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