The California Smokers’ Helpline provides a number of services to help smokers and other tobacco users quit. All services are free.
You can develop a quitting plan that’s right for you—by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor. Helpline counseling is easy, convenient, and has been proven to double smokers’ chances of quitting for good. Services are available in multiple languages and special services are available for tobacco chewers, pregnant smokers, teens, and e-cigarette users. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS today! Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or sign up 24/7 online.
Want a little extra support via text messages? You can receive texts each day during the first important weeks of quitting. Text messages 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. Sign up here.
To receive a free packet of materials explaining the nuts and bolts of quitting, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or click here. You can also find free materials in our online catalog.
Online Help & Referral to Local Programs
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.