Vermont Cessation Programs

Research shows it takes 8-11 quit attempts on average, but use of counseling and NRT together doubles the chance of a successful quit outcome. That’s why each 802Quits quit program offers FREE patches and gum or lozenges. If your patient has tried an approach in the past that didn’t work, encourage them to try another. Patients can use more than one 802Quits Cessation Program simultaneously.


Call to refer patients:
or fax referral form

Refer patients to a Quit Partner at or use a fax referral form

Register and enroll at:


Over the phone cessation counseling with a trained health coach. Text messaging and incentivized pregnancy support available.

Community or hospital-based cessation classes facilitated by Vermont Quit Partners. Onsite group cessation classes at worksites or in the community available upon request.

Online cessation information and quit progress tracking tools. Free text messaging and peer support.


5 calls per enrollment including free text message support (standard message and data rates apply).

4-6 classes per session. One-to-one counseling is available in some communities.

Unlimited access to online cessation information and tools, including free text message support (standard message and data rates apply).


Two types used together: patches AND gum or lozenges

8 weeks

8 weeks

Not Available

One type: patches or gum or lozenges

16 weeks

16 weeks

2 weeks

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If your patient is not sure what type of quit help is the right choice, ask these prompt questions to narrow in on a preferred method. If you don’t have time to review these in detail, simply refer your patient to

These methods also provide free patches and gum or lozenges.

Quit Help By Phone

  • Are you interested in over-the-phone guidance to assist your quit, along with the option of text, email and instant message?
  • Is 24/7 access to quit help important to you?

In-Person Quit Help

  • Are you interested in face-to-face quit help?
  • Are you interested in small group support?

Online Quit Help

  • Are you interested in web-based, online-only quit help?
  • Would you like to join an online community with others who are working to become tobacco-free?
  • Is 24/7 access to quit help important to you?