What is a medical doctor?
A medical doctor is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Doctors are not licensed to prescribe tobacco products and it is a federal crime to sell tobacco products to people under the age of 18. There is no smoking area at your doctor's office.
Some medical doctors offer free and low-cost services. There is one in my state who will prescribe the nicotine patch for free for those with nicotine dependence. Many doctors don't offer these services. They are paid for by the insurance company. If you're a smoker who's interested in getting help to quit, it's worth checking the prices of medical services and asking about the benefits and services that doctors offer.
If you don't have health insurance, you can ask your doctor what benefits and services the doctor will offer you to help you quit. You can also contact the National Cancer Institute's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at 1-800-828-2345. The center's web site has information about how to enroll in coverage or to find other ways to get help.
I don't feel like I need the nicotine patch right now. I can continue smoking without the patch, but how do I find a product that will help me without the nicotine patch? It's not a lot of money, but there are so many products that are advertised as nicotine-free and don't have the nicotine in them. You can search the internet by typing in "nicotine free cigarettes".