Want to quit smoking?

MO HealthNet participants are eligible to receive free nicotine gum or patches from a healthcare provider as a covered Medicaid benefit.

If you are uninsured, you may be eligible to receive a free supply of nicotine gum or patches to help jump-start your efforts to quit smoking.

Call the Missouri Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to www.quitnow.net/Missouri to register for services. Professional coaches will work with you to help you develop a plan to quit smoking.

The Tobacco Quitline is coordinated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The nicotine gum and patches are available to qualifying Missourians, while supplies last.

Calls to the Missouri Tobacco Quitline are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding federal holidays. All smokers are provided with a free "quit kit" containing information to help them stop smoking.

The Missouri Tobacco Quitline is funded through cooperative agreements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).