Department of Public Health
  • The California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS or 1-800-462-8887)
    The California Smokers Helpline is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL telephone counseling program that can help you quit smoking. When you call, 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. Counseling is available in TDD/TYY and five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

  • Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
    Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, sponsored by the Public Health Service, includes new, effective clinical treatments for tobacco dependence that have become available since the 2000 Guideline was published. This update will make an important contribution to the quality of care in the United States and to the health of the American people.

  • TryToStop
    Developed with the American Cancer Society, this site offers help with planning a process for quitting, including counseling, methods, brochures, tips, and other support.

  • The Health Authority - U.K.
    Information on how to quit smoking and using smokeless tobacco.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: How to Quit
    Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to quit smoking, chewing, or dipping.

    Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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