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Tobacco Cessation

Stop Smoking

MUSC is tobacco free as of March 1, 2012. 

Learn about programs and resources that can help you lead a tobacco-free. When smokers quit, the benefits begin to accrue within twenty minutes of smoking that last cigarette.

MUSC Programs

MUSC Tobacco Cessation Service

  • Program offers individual counseling by credentialed pharmacist and patches, gum, nasal spray, inhaler, and lozenge when recommended. Visits are weekly, then monthly.
  • Eligibility: MUSC employees and community (must be referred by an MUSC physician)
  • Cost: Will be determined
  • Contact Information: Katie Hoover, 843-792-9101

MUSC Online Smoking Cessation Information

  • Program offers online resources
  • Eligibility: All individuals
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Information: MUSC Heart & Vascular Center, 843-792-1616

Other Programs

Quit for Life - BlueCross BlueShield

  • Program offers telephonic and online counseling patches, gum, lozenges, bupropion (Zyban) if recommended, and a ‘Quit for Life’ kit. Unlimited for one year. Can re-enroll after one year.
  • Eligibility: Employees with standard state BCBS and possibly covered family members
  • Cost: Possible co-pay
  • Contact Information: 1-866-Quit4Life (866-784-8454)

American Lung Association

  • Program offers unlimited online resources with interactive message board support
  • Eligibility: All individuals
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Information: Freedom From Smoking website

National Cancer Institute Smoking Quit Line

  • Program offers reading materials, phone counseling, and live chat with counselors. Visit website for phone and live chat hours of operation.
  • Eligibility: All individuals
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact Information: Visit SmokeFree.gov website or call 877-448-7848