WANT TO HELP YOUR PATIENTS/CLIENTS QUIT TOBACCO? NO-COST NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (NRT) AVAILABLE STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018.
Throughout the month of January, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing a two-week supply of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy at no cost (one of the following: gum, patches or lozenges) while supplies last.
To qualify, the caller must be:
- Nebraska resident over the age of 18 who is ready to quit tobacco,
- Registered with the Quitline and complete one coaching session.
Callers will be screened for medical eligibility to receive the free medication.
Callers can contact the Quitline 24/7 at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
For Spanish, call 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (335-3569). Translation is available in more than 170 languages.
Medicaid recipients are still eligible for a 90-day supply of prescription nicotine replacement therapy at a very low cost. Individuals with private insurance should contact their insurance providers about their cessation prescription benefit. The fax referral form can be found at QuitNow.ne.gov.
Health care providers who are referring patients to the Quitline should continue to use the fax referral form on the QuitNow.ne.gov website.
Please use the attached fliers in English and Spanish to share with your partners or individuals who might benefit from this opportunity. Also attached are some short blurbs that can be used to promote in your newsletters or through your social media networks.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Suzanne Forkner, MS, MCHES®, CWP
HOTLINE: 800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)