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The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program Clinic offers a comprehensive treatment plan for anyone interested in quitting smoking or other tobacco use. Cessation sessions are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance plans. Those without health insurance can receive services at reduced costs. The clinic is located in the UNC Family Medicine Center. For information, call 919 843-1521. For appointments, call 919 966-0211.

The UNC Nicotine Dependence Program also offers onsite cessation services to patients receiving treatment at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. For information and appointments, call 919-445-5439.

NC State Health Plan Offers Another New Program to Help You Quit Smoking

As of January 1, 2007 the State Health Plan (SHP) covers over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Starting April 10, 2007, the SHP waives the $5 co-pay if the member combines approved smoking cessation counseling with the use of NRT. For more information about this program, view flyer.

NC Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW; TTY 1-877-777-6534)

Are you a tobacco user who is ready to quit? If so, call this toll free number. Specialists are available to assist you with quitting. The Quitline is available from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Spanish speaking specialists and Spanish language information is available. For more information, visit: Quitlinenc.com. Icon indicating that a link will open an external site.

Environment Health and Safety: UNC Smoke Free Icon indicating that a link will open an external site.

UNC Chapel Hill EHS has developed a multipurpose, comprehensive web site to inform employees about the smoke-free campus and to assist those wanting to quit using tobacco.

You Can Quit Smoking Now - Smokefree.gov Icon indicating that a link will open an external site.

They are from the government and they really are here to help - in this case, help you or someone you care about stop smoking. This site provides information and links to professional assistance to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker.

You Quit, Two Quit External Site 

A UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health program designed to ensure that there is a comprehensive system in place to screen and treat tobacco use in women, pregnant and postpartum mothers.