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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

​Quitting Tobacco Use

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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: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

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.  

See chart below for current services provided by QuitlineNC.



Insurance Type and Protocol Categories
Scheduled Calls with Quit Coach (free)
 Medication (free)
Uninsured
4 Calls
8 weeks nicotine patches + gum/lozenge
Medicaid
4 Calls
2-week starter kit of patches, plus a standing order for your local pharmacy to provide additional patches covered by NC Medicaid.
Medicare
4 calls
2-week starter kit of patches
BCBS of NC
4 Calls
12 weeks of nicotine patches + gum/lozenge
Other private insurance
1 Call
No medication (most insurance plans cover FDA-approved quit medications)
Regardless of Insurance: 
  
​Behavioral Health Protocol (presence of anxiety, depression, bi-polar or other mental health condition)
7 Calls

12 weeks of nicotine patches + gum/lozenge
Planning to be pregnant, pregnant, 12 months after delivery
10 Calls
​ weeks nicotine gum or lozenge with medical override (permission from your health provider)
Under 18 years of age
5 Calls
No Medication


COVID-19: Quitting Resources

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.

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Other Resources

Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg Quit Guide

QuitlineNC Brochure

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.


#DITCHJUUL

DitchJUULThe 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.


N.C. Tobacco Treatment Standard of Care

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.


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

close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400