How Do You Get Free Nicotine Patches From 1-800-QUIT-NOW?

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Dial 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to be directed to your state's quitline for information on smoking cessation. While smoking cessation programs vary from state to state, many states have programs that provide nicotine replacement therapies at a reduced cost or for free.

1-800-QUIT-NOW is a government agency and is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Call this number to be connected with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation specialist who can direct you to your state's quitline to see what programs and nicotine replacement therapies are available in your state. Some therapies may be offered at a reduced cost or for free.

Many state quitlines offer other resources to aid smoking cessation such as free support and advice from life coaches, a personal quit plan customized for you and your needs, information on how to cope with nicotine withdrawal, information on the latest smoking cessation medication, mailed self-help guides, and referrals to other resources.

The organization also has a website at where people can sign up to receive text messages containing tips and advice. The website also has additional tips for smokers who want to quit as well as other suggestions for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.