If you want to quit smoking, we have resources that can help you. The Staying Tobacco Free Program is free. The program can help you learn about the benefits of quitting, different ways to quit, withdrawal symptoms, smoking “triggers”, helpful medicines, and why it is important to choose a quit date.
Here are some highlights of the program:
- One-on-one counseling at your bedside
- Prescriptions for medicines to help you quit smoking may be provided, depending on your medical history and insurance
- Self-help program on television Channel 31, available 24 hours a day, in English, Spanish or Vietnamese
Your nurse or doctor will be able to help get this program.
There are other resources available to help you stop smoking.
- Nicotine Anonymous is a free 12- step self-help support group for people who want to quit using tobacco and nicotine products. Call 408.236.2196 or visit www.nicotine-anonymous.org.
- California Smokers’ Telephone Help Line offers free counseling and follow-up telephone calls. A certificate of completion is offered.
1.800.662.8887 – English
1.800.456.6386 – Spanish
1.800.933.4833 – TDD/TTY
1.800.844.2439 – Chew Tobacco
1.800.778.8440 – Vietnamese
1.800.838.8917 – Mandarin & Cantonese
1.800.556.5564 – Korean
- Breathe California offers 6-sessions of education and support at a cost $70 (amount subject to change). For more information call 408.998.5865 or 1.877.3-BREATHE or visit www.lungsrus.org.