Get your SD QuitLine questions answered, so you can give the best quitting advice to your patients who smoke, vape, chew or use other tobacco products.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The South Dakota QuitLine is not just reserved for traditional smokers. It's for any South Dakota resident 13 years of age and older who is ready to quit smoking, vaping, chewing or using any other kind of tobacco product.
*Note: Medications for those younger than 18 require a prescription from a doctor.
Once a patient expresses they are ready to quit, they can sign a Fax Referral Form, saying that a QuitLine Coach can contact them. From there, you can fax the form to the QuitLine: 1-605-322-3858.
If your patient consents, the QuitLine can forward enrollment and participation information.
Patients can enroll two different ways.
2. Or visit sdquitline.com to request a call
The typical scheduled coaching sessions happen five times with a quit date in mind.
Note: Pregnant women can get as many as four additional calls, including a postpartum follow-up.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Ensure patients that they can feel free to call whenever, as voicemail is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Their calls will be returned on the next business day.
Review Medication Options for more details on QuitLine medication.
WHY TALK TO PATIENTS ABOUT TOBACCO USE?
- About 100,000 South Dakotans use tobacco, and about 70,000 of them report that they want to quit for good.
- While about 70% of all tobacco users have seen a healthcare provider in the last year, fewer than half of those people have been given quit assistance from their provider.