There are two types of medications that can help you quit tobacco use: nicotine medications and non-nicotine medications.

Nicotine Medications

The nicotine contained in quit medications is in much smaller amounts than in tobacco products and without the harmful chemicals that can make you sick.

Over the Counter:


Non-Nicotine Medication (Prescription)


Studies show that combining medications, such as the nicotine patch and the nicotine lozenge, can increase your chances of quitting.

Learn more about how to choose a medication.
Medications can be especially effective when combined with counseling and support. The Pennsylvania Free Quitline provides free quit coaching in several languages and provides quit smoking medications at no cost.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).