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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

​Quitting Tobacco Use


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 online or 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 and click here for a Service Description Handout.

Insurance Type and Protocol Categories
Scheduled Calls with Quit Coach (free)
 Medication (free)
Uninsured
4 Calls
8 weeks nicotine patches + gum or lozenges
Medicaid
4 Calls
2-week starter kit of patches + gum or lozenges, plus a standing order for your local pharmacy to provide additional patches covered by NC Medicaid.
Medicare
4 calls
8 weeks of nicotine patches + gum or lozenges
BCBS of NC
4 Calls
12 weeks of nicotine patches + gum/lozenge
Other private insurance
1 Call (although caller can call back as many times as they like)
2-week starter kit of nicotine patches and gum or lozenges
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/ or lozenges
Planning to be pregnant, pregnant, 12 months after delivery
10 Calls
​8 weeks nicotine gum or lozenges with medical override (permission from your health provider)
Under 18 years of age
5 Calls
No Medication
​Youth Vaping (ages 13-17
​Text "VAPEFREENC" to 873373
​No Medication
​American Indian
1-888-7AI-QUIT
(1-888-724-7848)
​7 calls
​12 weeks of nicotine patches and gum or lozenges
​Active Duty Military
​4 calls
2-week starter kit of nicotine patches + gum or lozenges - can get more medication through Tricare
 

Other Resources

Tobacco-Free Mecklenburg Quit Guide

QuitlineNC brochure: English | Spanish

How to use nicotine replacement therapy: English |Spanish

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 | CDC: What you need to know about quitting smoking.

Which Quit Smoking Medicine is Right for You? | CDC: Determine which medicines might be the best for you to use.

How to Use Quit Smoking Medicines | CDC: Information about how to use it, and tips for using it successfully.

7 Common Withdrawal Symptoms and What You Can Do About Them | CDC

Quit and Stay Quit Monday: A tool designed to encourage tobacco users to quit or recommit to quitting every Monday.


#DITCHVAPE

Ditch Vape.jpgThe most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey showed e-cigarette use 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 texting DITCHVAPE to 88709.

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 here to 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