Smoking: NYC Quits
Get Help Today
If you are interested in quitting, or need support managing cravings and staying smoke-free when you want to, help is available:
- 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.
- If your preferred language is Chinese (800-838-8917), Korean (800-556-5564) or Vietnamese (800-778-8440), call or visit the Asian Smokers’ Quitline.
- Talk to your doctor about medications and counseling to help you manage cravings. Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover services to help you quit.
- Find local quit-smoking and quit-vaping programs:
Smoking and COVID-19
Smoking increases your risk of respiratory infections and pneumonia, as well as the risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
In the last two decades, more New Yorkers than ever have decided to quit smoking. If you smoke, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health. You can get information and resources here to help you quit or support someone else who is quitting.
To better understand your relationship with tobacco, take the quiz:
NYC Quits Resources
Use these resources to create a plan that is unique to you.
Not Ready to Quit
No matter what your goals are, treatment options are available.
Nicotine replacement therapy can help you manage cravings and nicotine withdrawal when you are trying to avoid smoking, even if you are not ready to quit. It can help you cut back or stay smoke-free in certain places or situations, such as at work, home or in public spaces.