|History of Quit Now NC!
Quit Now NC! (QNNC!) is a statewide tobacco use cessation partnership
that promotes awareness, develops resources, and conducts trainings
to help North Carolinians successfully quit tobacco. QNNC! conducts
outreach and trainings for physicians and health professionals, develops
simple cessation tools, maintains a cessation website with a county
cessation directory, and promotes two telephone-based quitlines and
their associated websites.
Quit Now NC! is a partnership between:
Quit Now NC!
- Any healthcare setting and professional
can join the Quit Now NC! collaborative. Participants will
receive QNNC! e-letters, have access and use rights to QNNC!
materials, and learn about the latest science, resources, and trainings
available to help their patients quit tobacco. QNNC! wants
to make your job easier. To join the QNNC! listserv, please
email Kristy Lowther.
Quit Now NC! Resources
- Physician, Health Professional, and Health System
Outreach - Second only to a tobacco-free worksite, a physician's
advice is most effective in helping people successfully quit tobacco.
The QNNC! partners conduct outreach to doctors, health professionals,
and healthcare systems by providing the latest tools and ongoing
support. For more information about QNNC!, please click
here. NC Prevention Partners offers Prevention
Rx workshops that provide science-based tools and training
to healthcare professionals to ensure that nutrition, physical activity,
and quitting tobacco are systematically addressed in patient care.
Online information for clinicians is available at the Surgeon
- Simple Tools for Health Professionals - The Starting
the Conversation on tobacco tools are available to help
healthcare professionals or consumers start the conversation about
tobacco use and to be aware of referral options for more intensive
counseling. Health departments and public clinics can get these
materials and limited promotional materials by contacting Julie
Helsabeck at the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch at
919-707-5403. Private doctor's offices can order Starting the
Conversation tools. For information about ordering QNNC!
here. For organizations wishing to add their logo, add contact
information, and professionally print the brochures, contact Kristy
Lowther. A poster is available for display in your waiting area,
weigh-in area, or patient rooms by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Health Directory - A comprehensive NC directory of
local cessation programs and specialists is listed by county to
assist people and physicians in locating services and vendors throughout
NC who can aid those ready to quit smoking, chewing, and/or spitting.
The Directory can be searched by county, zip code, and
- Quitlines & Quitting Websites - The NC
Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
Pregnant smokers can call the American Legacy Foundation quitline
at 1-866-66-START for counseling and information, Mon. - Fri. 8:00
a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sat. 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or visit
For more information, go to I Want To Quit
Quit Now NC! is funded by the NC
Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch located within the NC
Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services.