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    Education and training to help people quit smoking

    Free Services

    The California Smokers’ Helpline provides free services to help you quit smoking, vaping, or chew. 

    Telephone Counseling

    Our highly-trained counselors can help you develop a quitting plan that’s right for you. Services are available in multiple languages and special services are available for tobacco chewers, pregnant smokers, teens, and vape users.

    Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Smokers: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
    • Vape Users: 1-844-8-NO-VAPE (1-844-866-8273) 
    • Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
    • Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
    • Korean: 1-800-556-5564
    • Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
    • Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440
    Enroll online and we'll call you.

    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.

    Mobile Phones:

    Desktop Users:

    The No Butts Mobile App

    The No Butts mobile app uses proven methods to help you quit, like a personalized quit plan and information on effective quitting aids. Log your smoking triggers and get reminders to keep you motivated.

    This free app is available both for iPhones and for Android phones. For questions regarding the app, please contact nobuttsmobileapp@ucsd.edu.

    Alexa Skills

    Get tips from Amazon Alexa through our "Stop Smoking Coach" & "Stop Vaping Coach" skills. Enable the Stop Smoking & Stop Vaping skills from Amazon.com or your Alexa app.

    Self-help Materials

    To receive a free packet of materials explaining the nuts and bolts of quitting, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. You can also find free materials in our online catalog.

    Online Help & Referral to Local Programs

    If you want to develop your own quitting plan using this web site, start here. If you want to go to a face-to-face program in your area, search here

    Nicotine Patches

    Asian-language speakers and Helpline callers who live with children ages 5 and under may be eligible for free nicotine patches, sent directly to their home.  To see if you qualify, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. If you have Medi-Cal insurance, please click here for more information.

     

    Free Smokers' Helpline Services
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