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    Education and training to help people quit smoking

    Free Quit Services

    The California Smokers’ Helpline provides a number of services to help smokers and other tobacco users quit. All services are free.

    Telephone Counseling

    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 vape 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.

    • English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
    • 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
    • Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)

    Text Messaging

    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.

    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.

    The 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. Created by the California Smokers’ Helpline, No Butts uses proven methods to help you quit, like a personalized quit plan and information on effective quitting aids. The app also has other helpful features like logging your smoking triggers, reminders to keep you motivated, and pointers on all kinds of quit smoking topics.

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

    Free Smokers' Helpline Services
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