone sessions with your counselor and extra support as
needed. Here’s what to expect:

Coaching Sessions 1 & 2
  • You’ll work together to design a personalized quit plan.
  • You’ll set a quit date.
  • Your quit coach will:
    • Guide you through triggers, cravings, and managing stress
    • Offer coping strategies and discuss withdrawal symptoms
    • Motivate you to succeed and become tobacco free
    • Discuss medications available
      (patches, lozenges, gum, or prescription medication)
Coaching Session 3
  • This session is scheduled two days after your quit date.
  • Your coach will:
    • Provide support and encouragement
    • Provide additional information on medication
Coaching Session 4
  • This session is scheduled within 2 weeks of your quit date.
  • Your coach will:
    • Review your quit strategies
    • Address relapses
Coaching Session 5
  • This is your graduation session!
  • Your coach will:
    • Review your contact information for follow up purposes
    • Issue a graduation letter
    • Review any additional suggestions
    • Answer any questions

Other Resources

Text Messaging
Adults with an unlimited texting plan can sign up online here or send a text message with the word QUIT to IQUIT (47848), answer a few questions, and start receiving text messages from SmokefreeTXT. The SmokefreeTXT program is free! However, if you pay for individual texts, this program may not be for you. If you aren’t sure if you pay for individual texts, check with your mobile carrier before signing up. If you don’t have an unlimited text plan, you can control the number of text messages you receive.
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