Whether it’s gum, patches or lozenges, Nicotine Replacement Therapy can increase your chances of quitting smoking.


Double your chances of success

Your chances of quitting smoking are doubled when you:

How to get free gum, patches & lozenges

802Quits offers FREE NRT to smokers trying to quit—and delivers NRT to your home.
There are three ways to get your FREE NRT:

  1. Register for free Online Quit Help to order your NRT. If you’re already an Online Quit Help member, look under the Medication link.
  2. Sign up for free Quit by Phone coaching. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
  3. Sign up for free In-person Quit Help with a Vermont Quit Partner in your community. You can find and register for a group near you, or see the In-person Quit Help section for a listing of all hospitals offering groups.

If you have Medicaid you can get NRT with a prescription from your doctor (and a small co-pay). To find out more about nicotine replacements and other medications that can help you quit smoking, click here.

Withdrawal symptoms and side effects of NRT

It’s likely you will experience withdrawal symptoms soon after you quit. These symptoms are the strongest during the first two weeks after you quit and should go away shortly after that. Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone. Some of the more common ones include:

  • Feeling down or sad
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling irritable, grouchy or on-edge
  • Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Feeling restless and jumpy
  • Slower heart rate
  • Increased hunger or gaining weight

Also, there can be side effects from NRT. Side effects will vary from person to person and very few people (less than 5%) have to stop using NRT because of side effects.