Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is used to gradually wean a tobacco user from nicotine dependence. This reduces withdrawal symptoms associated with tobacco cessation thus helping resist the urge to use tobacco. Even though NRT aides are available over-the-counter, it is advisable to check with your physician before use. Consults are available to discuss newer enhanced and in many cases highly effective use of NRT. Contact LIVE for LIFE if you would like to discuss these treatment options.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of a patch, gum or lozenge, is available at the Duke South pharmacy. Nicotine replacement therapy is only available if used in conjunction with one of the LIVE FOR LIFE tobacco cessation programs.
The following nicotine replacement therapy options are available to Duke employees:
LIVE for LIFE tobacco cessation support programs are available to any benefit eligible Duke faculty or staff. Discounted treatment is available, using prescribed Chantix or Buproprion or over the counter nicotine replacement therapies (patches, gum or lozenge) to faculty or staff using a Duke health plan (Duke Basic, Duke Select, Blue Care and Duke Options) and their adult dependents on that plan.
Receiving the Discount
After registering for a LIVE FOR LIFE smoking cessation program, Duke employees should report to the Duke Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, located on the first floor of Duke South Clinic across from the gift shop, to receive this special discount. Employees at Durham Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital may receive discounted NRT aids either by visiting the Duke Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy or by mail order from the Duke South pharmacy by calling (919) 684-2908. Note: It may take up to 48 hours to become eligible for the discount after registering.