Medications to Help You Quit Smoking

The 2008 United States Public Health Service guidelines for quitting smoking or chewing tobacco recommend a combination of counseling and medication. The following seven medications are approved by the FDA for that purpose. See FDA packaging for more complete information.

See Your Doctor
There’s no magic medication to cure addiction to nicotine. However, these medications can increase your chances of quitting two- or three-fold. It’s important to discuss any medication with your doctor to be sure you're using it safely, at the correct dosage and for the appropriate duration.

You May Be Covered
Your insurance company may cover these medications. For more information,
click here. To read about Medicaid coverage for quitting smoking, click here.