Free or Low-Cost Products to Help You Quit Smoking

You may be able to get free or low-cost products to help you quit smoking.  Products to help you quit are available through the following programs or places.

1. Ontario Drug Benefit program

If you are on the Ontario Drug Benefit program, you can get:

  • 12 weeks of Champix® or Buproprion in a 12-month period with a prescription from your doctor or pharmacist
  • counselling from a pharmacist on how to quit smoking

2. Post-secondary schools

If you are a student at a college or university, such as Mohawk College or McMaster University, you can get:

  • quit smoking products
  • counselling through Student Health Services

3. Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Eligible First Nations people and Inuit can get:

4. Family Health Teams

If your doctor belongs to a family health team, you may be able to get:

  • nicotine replacement therapy

Check with your doctor to see if they provide this benefit.

5. Benefits providers

Through your employer, you can often get:

  • nicotine replacement therapy and/or prescription quit smoking products

Check with Human Resources at your workplace or with your benefits provider to see if they pay for this benefit for you.

6. Quit Smoking Clinic 

You can get:

  • Free nicotine replacement therapy
  • One-on-one counselling with a public health nurse