Talk to your doctor about your options to make going tobacco-free as easy as possible. Some non-medication strategies include the nicotine patch, nicotine gum and nicotine oral inhalers.
Certain forms of nicotine replacement therapy are available without prescription at your local pharmacy. Some insurance plans, such as Medicaid, will cover nicotine replacement therapy like the patch and the gum, so check with your plan to see if a prescription can lower your costs.
Possible side effects of nicotine-replacement therapy include headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea or flushing. Ask your doctor for additional guidance and information.