Quitting smoking is hard. It takes time and practice to quit for good.

The California Smokers’ Helpline is a FREE telephone/text/chat based counseling program designed to help people quit for good. People who use the California Smokers’ Helpline are twice as likely to quit as those who do not.

  • 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
  • 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386) Español
  • 1-8448-NO-VAPE


Truth: This Is Quitting – First of its kind text to quit vaping program. To sign up text “DITCHJUUL” to 88709 or sign up at thetruth.com


The FDA has 7 approved quit smoking medications, 5 Nicotine Replacement Therapies and 2 medications. There is no scientific evidence that support the efficacy or safety of e-cigarettes as a tobacco dependence product. In fact, e-cigarette use among teens is associated with a higher likelihood of using regular tobacco and lower rates of smoking cessation.

In-Person Support

Vista Community Clinic offers FREE in-person quit smoking classes and support group to anyone 18 years or older. Classes for traditional cigarettes users. All classes at located at Vista Community Clinic’s Vale Terrace Site at 1000 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084 

In Person Classes are Currently ON HOLD until further notice. 

For more information contact Ceci Velazquez at Francisca.Velazquez.Casanova@vcc.org or  760-631-5000 ext. 7166. 

Class topics cover the following:

Class Topic Incentive
1 Thinking About Quitting
Understand the reasons why you smoke, the path to quitting and make a commitment to continue
$5.00 gift card
Self-Help Guide
2 Getting Ready
Develop the skills to quit smoking and stay quit
$10.oo gift card
3 Taking Action
Finalize your Quit Plan and practice how to manage cravings, stress or negativity
$10.00 gift card
Quit Kit
4 Staying Smoke Free
Learn how to recover from a slip or relapse and celebrate successes
$10.00 gift card


Follow us on Facebook @vcctobacco for resources, information, local, state and national tobacco-related news and upcoming events and trainings

Follow us on Instagram @sdstayinformed to stay up-to-day on VCC Tobacco Control events, news and facts