The LIVE FOR LIFE Steps to Health tobacco cessation program is 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.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Eligible individuals enrolled in the LIVE FOR LIFE Steps to Health tobacco cessation program have the option of receiving nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) at a discounted rate. This includes the gum, patch and lozenge. LIVE FOR LIFE can also offer information about newly developed enhanced use of NRT for tobacco cessation treatment.
Through Steps to Health, you have the opportunity to make realistic and measurable changes by creating a step-by-step plan for healthier living with guidance from LIVE FOR LIFE. Throughout the 12-month program, you receive communications from a LIVE FOR LIFE leader via email, phone and in person. Participants double their chances of quitting successfully! For an added bonus, you will have the opportunity to have the Tobacco Surcharge removed from your paycheck with successful completion of the program. Enroll Now
NC QuitNow is a tobacco cessation telephone counseling services. Participants ready to quit within 30 days are referred to the quitline by LIVE for LIFE. The tobacco user does not need to make the first call. Instead they are contacted by the service during a time that works for them. Participants will be asked to sign a fax referral form. Then NC QuitNow service will make the first call to initiate the cessation process.
Participants are referred to this telephone service. Participants speak to trained tobacco quitting specialists who, upon request, can call participants back to check on their quitting progress. Register Now
- Available 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., 7 days a week
- English, Spanish and other languages
- Services to the deaf/hard-of-hearing are available