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.
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 currently available only for iPhones but will also be available for Android phones in the future. To download the app from the Apple Store, please click here. For questions regarding the app, please contact email@example.com.