You can:

  • Apply for programs that help you quit smoking 
  • Find quit smoking clinics
  • Order health bulletins and other publications on how to quit smoking and stay smoke-free

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

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

Online

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: Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Mon - Thu: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Fri - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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. In person services are provided to all people age 18 or older at little or no cost.

At most locations, you can request counseling and medication to help you quit smoking.

Coney Island Quit Smoking Clinic

Smoking cessation medications are not provided through the Coney Island Quit Smoking Clinic. In order to receive medications, patients will be referred to, and assessed by, another health care provider.

Use the NYC Health Map to search for a Quit Smoking Clinic. First click on Smoking, then Quit Smoking to narrow down your search.

If you are under 18 years old, go to 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.

Benefits

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 for assistance.

Cancel Order

If your order has been placed it likely already shipped. You can return unwanted copies at no cost to you by writing "Return to Sender" on the package and putting it in the mail.

Update Order

  • To order additional items, you must place another order.
  • To update a current order, be sure to include tracking order number.
  • To update address, email, and organizational information you can email your requests to dohmhliterature@health.nyc.gov.

If literature you want is currently out of stock, call the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Call 311 for assistance.