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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

Information for Patients and Clients

Individuals with mental health or substance use disorders WANT to quit and CAN successfully quit using tobacco.  It is often a matter of learning HOW to quit and WHERE to access the resources and tools to help.

Did you know?

  • Quitting tobacco improves mental health by decreasing anxiety and depression. Quitting also supports recovery from all substances.

  • Quitting smoking may allow you to decrease the dosage of other medications (chemicals in smoke can drive psychiatric medications to leave the body faster).

  • Quitting tobacco use is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Immediate and long-term benefits to quitting tobacco use are significant -- including adding years to your life!


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Combining quit coaching or counseling with one or more of the FDA-approved quit medications, can double the chances of successfully quitting tobacco use!

Quitline NC (1-800-Quit-Now) offers robust support, including free medication, for people experiencing a behavioral health issue who are trying to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. You must register with QuitlineNC to receive services.

Click here to download the flyer for more information.




 Free or Reduced-Price Quit Medication

  • NC MedAssist can provide qualifying patients with free Chantix or nicotine nasal spray

  • Pfizer Pathways, a patient assistance program for Chantix

  • Medicaid will pay for all FDA-approved quit medications; however, a prescription is required. QuitLineNC can provide a prescription (standing order) for the over the counter NRTs.

  • Most private insurance plans do cover the cost of FDA-approved medications; contact your plan provider.

Electronic-cigarettes (vapes) are not proven as quit devices -- they maintain addiction and have negative health consequences.


Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (i.e. nicotine patch, gum, lozenge, nasal spray or inhaler) requires some education on appropriate use. QuitLineNC provides this helpful educational handout on using NRT.

 

 

Information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on tobacco use and quitting among individuals with behavioral health conditions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Behavioral Health Treatment Services: A confidential and anonymous source of information on treatment facilities.

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

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