Introducing iCliniq First

Get same-day online
care and prescription
for Smoking Cessation

Visit a US-licensed clinician online and get treatment or preventive care for Smoking Cessation in minutes.

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We're open
7 am - 11 pm
every day to
help you with

  • Treatment for smoking and tobacco cessation.
  • Prescriptions for smoking and tobacco cessation.
  • Lifestyle modifications that support cessation.

Two types of visits.
To give you 100% privacy, anywhere.

Not every time you'll be in a private space to use audio and video to consult a clinician and get care.

Keeping this in mind, in addition to Video Visits, we also offer Text Visits - no audio or video required, to help you get care privately even when there's no privacy around.

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How it works

Your guide to getting Smoking Cessation treatment

When to choose
online care

Consult a healthcare provider online if:

  • Smoking and tobacco use habits require intervention.
  • Nicotine use has led to dependence that requires intervention and management.

Have doubts?

Read our FAQs

What Is Nicotine Addiction?

Nicotine addiction or dependence happens when you start taking nicotine and get to a point where you cannot do without it. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance present in tobacco that can make it quite difficult to quit. Its pleasurable effects are temporary, making it necessary to repeatedly use tobacco to achieve the same feelings.

What Causes Nicotine Addiction?

Nicotine reaches the brain mere seconds after you take a puff of tobacco. It then causes an increase in the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for mood and behavioral regulation. The neurotransmitter dopamine is especially stimulated to improve mood and activate the reward center in the brain. This leads to the feeling that you need nicotine to be happy, and eventually, you come to rely on nicotine to feel better. It then becomes an addiction.

How Do I Know if I Have Nicotine Addiction?

You may have nicotine dependence if you notice that you cannot seem to stop smoking, experience withdrawal symptoms every time you attempt to stop, and avoid social situations and locations where smoking is discouraged.

What Is Smoking Cessation?

Smoking cessation simply means to quit or stop smoking or discontinue tobacco use. It can be achieved through several options like pharmacotherapy, nicotine replacement therapy, and behavioral interventions.

Can I Get Prescription Medication on iCliniq First for Smoking Cessation?

You can avail certain smoking cessation therapy options via iCliniq First. However, please note that we only prescribe specific cessation therapy options, and only for eligible patients. For more information on available options or your eligibility for them, consult a doctor at iCliniq First.

Does Over-The-Counter Medication Work for Smoking Cessation?

Nicotine replacement therapy options like nicotine patches, gums, and lozenges have been approved by the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective methods of smoking cessation. These options are available over-the-counter, so you do not require a prescription to purchase them. However, if your addiction is severe, and you are unmotivated to quit, or have several other health concerns and issues that require a doctor's attention, consult a doctor who will prescribe the appropriate medications.

What Smoking Cessation Technique Will Work for Me?

Smoking cessation options may vary depending on individual factors and needs. If you are concerned or confused, speak with one of our doctors, who will provide you with an effective smoking cessation plan and treatment options. If over-the-counter products are not working for you or do not interest you, reach out to a healthcare provider for more information and guidance.