Reimbursement for NICORETTE® Products

It is estimated that one in four Canadian private health plans may offer some coverage of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products such as NICORETTE®. If you currently have a private health plan, you may wish to speak with your health benefits provider or employer for more information on what coverage may be available.

Residents of Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta may be eligible for reimbursement of NICORETTE® products.


All provincial and private drug plans cover the following NICORETTE® products:

  • 2 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • 2 MG NICORETTE® Gum (210ct)
  • 4 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • 4 MG NICORETTE® Gum (210ct)

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about accessing prescriptions. Get more details on coverage under the Quebec Provincial Drug Insurance Plan.


Coverage for the following NICORETTE® products is available under the Alberta public drug formulary:

  • 2 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • 4 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • NICORETTE® Inhaler (42ct)
  • NICORETTE® QuickMist®

Reimbursement is limited to a lifetime maximum of $500

The following groups may be eligible for coverage:

  • Income Support - for Albertans who don’t have the resources to meet their basic needs
  • Alberta Adult Health Benefit - for Albertans who require income support
  • Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) - for adults who have a permanent disability, which severely affects their ability to earn a livelihood

British Columbia

All residents with a valid provincial health insurance card are eligible for up to 12 weeks of the following NICORETTE® products:

  • 2 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • 4 MG NICORETTE® Gum (105ct)
  • 2 MG NICORETTE® Mini Lozenge (88ct)
  • 4 MG NICORETTE® Mini Lozenge (88ct)
  • NICORETTE® Inhaler (42ct)

Simply visit your local pharmacy, where you and a community pharmacist will need to complete a declaration form for each 4-week allocation of product. 


Ontarians can access nicotine replacement therapies through workshops hosted across the province by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in partnership with local community partners and sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Smoke Free Ontario Branch. Please visit for more information.