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Quitting Resources

There are many resources for people seeking to stop smoking or using tobacco. Here are just a few.

California Smoker's Helpline
The California Smokers' Helpline (CSH) is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California. The CSH provides free telephone counseling, self-help materials and nicotine replacement therapy for those who are eligible. Call 1-800 NO BUTTS or 1-800-45-NO-FUME. Visit the California Smoker's Helpline website at La Linea de Ayuda Para Fumadores de California

Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC)
The TECC produces low cost educational material covering tobacco use prevention, secondhand smoke exposure and smoking cessation. Visit the TECC website at

Become an Ex
Sponsored by the national non-profit American Legacy Foundation in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, helps smokers "re-learn life without cigarettes" through a plan based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers. Visit the Become an Ex website at

Freedom from Smoking Online
The American Lung Association has built an online program designed for adults who wish to quit smoking. The program includes modules with lessons that contain valuable information and assignments that reinforce the lesson's message and your commitment to quit. Visit the Freedom from Smoking Online website at
Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, the website provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance as you embark on the process to quit smoking. Visit

SmokefreeTXT is a mobile service designed for young adults across the United States. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. The program has a proven track record of success: after one month, 17% of text program users reported that they had quit smoking and 11% were able to stay quit through 6 months. Visit SmokefreeTXT to sign up at

SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice and encouragement to help you quit.
Visit SmokefreeVET to sign up Text VET to 47848; VETesp to 47848 for Spanish.

Conceived of by Nathan Cobb, M.D. when he was a smoking-cessation counselor at a Boston clinic, Quitnet was formed in 2000 and has a membership of about 60,000 ex-smokers and smokers looking to quit. Visit the Quitnet website at

The website for the California Tobacco Control Program, the longest-running comprehensive tobacco control program in the nation. TobaccoFreeCA provides assistance in quitting and, for non-smokers, ways to motivate, encourage and support family, friends and colleagues who smoke.  There are resources and several media messages available to all. Visit TobaccoFreeCA at

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society website contains tips on staying away from tobacco as well as information on links between tobacco and cancer. Visit the American Cancer Society website at

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