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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much do I have to pay?
A. Treatment is free or low cost for those who qualify. Depending on insurance overage, a small co-pay may be required. Every effort is made to reduce costs as much as possible.
Q. How long does treatment take?
A. Usually, there is one initial session and six treatment sessions. Follow-up sessions are recommended to help maintain long-term abstinence.
Q. Will the patch cause a heart attack?
A. Nicotine replacement therapy does not cause heart attacks.
Q. Will Zyban cause a seizure?
A. For most individuals, Zyban is very safe. However, it can lower seizure threshold, so those at risk for seizures do not usually receive this medication..
Q. Does the ACT Center conduct alcohol and drug counseling, also?
A. No, The ACT Center is primarily a tobacco cessation program, however, appropriate referrals can be made for those requiring such services.
Q. Can anyone come to the ACT Center for treatment?
A. Anyone 18 years of age or older can participate.
Q. Can I just pick up my medicine without being seen?
A. In order to receive medication, patients need to be enrolled in our treatment program.
The ACT Center at tThe University of Mississippi Medical Center
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