Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide

If you would like to stop using tobacco products and kick the habit, there are many programs and products to help you. Smoking Cessation Classes: FREE to Team Members and/or family members. Classes will be held on the Brunswick and Camden Campuses. Please contact the Health Promotion and Wellness Department at 466-5160 for more information and class schedules.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Tobacco Cessation Medications
Type Form Common Brand Name(s) Availability Medical Plan Coverage Medical Plan Co-Pay
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Gum Nicorette® Over-the-counter (OTC) No  
Lozenge Commit® OTC No  
Inhaler Nicotrol® Prescription Yes, Non-Preferred $45.00
Nasal Spray Nicotrol® Prescription Yes, Non-Preferred $45.00
Pill Chantix® Prescription Yes, Preferred $25.00
Pill Bupropion SR® Prescription Yes, Generic $5.00
Pill Buproban® Prescription Yes, Generic $5.00
Pill Wellbutrin® Prescription Yes, Generic $5.00
Therapy Hypnotherapy Deborah Riner
Coastal Hypnosis
912-261-8906
Appointment Yes Plan Specific
888-620-1297
Acupuncture Private Providers Appointment Yes Plan Specific
888-620-1297
Behavioral Employee Assistance Program Horizon Health
866-252-4468
Yes Plan Specific
866-252-4468

Nicotine gum and/or lozenge – Nicotine gum and/or lozenge lessens your cravings while you withdraw from nicotine. It is also available over the counter.
Quit Smoking Medications – Check with your physician about FDA-approved drugs that have been shown to help people stop smoking. These drugs may provide nicotine affects to ease withdrawal symptoms and/or block the affects of nicotine if the individual continues to smoke.
Hypnotherapy – Some clinicians use hypnosis as a form of treatment during which the patient enters a "trance" and is then more receptive to suggestion. Suggestions can include eliminating smoking, phobias, stress, and obesity, among other maladies.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture works by intercepting messages sent by the brain to the body that demand more nicotine, thereby disrupting the addictive process. Acupuncture is said to be able to minimize nicotine cravings, calm the nervous system and strengthen will power. Acupuncture can only work if the patient wants to stop using tobacco.
Behavioral Therapy – Behavioral therapy is provided by a licensed counselor and is relatively short-term and focuses not on your early childhood experiences, but on how you are thinking, functioning and communicating today. Behavioral therapy is action-oriented, helping the client learn self-help skills to gain freedom from real-life issues like tobacco use, alcohol abuse, marital conflict, panic and other problems.


Other Resources:
Glynn County Health Department-Freshstart Classes
Telephone:  912-279-3350
Website:  www.gachd.org/glynn
Email:  sgsmith@dhr.state.ga.us
Free Freshstart smoking cessation classes are held regularly in Chatham and Glynn counties. Freshstart is the American Cancer Society's smoking cessation program. It is designed to equip tobacco users with the tools they will need to quit for good. Freshstart classes cover topics including stress management, skills for coping with cravings, the benefits of quitting smoking, methods of quitting smoking, and avoiding a return to smoking

American Lung Association
Telephone:  1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
Website:  www.lungusa.org
Description:  The American Lung Association offers  Freedom From Smoking for people who already smoke, considered the “gold standard” of group-setting, peer-support smoking cessation programs.  Contact your local American Lung Association for help in your area.

Smokefree.gov
Telephone:  1-800-784-8669)
Website:  www.smokefree.gov
Description:  Smokefree.gov provides information and resources to help people quit smoking.  On the site, you can get immediate assistance in the form of:
• An online step-by-step cessation guide.
• Local and state telephone quit lines.
• The National Cancer Institutes instant messaging service.
• Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered.

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
Telephone:  1-877-270-STOP
                       1-877-266-3863 (Spanish)
                       1-866-228-4327 (Hearing Impaired)
Website: www.livehealthygeorgia.org