Cessation | Tobacco Prevention and Control

Helping People Quit Tobacco Use

Most people who smoke want to quit. The good news: free help is available to all Minnesotans.

Free Medications and Counseling

Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care

Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care cover counseling and the following medications like patches, gum, lozenges, nicotine inhaler and nasal spray, bupropion, and Chantix®.

People who smoke should talk to their doctor about quitting.

QUITPLAN® Services

QUITPLAN Services logoA free program available to anyone who wants to quit tobacco and offers a wide array of tools for eligible Minnesotans. Tools include text messaging, an email program, a quit guide, and starter kits with two weeks of free patches, gum, or lozenges. Minnesotans should visit www.quitplan.com or call 1-888-354-PLAN (7526).

Request Materials from QUITPLAN® Services. Health care providers can order free QUITPLAN® Services materials to promote quitting help to the people they serve. Materials include posters, palm cards, and brochures in multiple languages.

Minnesota Quitline Network

logo for the Minnesota Quitline NetworkThe Minnesota Quitline Network enables health professionals and community organizations to use a single form and fax number to refer the people they serve to tobacco quitline support. All Minnesota residents – whether covered by a health plan or not – have access to free support to quit.

Learn more about the Minnesota Quitline Network.

Tools for Helping People Quit

More for dental professionals

  • Tobacco Cessation Webinar Series (Minnesota Dental Association)
    A free webinar on tobacco cessation, worth one fundamental continuing education credit and focusing on: 
    • Tobacco’s role as a common risk factor for oral diseases
    • Learning how to assess the patient
    • Motivational interviewing techniques
    • Available resources, and referral options.
Updated Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 02:10PM