The availability of free nicotine patches varies by state. QuitPlan.com and NDHealth.gov are websites managed by specific states that offer free smoking cessation starter kits for local residents. SmokeFree.gov suggests that smokers call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a hotline that links callers to local tobacco cessation organizations that may offer free services.
A Minnesota-based site QuitPlan.com, offers free two to four-week free trial kits to local residents. The free kits include nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. To qualify for this kit, the smoker must either sign up through QuitPlan.com or register through the hotline. The organization determines whether the smoker is qualified to receive free medication after the registration process.
NDHealth.gov helps North Dakota residents who seek smoking cessation aid. Users must enroll and answer questions at nd.QuitLogix.org before being considered for free nicotine patches and services.