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?

Kick It California: Kick It CA provides free services to help you quit smoking, vaping, or chew. Quit 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 Kick It CA.        Free, personal, confidential advice from Quit Coaches, in multiple languages.
    • English: 1-800-300-8086
    • Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
    • Vape Help: 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 text questions about your quit process.
    • 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. The app has helpful features like logging your smoking triggers or reminders to keep you motivated.

Quit Tobacco Classes: Local quit tobacco classes are currently unavailable.

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: The THIS IS QUITTING texting program is sponsored by The Truth Initiative and is tailored to youth and young adults to provide age-appropriate support about quitting. Youth and young adults can text "DITCHVAPE" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.

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