Possible NRT Assistance
Under the Mississippi Tobacco Quitline grant, qualified callers may receive up to eight weeks of the NRT patch or gum. The qualifications would require the caller to be over 18 years of age, be medically stable (not have any of the contraindications provided by the NRT manufacturer) and agree to enroll and participate in the cessation support on a regularly scheduled basis.
Can I just call and get NRT?
Since the greatest success is from a commitment to the program and to your quit plan, the regular support sessions are important for success. Callers must agree to participate in the full support program in order to receive the full eight weeks of the NRT products.
Will I have to talk to someone different every time?
After the initial intake, callers who want to enroll and talk with a counselor will be assigned to one of the Quitline Counselors for the continued assessment and support. We make every effort to make sure that you work with the same counselor and that your schedule of support contacts are during a time that is convenient for you. We will make changes if the caller requests or if the quitline staff changes and the assigned counselor is no longer available at the most convenient time for the caller.
Your cessation counselor is there to help you set up your quit date, quit plan and learn how to cope with the challenges of quitting. They are also there to help you develop skills to use your own resources to tackle difficult situations and trigger times so you can be successful.
Call 1-800-QUITNOW or 1-800-784-8669 Or For Free Online Support Click Here
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday - 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - Voicemail is available
Days of Operation
The Mississippi Tobacco Quitline is open Monday through Saturday except for recognized holidays: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day.