Stop Smoking

MUSC is tobacco free as of March 1, 2012. Check out this link for more information:

https://www.musc.edu/medcenter/news/tobacco_free_campus.htm

Ready to quit?

Here's a few programs to help you to a smoke-free life. When smokers quit, the benefits begin to accrue within twenty minutes of smoking that last cigarette. For more info check out www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking and http://www.sctobacco.org/

                                     MUSC Programs
Program name/ DepartmentProgram offersLength and frequency of visits/contactsWho is eligible?Contact info

Institute of Psychiatry

Group based counseling

Wednesdays   5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

MUSC employees and community. $25-35 a session/four sessions monthly. Please call for the next program start date. 843-792-5200 Sessions held at Institute of Psychiatry                   67 President Street, 4th floor  

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (Pharmacy Services

Individual counseling by credentialed pharmacist and patches, gum, nasal spray, inhaler and lozenge when recommendedWeekly, then monthlyMUSC employees and community (must be referred by an MUSC physician). Cost to be determined.Pam Mazyck, PharmD 792-3377

MUSC online smoking cessation information

Online resourcesn/aAll individuals. No cost.Check out the MUSC Heart Health Library:
Heart Disease Prevention - Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease


                                    Miscellaneous programs
Program name/ DepartmentProgram offersLength and frequency of visits/contactsWho is eligible?Contact info
Quit for Life (BCBS)Telephonic and online counseling Patches, gum, lozenges, bupropion (Zyban) if recommended. Quit for life kitUnlimited for one year. Can re-enroll after one year.Employees with standard state BCBS and possibly covered family members.  May have co-pay.1-866-quit4life (1-866-784-8454) 8:00 am-3:00 am EST
American Lung AssociationOnline with interactive message board supportUnlimited (online)All individuals. No cost.www.ffsonline.org
National Cancer Institute Smoking Quit LineReading materials All individuals. No cost.877-448-7848  www.smokefree.gov  
Phone counseling (allow 30-40 minutes for first call). Up to four callbacks from counselors available.  8:00am - 8:00pm Monday -Friday EST.  
 Live chat at www.smokefree.gov Mon - Fri 8:00am -11:00 pm EST 
 
 

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