Resources to Help You Quit!


S.C. Tobacco Quitline


Listing of State-wide Local Quit-Smoking Resources

This page on the SC DHEC website includes an interactive map at the bottom. Use this to link to a listing, by county, of hospitals and medical organizations offering cessation classes and other assistance in your area.

Medicaid Covers Cost of Cessation Aids

Medicaid in S.C. covers the cost of pharmaceutical cessation products, including nicotine replacement therapy, for Medicaid recipients. See S.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services Bulletin here. Find more information here.

American Cancer Society

Guide to Quitting Smoking. (Includes a message board.)

American Lung Association

Freedom from Smoking©

Nicotine Anonymous




Palmetto Healthcare Smoking Cessation Program

Palmetto Health, in conjunction with the University of South Carolina’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, offers a free, comprehensive, adult smoking cessation program. The Free Yourself from Smoking class uses a combination of:

  •     Motivational Counseling
  •     Medical Consultation
  •     Free one-month supply of Zyban (Wellbutrin)
  •     Attending six sessions within three-weeks.

Last year, more than 400 people participated in the program and of these, 89 percent now are non-smokers.

Classes are held twice a week, Mondays through Thursdays, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Palmetto Health Baptist, 1501 Sumter St., in the Community Services conference room (basement). Advance registration is required and is open to residents of Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties.

For more information or to register for the next available class, call 803.296.2273.



Follow WIS TV Producer's experience with the Palmetto Health Smoking Cessation Program. Link below to printed and video stories.

  • WIS News 10 producer continues her quest to quit smoking (11/11/09)   story   
  • WIS News 10 producer vows to 'kick butts' and quit smoking (11/4/09)    story 




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