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NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC DPH: Chronic Disease and Injury Section

Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

TPCB Websites

Cessation Sites

QuitlineNC -- QuitlineNC is North Carolina’s evidence-based telephone and online cessation service for those who want to quit tobacco. The website allows you to register for QuitlineNC services online and has many tips and downloadable documents to support you while you are trying to quit tobacco. The Health Professionals section contains many resources to help health care providers assist their patients quit, including 5As Training, Office Resources, QuitlineNC FAX Referral information, and many other downloadable tools. The Employers Section has great information on offering cessation services insurance coverage and steps for taking any worksite smoke-free.

Secondhand Smoke Sites

SmokeFree NC -- This site has detailed information, including evaluation reports, on N.C.’s smoke-free law. You can report a suspected violation of the law here, and review reports on past violations. There are links to N.C. sites on smoke-free housing and tobacco-free schools and colleges.

Smokefree Housing N.C. -- This site is aimed at multi-unit housing owners, managers and residents with ideas on how to take apartment and condominium buildings smoke-free. Success stories and tips from N.C. property owners are presented throughout the site.

Tobacco Free Colleges N.C. -- This site shares information on how N.C. colleges, universities and community colleges can go tobacco-free. There are links to a detailed how-to guide developed by Wake Forest University. Find out the tobacco policy of your local N.C. college, university or community college.

Tobacco Free Schools N.C. -- This site documents N.C.’s experience developing 100% tobacco-free schools policies, starting at the local level and moving to the state-level. The site is helpful to other communities, states and nations working on this issue.

Contact Information and Staff Listing

Mailing Address:
1932 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1932
Phone: (919) 707-5400
Fax: (919) 870-4844

Website questions, comments, or problems? Email the webmaster.

Staff Listing

Sally Herndon, MPH
Branch Head

Policy and Program Development

Jim Martin, MS
Director of State-level Policy and Programs 

Ray Riordan, MS
Director of Local Policy and Programs

Shayla Hayes, BS
Youth Engagement Coordinator

Data and Evaluation

Courtney Heck, MPH
Director of Surveillance and Evaluation

Tobacco Cessation, Treatment and Health Systems Change

Joyce Swetlick, MPH
Director of Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Behavioral Health Equity Lead

Juliana Wilson, MSW, CTTS
LGBTQ Tobacco Treatment Coordinator

Mariam Ali, MSW, MSPH
QuitlineNC Referral Site Coordinator

Lu McCraw, MPH
NC Native Americans Commercial Tobacco Use Prevention & Treatment Coordinator

Nnenne Asi, MPH
Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Cessation Coordinator

Media and Communication

Ashley Curtice, MS
Director of Public Education and Communication

Ann Staples, MA, MCHES
Senior Media Consultant (Part Time)


Perry Whitted
Administrative Manager

Phyllis Andrews,
Administrative Assistant

Allison Stewart,
Administrative Assistant