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Quit Tobacco

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

10-Week Quit Tobacco Zoom Class: If you are looking for group support, this is the class for you. Share your goals with others going through the quit process. Meet new friends who can help you keep your tobacco-free lifestyle. This facilitator-led series meets for 1 hour each week for 10 weeks, via Zoom (Nicotine Replacement will need to be picked up in person, if you are receiving NRT). Please call the Tobacco Control Program at (805) 781-4945 to register for current classes.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT): Nicotine patches, gum, and/or lozenges are available to participants (adults 18 years and older) in our Quit Tobacco Classes. If you are unable to attend our classes, you may still qualify for NRT through your insurance. In most cases, Medi-Cal members can also get quitting aids from their pharmacy.

Telephone Counseling: If you are not able to our Quit Tobacco Zoom Classes, and would like a one-on-one counseling, you can call the California Smokers' Helpline. Helpline counseling is easy, convenient, and has been proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good. Services are available in multiple languages.

Individual In-Person Counseling: Due to COVID-19, we are not facilitating any in-person counseling, until further notice. This is for the safety of our clients and staff. Individual phone counseling is available to individuals who are pregnant or have a young child living in your home. Individual phone counseling is available through our Baby’s First Breath program for pregnant women, family members, and caregivers of children ages prenatal to 5. Please contact (805) 781- 4945 to learn more or get started.

Quit Vaping Texting Program: This program is tailored by age group to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting. Youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.

No Butts Mobile App: Want help to quit smoking while you’re on the go? The No Butts mobile app offers quick and tailored help, right from the palm of your hand.The app has helpful features like logging your smoking triggers, reminders to keep you motivated, and pointers on all kinds of quit smoking topics. Available for iPhones and Androids.

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