There are resource centers in many states that provide free nicotine patches to people who want to quit smoking. Almost every state has a toll-free hotline staffed with counselors for people to call for support when they want to quit smoking.
To get free nicotine patches or other resources to quit smoking, check with the local health department. It has information on resources that distribute free tobacco patches, gum or lozenges. There are eligibility requirements for these products that people can find out about online, offline or via telephone. To receive the free products, the individual calling must join a three- or six-week free cessation program.