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Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable deaths in the United States. Tobacco use is costly to employers both in terms of smoking-related medical expenses and lost productivity.

Take a lead in promoting the NC Quitline 1-800-784-8669.

The NC Tobacco Use Quitline is a convenient, confidential and free phone service available to North Carolinians to help them quit using tobacco.

Quitline NC: 1-800-QUIT-NOWIt really works! Tobacco users get the help that fits their needs. People who use the Quitline are twice as likely to quit for good.

  • Quitline is open from 8:00 am until 3 a.m., seven days a week.
  • Services are available to all North Carolinians, youth and adult.
  • Expert Quit Coaches can make up to three follow-up calls to you.
  • English, Spanish and other languages are available.
  • All calls are free and confidential.  

What the QuitLine Can Do

  • Help identify what triggers tobacco users to smoke, dip or chew.
  • Help tobacco users think of activities other than using tobacco.
  • Talk about what hasn't worked and new things tobacco users can try.
  • Discuss medications that can help tobacco users quit.
  • Direct tobacco users to helpful websites.
  • Follow-up by request to support efforts and check on progress: A Quit Coach can call back upon request.

Ways Employers Can Promote

Here are some ideas on promoting this free service to your employees:

  • Give Quitline materials such as brochures and business cards to employees.
  • Put up Quitline posters around facility or in breakrooms.
  • Talk about the benefits of using Quitline during lunch and learns
  • Post Quitline information on company intranet
  • Share success stories of people who have successfully quit tobacco-use using the Quitline  


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