60% of young adults want to quit:

Thinking about cutting down, quitting or staying quit?  Then, explore different tips and tricks these websites and apps have to offer for you. 

This is your life.  Don’t let tobacco control who you are and what you do.  

Are you ready to talk to a FREE counselor, get tips, and set-up a plan?

California Smokers’ Helpline is FREE, confidential, no insurance is required and offered in multiple languages.  

Eligibility: ages 13 and up.

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

 

Nicotine Replacement Therapies

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.  If you need to speak to a clinician about nicotine replacement therapy options, visit or contact Vista Community Clinic

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
Certificate

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN CORNER: Conversations about Smoking/Vaping and Resources

If your child/teen feels they are ready to speak to someone about cutting down, quitting or staying quit, then the CA SMOKERS’ HELPLINE may be the right fit.

Your teen (ages 13 and up) can speak to a certified counselor for free and no insurance required.

CA SMOKERS’ HELPLINE– Number: 1-800 NO BUTTS

FAQ’s:

Who is my child talking to?

Counselors have gone through an extensive background check have at least BA/BS degrees. They go through a training process and a month long apprenticeship. Counselors get together with their managers and other counselors to discuss on-going training and issues.

What about cyber safety?

Though the conversations are confidential, all phone calls and messages are recorded to ensure there are no inappropriate conversations. Records are kept for any allegations on either end. If a participant initiates anything inappropriate, they may be terminated from the counseling.

How long is the program?

Most participants have 1-5 calls with a counselor. If extra phone calls are needed, there are no limit to sessions. There is also a number to text that will generate automated tips. The NO VAPE app is also available for tips and games.

 

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