Tobacco Cessation (Stopping the Use of Tobacco)
Tobacco use and vaping cause serious health problems. Quitting can improve your health, protect your loved ones from second hand smoke and save you money. Alliance partners with QuitlineNC to offer free 24/7 coaching support and nicotine replacement therapy. Quitline NC’s tobacco cessation program offers 4 coaching sessions with unlimited Web coaching or texting, and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), consisting of an 8-week regimen of combination NRT – patches for the addiction, plus gum or lozenges for the urges.
To better support tobacco users with mental health conditions including substance use disorders, QuitlineNC now offers an intensive tobacco cessation behavioral health program. The program includes 7 coaching sessions, with unlimited web coaching or texting, and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), consisting of a 12-week regimen of combination NRT – patches for the addiction, plus gum or lozenges for the urges. Recipients will qualify for the intensive program if they let their quit coach know that they have a behavioral health condition when asked if they have any behavioral health conditions, and also let them know that their behavioral health condition will affect their ability to quit. Access a QuitLineNC brochure.
QuitLineNC also offers a pregnancy protocol for those who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant in next 3 months, breastfeeding or 12 months post-partum. This program consists of 10 coaching sessions.
Their E-cigarette and vaping program offers online and texting support, and they have a specialized texting or web coaching program for youth. Your provider or Tailored Plan care manager can refer you to QuitlineNC, or you can contact them directly by calling 800-QUITNOW or accessing their webpage, or by calling Member and Recipient Services at 800-510-9132.