Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
There are many ways to quit tobacco and a lot ways to get support. Remember, the best plan is the one you can stick with. For more information, visit some of the resources below.
Smokefree.gov – visit website
Whether you’re planning to quit, recently quit or are “staying quit,” smokefree.gov has free tips, tools and resources to help you stay tobacco-free.
Kick It California – visit website
A statewide organization that provides free services to help you quit smoking today. It offers free counseling in many languages. Call to speak with a counselor today or send a text to sign up for the text coaching program:
- English: 1-800-300-8086 or Text “Quit Smoking” or Quit Vaping” to 66819
- Español: 1-800-600-8191 o Envie “Dejar de Fumar” o “No Vapear” to 66819
- 中文 (Chinese): 1-800-838-8917
- 한국인 (Korean): 1-800-556-5564
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): 1-800-778-8440
National Quitline – visit website
A national organization that provides information on quitting smoking at no cost. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to learn more.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies
If you’ve tried quitting on your own and are having trouble, you may be able to manage your cravings through Nicotine Replacement Therapies (such as gums, pills and patches – all of which HSPM covers). Many nicotine replacement therapies are available over the counter (OTC). Talk with your health care provider about which treatment options would work best for you.
HPSM's "Break the Habit" booklet
Whether you smoke, vape or chew, our new eight-page “Break the Habit” booklet is designed to make quitting easier by:
- Emphasizing the benefits of quitting to motivate action
- Highlighting the proven steps to creating an effective quit plan
- Providing tools, programs and other resources that support quitting
Read our special-edition quit tobacco newsletter!
Our eight-page quit tobacco newsletter is designed to help those who smoke, vape or chew break the habit. It explains the benefits of quitting, the six steps to building a personalized quit plan and the resources that can help people quit. To get a print copy mailed to you, call the Health Education Unit at 650-616-2165.