NC Quits_Press Conference Images_Dr Davis_Quote 2 (002)The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is a partner in this week’s Race to Quit NC, a new campaign centered on awareness events being held all week across the state connecting tobacco users with the tools and resources they need to quit. The North Carolina Alliance for Health, QuitLineNC, and more than 50 other statewide patient and physician groups, health care systems, local health leaders and nonprofits launched “Race to Quit, NC.”
As part of the campaign kick-off, an editorial appeared yesterday in the Raleigh News & Observer, outlining the importance of helping smokers quit and the role Race to Quit can play.
Get involved by tweeting your thoughts on why quitting smoking is important to your patients or share your personal story of quitting at #WhyNCQuits or #RaceToQuitNC.
The Affordable Care Act requires all preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to be covered at no cost through most health insurance plans. That task force last month recommended that Americans have access to a comprehensive quit-smoking benefit – all seven FDA-approved medications and all three forms of counseling.
To help your patients, here is a list of Race to Quit, NC partners and their quit-smoking resources.