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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?

California Smokers’ Helpline: The California Smokers’ Helpline provides free services to help you quit smoking, vaping, or chew. Helpline counseling is easy, convenient, and has been proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good. Services are available in multiple languages.

  • Telephone Counseling: Free telephone counseling is available through the California Smokers' Helpline. Free, personal, confidential advice from Quit Coaches, in multiple languages.
    • English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
    • Spanish: 1-800-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
    • Vape Users: 1-844-8-NO-VAPE (1-844-866-8273)
    • Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
  • Text Messaging: Receive texts that are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You can also send questions at any time and a counselor will respond within one business day.
    • English: Text "Quit Smoking" to 66819  or Text "Quit Vaping" to 66819                                                English Text Registration Form: Quit Smoking  Quit Vaping
    • Spanish: Texto "dejar de fumea" al 66819 or Texto "no vapear" al 66819
  • 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.

Quit Tobacco Classes: Local quit tobacco classes have temporarily been paused. Please check back in Spring 2021, for an update on classes resuming.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT): You may qualify for NRT through your insurance. In most cases, Medi-Cal members can also get quitting aids (such as patches, lozenges, or gum) from their pharmacy free of charge, with a prescription from their doctor.

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.

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