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Quitting tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for your health. You can double or triple your chances for success if you combine quit counseling with one or more FDA-approved quit medications.
QuitlineNC is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to walk you through your quit journey. Register onlineor by calling
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and a quit coach will create an individualized quit plan. Nicotine replacement therapy (i.e. nicotine patch + gum/lozenge) can be mailed to the home of eligible callers.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued
guidelines saying people who smoke and vape are at higher risk for more severe complications and hospitalization if they get COVID-19. Here are a variety of COVID-19 communications resources to help encourage quitting.
Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg Quit Guide
QuitlineNC Brochure (Spanish)
How to Use Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You Quit Two Quit: Pregnant or planning a pregnancy? Learn more about support available for women trying to quit smoking or vaping.
Advice from the U.S. Surgeon General: What you need to know about quitting smoking.
The most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey showed e-cigarette
use—primarily JUUL—was up 78% among high school students and 48% among middle schoolers in just one year. In addition, the frequency of use among current high school e-cigarette users surged with nearly 28% vaping more than 20 times per month.
You can get help quitting by texing DITCHJUUL to 887-09.
Click here for more information.
Health professionals can have a tremendous impact on helping patients to quit tobacco use.
Click hereto learn best practice protocols.
To learn more about the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training, click here.
To request a presentation on quitting tobacco use, best practice strategies for tobacco treatment or technical assistance for your health care practice, call Kim Bayha, CTTS, Tobacco Control Program Manager at 980-314-9064 or email Kimberly.Bayha@MeckNC.gov.
County services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400