Quitting Smoking

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

California Smokers Helpline

The California Smokers Helpline has 27 years of helping people make lasting behavior change. They provide telephone and chat based counseling. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help quitting.

  • Quit vaping: 1-844-8-NO-VAPE
  • 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 12/23/2019.