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In North Dakota, 19.8 percent of adults smoke. In 2016, 52.5 percent of North Dakota’s adult smokers tried to quit. Medical claims and lost productivity costs due to smoking in North Dakota amount to $442 million per year. Medicaid costs due to smoking in North Dakota are $47 million per year, or $82.68 per capita.ᶟ
Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in approximately 480,000 deaths annually. In North Dakota, 1,000 adults die prematurely each year from illnesses caused by smoking. That means nearly three of our family members, friends and neighbors die every day in North Dakota from smoking.
NDQuits offers free help with quitting via telephone, online and mobile device options for any North Dakota resident. Services include:
- Telephone counseling
- Quit coaches
- Chatting with other tobacco quitters
- Free nicotine patches, nicotine gum or nicotine lozenges to qualified enrollees