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We Can Help You Stop Smoking

You've taken the first step, and decided it's time to stop smoking. But you know you'll need some help to kick this tough habit.

We'll we've got some good news for you! Residents in the 8 counties of the Coastal Health District are now eligible for a free pilot Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) program. That means you have access to counseling, support, and referral services in addition to a choice of nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenge.

The 12-month pilot program was launched by the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR), Division of Public Health to decrease tobacco use among the state’s residents. DHR is collaborating with Free & Clear Inc. to offer the NRT program to Georgia residents in five public health districts including the Coastal Health District which is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties.

The NRT program is available to residents 18 and older that utilize the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line Multiple Call Program. Three choices of NRT are available to participants including the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenge. All three choices will be provided at no cost for a total of eight weeks and medical overrides will be in place for those contraindicated for the program, including pregnant women. Participants must not have any medical conditions that would preclude them from taking part in the program.

For assistance, call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line:
1-877-270-STOP (7867)
1-877-2NO-FUME (266-3863) Spanish Language
TTY: 1-877-6534 (Hearing Impaired)

For more information on Georgia’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program, go to