FREE PATCHES, GUM & LOZENGES

Every quit attempt is a chance to figure out what works best for you. Whether you quit on your own or work with a Quit Coach, using quit medications, also know as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), increases your chances of successfully quitting. In fact, your chances of quitting are greatly increased when you:

If you haven’t succeeded with one approach in the past, you may do well with trying another.

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Info on Free Patches, Gum & Lozenges and Other Quit Medications

The most commonly used family of quit medications are nicotine replacement therapy, like patches, gum and lozenges. 802Quits offers these FREE to tobacco users trying to quit, and delivers them directly to your home. Free quit medications arrive within 10 days of ordering. You can get free patches before your quit date as long as you have a quit date within 30 days before enrolling to receive the services.

In addition to FREE patches, gum and lozenges from 802Quits, there are other types of quit medications providers can prescribe that help with quitting and maintaining your success.

Types of Quit Medications

If you’ve tried one approach in the past and it didn’t work, consider trying another.

NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY QUIT MEDICATIONS

PATCHES

Place on the skin. Ideal for long-lasting craving relief. Gradually releases nicotine into your bloodstream.

GUM

Chew to release nicotine. Helpful way to reduce cravings. Allows users to control their dosage.

LOZENGES

Placed in the mouth like hard candy. Offers the same benefits of gum without chewing.

If you want to use patches, gum or lozenges, there are 3 options for how to get them, how much you get and what it costs:

  1. Sign up with 802Quits and get between 2 and 8 weeks of FREE patches PLUS gum or lozenges. Learn more.
  2. If you have Medicaid and a prescription, you’ll receive 16 weeks of gum or lozenges PLUS patches. Ask your doctor for details.
  3. If you have other medical insurance you may have access to free or discounted NRT with a prescription. Ask your doctor for details.

PRESCRIPTION ONLY QUIT MEDICATIONS

INHALER

Cartridge attached to a mouthpiece. Inhaling releases a specific amount of nicotine.

NASAL SPRAY

Pump bottle containing nicotine. Similar to an inhaler, the spray releases a specific amount of nicotine.

ZYBAN® (BUPROPION)

Can be helpful in reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety and irritability. May be used in combination with nicotine replacement therapy products like patches, gum and lozenges.

CHANTIX™ (VARENICLINE)

Reduces the severity of cravings and withdrawal symptoms—does not contain nicotine. Lessens sense of pleasure from tobacco. Should not be combined with other medications.
If you are on medication for depression and/or anxiety, consult your doctor.

The items above are available by prescription only. Your doctor can provide information on how much medication you are able to receive. Check with your pharmacy for cost information. Zyban® and Chantix™ are covered by Medicaid.

Not sure which form of additional 802Quits support is right for you? Compare what you can expect from each type of FREE quit help, including available quit medications.

There can be side effects from quit medications. Side effects will vary from person to person. However, very few people (less than 5%) have to stop using quit medications because of side effects.

Combining Quit Medications

Compared to going cold turkey, using patches, gum and lozenges can dramatically increase your chances of successfully quitting tobacco. But you can boost your odds even more by combining the patch with either gum or lozenges.

Why? The patch delivers a steady stream of nicotine for 24 hours, so you get long-acting, consistent relief from withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches and irritability. Meanwhile, the gum or lozenge delivers a small amount of nicotine within 15 minutes, helping you to manage tough situations and keeping your mouth busy as you ride out the cravings.

Used together, the patch and the gum or lozenge can provide much better relief from nicotine cravings than they can when used alone.

Withdrawal Symptoms

It’s likely you will experience withdrawal symptoms soon after you quit tobacco. These symptoms are the strongest during the first two weeks after you quit and should go away shortly. 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