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Can I deduct the cost of Nicorette for smoking cessation?

 
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Can I deduct the cost of Nicorette for smoking cessation?

It depends on If it is for a  smoking-cessation program and for drugs to alleviate nicotine withdrawal 

that require a prescription.

Deductible medical expenses may include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Payments of fees to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and nontraditional medical practitioners
  • Payments for in-patient hospital care or residential nursing home care, if the availability of medical care is the principal reason for being in the nursing home, including the cost of meals and lodging charged by the hospital or nursing home. If the availability of medical care isn't the principal reason for residence in the nursing home, the deduction is limited to that part of the cost that's for medical care.
  • Payments for acupuncture treatments or inpatient treatment at a center for alcohol or drug addiction, for participation in a smoking-cessation program and for drugs to alleviate nicotine withdrawal that require a prescription

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc502

Level 15

Can I deduct the cost of Nicorette for smoking cessation?

Nicorette is an over the counter product.
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