Smoking: NYC Quits
Smoking kills about 12,000 New Yorkers every year. If you smoke, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. NYC Quits provides you with the information and resources you need to quit smoking, or to support someone who is quitting.
NYC Quits Resources
Use our resources to create a plan that is unique to you.
- For information on quitting smoking, see the NYC Quits Kit Guide (PDF). This brochure includes information in Spanish, Chinese and Russian.
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- Talk to your doctor about medications and counseling to help you manage cravings. Nicotine medications can reduce your cravings and double your chance of success. Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover services to help you quit.
- Visit the New York State Smokers' Quitline, or call 866-NY-QUITS (866-697-8487) to apply for a free starter kit of nicotine medications and to talk to a quit coach.
- Find local quit-smoking and quit-vaping programs:
- Get the NYC HelpMeQuit app. This free resource helps you track your progress, connect with other quitters for support and outlast cravings. Download the app for Android or iOS.
- Help a friend or family member who is trying to quit (PDF).
Not Ready to Quit
With smoke-free rules in many public spaces and housing, it can be challenging to manage cravings and nicotine withdrawal in places and situations where smoking or vaping is not allowed. Using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) may help keep you comfortable, even if you are not ready to quit.