If you need help in quitting your tobacco addiction, California has established a free telephone helpline service, in multiple languages and age specific. The Helpline has assisted smokers in quitting since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help. When you call the toll-free number, a friendly staff person will offer a choice of services: self-help materials, a referral list of other programs, and one-on-one counseling over the phone. In a research study, those who received telephone counseling were twice as likely to stay quit than those who tried to quit on their own. The California Smokers' Helpline is committed to serving California's diverse population.
- Adult and Teen smokers: 800-662-8887 (800-NO-BUTTS)
- Chewers: 800-844-2439 (800-844-CHEW)
- Español: 800-456-6386 (800-45-NO-FUME)
- TDD/TYY Hearing Impaired: 800-933-4833 (800-933-4TDD)