You can get resources to help you quit smoking and stay smoke-free.

The New York State Smokers' Quitline provides individual coaching and starter kits of nicotine patches or gum for eligible smokers trying to stop smoking.

You can apply online or by phone. You will be screened to determine eligibility.


Learn more about the New York State Smokers' Quitline.

By Phone

  • Agency: New York State Department of Health
  • Division: New York State Smokers' Quitline
  • Phone Number: (866) 697-8487
  • Business Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM; Friday - Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours. Automated assistance is also available in Spanish.

Quit Smoking Clinics are located at public hospitals and clinics throughout the city. Free or low-cost services are provided to anyone 18 or older.

At most locations, you can request counseling and medication to help you quit smoking. Note that smoking cessation medications are not provided through the Coney Island Quit Smoking Clinic. To receive medication, patients will be referred to, and assessed by, another health care provider.

Find a Quit Smoking Clinic.

If you are under 18 years old, visit the Child Health Clinics page.

Quit-smoking medications are covered for Medicaid enrollees, including Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus.

Your doctor can write you a prescription for nicotine replacement therapy, including patches and gum, and other medications to help you quit.

Your doctor can also provide counseling to help you quit smoking.

The Health Department doesn't accept complaints about doctors who refuse to prescribe smoking cessation medication.

Learn how to quit smoking.


Patients enrolled in Medicaid, including Medicaid Managed Care and Family Health Plus, can receive the following benefits per year:

  • Up to six months of smoking cessation medications, including nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban (bupropion), and Chantix (varenicline)
  • Six sessions of either individual or group counseling

Prescriptions are required for all smoking cessation medications, including over-the-counter nicotine patches and gum.

You can get a copy of the "Quit Smoking Brochure" as well as other publications with information on how to quit smoking and stay smoke-free.

Copies are available in multiple languages.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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