Quitting Smoking

For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email.

California Smokers Helpline

The California Smokers Helpline at 800-NO BUTTS (800-662-8887) provides telephone based counseling. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California. The Helpline has been in operation since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help quitting.

  • English 1-800-NO BUTTS
  • Spanish 1-800-456-6386
  • Mandarin and Cantonese 1-800-838-8917
  • Vietnamese 1-800-778-8440
  • Korean 1-800-556-5564
  • TDD/TTY 1-800-933-4833
  • Chew 1-800-844-2439

Programs in San Diego County

There are a number of programs in San Diego County to assist you in your efforts to quit smoking or help a friend or loved one quit smoking. Information about these programs can be found at SmokefreeSandiego.org and in the brochures listed below:

If you are on Medi-Cal, smoking cessation classes as well as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Nicorette Gum or Transdermal patches) might be covered. Call your Medi-Cal provider or your Medi-Cal Managed Care Provider (member services) to see if cessation help is covered.

For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email.


Webpage last updated 02/19/2016.