You can get treatment and support to help you quit smoking cigarettes or vaping.

Resources are also available if you need help to:

  • Cut back on smoking or vaping
  • Avoid smoking or vaping when you want to (like when at home, at work, or in public spaces)

Visit NYC Quits.

New York State Smokers’ Quitline

You can talk to a quit coach for support. Adults can also apply for a free starter kit of nicotine medications, like patches and lozenges.


Visit the New York State Smokers' Quitline website.

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.

Asian Smokers’ Quitline

The Asian Smokers’ Quitline offers free telephone counseling, medications, and materials in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.


Visit the Asian Smokers’ Quitline website.

By Phone

  • Chinese: (800) 838-8917
  • Korean: (800) 556-5564
  • Vietnamese: (800) 778-8440

This is Quitting

This is Quitting is a free, confidential text messaging program to help people 13 to 24 quit vaping. To sign up, text DROPTHEVAPE to 88709.

Talk to your doctor about medications and counseling to help you quit, cut back, or avoid smoking or vaping when you want to.

Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover tobacco treatment services.

Learn about treatment based on your insurance.

Learn about Medicaid coverage for treatment.

Tobacco Treatment Programs

There are free or low-cost programs across the city that provide treatment support.

Download the Guide to Tobacco Treatment Programs.

You can get guides, booklets, and posters about smoking and vaping.

Items include:

  • Still Smoking? Make a plan to meet your goals.
  • Guide to Tobacco Treatment Programs
  • How Can I Get Tobacco Treatment Medications?
  • How to Use Tobacco Treatment Medications
  • This is Quitting poster

Materials are available in multiple languages online or by mail.


Download smoking or vaping materials.

By Mail

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

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