Standing By. Ready to Help.
The California Smokers' Helpline is a FREE personal and confidential telephone counseling service that has been proven to double a smoker's chance of quitting successfully. Call today!1 2
Support is also available in the following languages:
Cantonese and Mandarin
Tobacco Chewers' Helpline
Hours of Operation:
|Mon. - Fri.||7AM - 9PM Pacific Time|
|Sat. - Sun.||9AM - 5PM Pacific Time|
To sign up online, click here.
Is There a Smoker in Your Life You Hope Will Quit?
Family and friends are an important source of support and motivation for smokers who are trying to quit. Your support matters in helping your loved one quit tobacco and become healthy. Don't give up on them!
Also, remember that most people try several times before they quit for good, so be patient. If they start smoking again, try not to be disappointed or make them feel guilty. Instead, help them start thinking about trying to quit again.
While you cannot make someone quit, your encouragement will be a source of motivation. They may also need other forms of support, such as from a trained specialist. Suggest that they call the California Smokers' Helpline at 1-800-NO BUTTS. The Helpline is a free service that has been proven to double a smoker's chances of quitting for good. 1 2 You may also call the Helpline yourself to receive advice on how you can help them quit.
Click here for information on how to help someone you care about quit tobacco.
- Hughes, J.R. "Motivating and Helping Smokers to Stop Smoking," Journal of General Internal Medicine (2003) December; 18(12): 1053-57.
- Fiore, M.C., Jaen, C.R., Baker, T.B., et al., Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service. May 2008.