Quit Smoking

It’s never too late to stop using tobacco.

Benefits of quitting

Programs to save you money

Pfizer has an updated co-pay card offer for Chantix (Varenicline) for commercially insured patients. Many insurance plans already cover Chantix with no co-pay, but for those that don’t, this card may offer up to $75 off per month.

The card will be available through December 31, 2021. Patients who are interested can go to ChantixSavings.com or call 1-877-CHANTIX to see if they are eligible and download a card.

For more information, please visit https://www.chantix.com/support-for-taking-chantix/chantix-savings.

Update 7/19/2021: Pfizer is voluntarily recalling 12 lots of varenicline (Chantix) at the consumer level. Pfizer is recalling these lots due to the presence of N-nitroso-varenicline above the company’s acceptable limit for this impurity. For more information, please visit the FDA Updates and Press Announcements on Nitrosamine in Varenicline (Chantix).

 

Programs to help you quit

Northern Kentucky Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Program

Get the assistance you need to help you quit smoking with free NRT products! The products work by limiting or preventing withdrawal symptoms and cravings for nicotine, the addictive substance that is found in tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco.

Stop by one of the participating pharmacies listed below and ask for a voucher to receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of patches, gum, or lozenges.

Participating pharmacies include:

Ruwe Family Pharmacy Covington                    Grant County Drugs Dry Ridge
434 Scott Street                                                     24 South Main Street
Covington, KY 41011                                             Dry Ridge, KY 41035
(859) 431-3304                                                      (859) 823-5271

Ruwe Family Pharmacy Latonia                         Grant County Drugs North (Crittenden)
3712 Winston Avenue                                            North 375 A Violet Road
Latonia, KY 41015                                                   Crittenden, KY 41030
(859) 261-0605                                                       (859) 428-3784

Ruwe Family Pharmacy Florence                       Grant County Drugs Williamstown
7220 Burlington Pike                                              302 Barnes Road
Florence, KY 41042                                                 Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 746-2800                                                        (859) 824-4239

Alexandria Drugs                                                      Save Discount Drugs
7857 US 27                                                                 716 Madison Avenue
Alexandria, KY  41001                                             Covington, KY  41011
(859) 635-2171                                                          (859) 431-2857

Blanks Pharmacy
272 W Pike Street
Covington, KY  41011
(859) 261-1313

Stop by your local pharmacy today!

 

 

1-800-QUIT-NOW

Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products.

Quit line features include:

  • Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
  • A quit plan that is personalized for each caller, giving them the best chance of quitting
  • The latest information about medications and self-help materials that can help you quit
  • Resources online and via text message
  • Pregnancy/postpartum program
  • FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): Residents and employees in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties are eligible for four weeks of FREE patches

If you or a family member use tobacco and are interested in learning more, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) or log on www.QuitNowKentucky.org

Freedom From Smoking

The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program is for tobacco users who are ready to quit. Because most people already know that smoking is bad for their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.

For more information on this program, please visit https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/join-freedom-from-smoking/about-freedom-from-smoking.

My Life, My Quit

This program is 100% free, confidential and made for teens. Get the truth about vaping, smoking and other tobacco products so you’re not left in the dark when it comes to your future. Through this program, you can:

  • Text your quit coach or call for support.
  • Get text messages that give you a boost while you quit.
  • Learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Find out why your body craves nicotine.
  • Get tips and the support you need to quit for good.

For more information, visit http://mylifemyquit.com/

This program is 100% free, confidential and made for teens. Get the truth about vaping, smoking and other tobacco products so you’re not left in the dark when it comes to your future. Through this program, you can:

  • Text your quit coach or call for support.
  • Get text messages that give you a boost while you quit.
  • Learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Find out why your body craves nicotine.
  • Get tips and the support you need to quit for good.

More information

Williamstown Smoke-Free Ordinance

On Sept. 18, 2018, the Williamstown City Council passed ordinance number 2018-08 into law, prohibiting smoking in any public building, establishments in public buildings and places of employment.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019 smoking is completely prohibited indoors in any Williamstown building or place of employment where the public is invited or permitted. In addition, smoking is further prohibited within a reasonable distance (25 feet) of all entrances, windows that operate and ventilation systems.

The only exceptions are for private clubs. Private clubs are not exempt when being used for a function to which the general public is invited. The new law does not apply to private homes unless used as a licensed childcare facility, adult daycare or health care facility.

Compliance

  • All businesses covered by the ordinance are required to post “No Smoking” signs. Signs meeting the requirement of the ordinance must say “No Smoking” in letters one-inch high or show the international no-smoking symbol, which is three inches high. Call 859-341-4264 to request what signs say or print out here.
  • All businesses covered by the law need to remove all ashtrays from any area where smoking is prohibited. Any permanent structure that functioned as an ashtray needs to be disabled or altered to prevent its use as an ashtray.
  • The Health Department will enforce the law and investigate complaints as they are received. Although most smoke-free laws are self-enforcing, occasionally compliance with the law becomes an issue. If so, enforcement shall be by citation Peace officers may also issue a citation for violations committed in their presence.
  • Any establishment, employer, or employee in violation of this subchapter and persons who smoke can be cited for violating the law.

For more information, please visit https://nkyhealth.org/smoke-free-policies/.

Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program

QuitNow Kentucky

Smokefree.gov