Quit Tobacco Classes

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge. Nicotine replacement therapy is also available free of charge to participants enrolled in quit tobacco classes if they meet eligibility requirements.

When and where is this service offered?

For more information, please call the Health Promotion office at (805) 781-4945.  Participants are highly encouraged to start classes at the BEGINNING of the session, however participants may join Quit Tobacco classes at any time. Please note: new and returning clients must call in advance prior to their first session. (805) 781- 4945

Next session of classes are available at the following days and times:

ATASCADERO: April 3 - June 5, 2019
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Behavioral Health Department
5575 Hospital Drive
Atascadero, CA 93422

GROVER BEACH: April 4 - June 6, 2019
Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Public Health Department
286 South 16th Street, Bldg. A
Grover Beach, CA 93433

GROVER BEACH: April 4 - June 6, 2019
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Public Health Department
286 South 16th Street, Bldg. A
Grover Beach, CA 93433

SAN LUIS OBISPO: April 2 - June 4, 2019
Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Public Health Department
2180 Johnson Ave. – Annex bldg, Aqua Room
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

*TMHA ATASCADERO: April 3 - June 5, 2019
Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Atascadero Wellness Center "Life House"
5850 West Mall Road
Atascadero, CA 93422

Learn more about TMHA Wellness Centers

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to quit tobacco. What resources do you offer to help?

The Tobacco Control Program offers many different FREE resources to help YOU quit.

  • We offer free quit tobacco classes to the public. (please see schedule of classes)
    • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided to qualified partiicpatents, that are actively enrolled in the classes.
  • The Tobacco Control Program offers a FREE free texting service that includes support and weekly tips.
  • How do I sign up for the texting support?
    • FREE local text support: Text "SLOQUIT" to 20121
    • FREE local, tailored text support for pregnant women or women & familes with children under 5 years old: Text "SLOBFB" to 20121
    • FREE national text support: Text "QUIT" to 47848 (available 24/7)
When can I start the classes?

We advise all clients to start classes on the beginning of each class cycle.

Dates of the Next Series of Classes:

San Luis Obispo Spring 2019

April 2 - June 4

Atascadero Spring 2019

April 3  - June 5

Grover Beach Spring 2019

April 4  - June 6

*TMHA Atascadero Spring 2019

April 3 - June 5

Can I just show up at the start of the next class? Do I need to do anything before?

No, every new client will need to meet with a cessation counselor prior to starting classes to do a quick, intake form. Please call 805-781-5564 to set up a time.

Can I get free Nicotine Replacement Therapy?

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available free of charge to qualifying participants, whom are actively enrolled in quit smoking classes.

Can I attend classes just a couple times a month?

No. Each participant is encouraged to attend regularly. Participants who do not attend regularly will not receive any Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Are there cessation classes for pregnant women?

YES! The Tobacco Control Program has a program called "Baby's First Breath". We offer free, tailored quit tobacco classes, one-on-one classes, and other services for pregnant women and families of children under five years old. We want mom, baby, and children to all breath clean air. Our services are designed to help you achieve that.

  • Call The Tobacco Control Program at 805-781-5564 to speak with Jenelle and learn about all the tailored services offered. It's never too late.

 

Can I use e-cigarettes/ Vaping to help me quit smoking?

Currently, the FDA has not approved e-cigarettes for Tobacco Cessation. The County of San Luis Obispo does not recommend using e-cigrettes to quit smoking. Studies show that smokers who try to use e-cigarettes to assist in quitting, are very likely to to become a "dual user" and eventually use both conventional cigarettes, plus e-cigarettes. 

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