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Treatment Options

There are a number of options available for individuals who want to quit using tobacco. The ACT Center recognizes that different methods work for different people. We have listed four levels of treatment below.

SELF HELP
Some people are able to quit using tobacco on their own. You may choose to quit "cold turkey" or you may choose to purchase nicotine replacement products on your own, like the patch or gum, at your local pharmacy or grocery store. However, if this method does not work for you, don't give up. Most people need additional support or treatment, like the other options listed below.

HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers may be able to help you quit. They can write you a prescription for medication that reduces withdrawal symptoms, and they can also provide support while you are quitting.

TOBACCO QUITLINE
Mississippi has its own Tobacco Quitline that is available to all Mississippi residents free of charge. They help people quit using tobacco by providing telephone counseling and support. They also have patches and gum available by mail. If you would like more information about the Quitline, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit their website: www.quitlinems.com

CLINIC PROGRAMS
The ACT Center and our system of satellite clinics provides intensive tobacco treatment to Mississippi residents at no cost to you. The program consists of a combination of supportive counseling and medications, as appropriate. This approach has been shown to be the most effective option currently available, and it is based on the PHS Clinical Practice Guidelines (2008).

If you have tried to quit using other methods in the past, consider calling or stopping by the ACT Center for more information about our program. There are many ACT Center locations throughout the state. Check out the ACT Center and all of its satellite clinics.

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The University of Mississippi Medical Center