Quitting smoking is hard. It often takes time and practice to quit for good.
Kick It California, formally the California Smokers’ Helpline, is a FREE telephone/text/chat-based counseling program designed to help people quit for good. People who use the Kick it California are twice as likely to quit as those who do not.
- 1-800-600-8191 Español
- QUIT SMOKING to 66819
- QUIT VAPING to 66819
- DEJAR DE FUMAR al 66819
- NO VAPEAR al 66819
Thinking about cutting down, quitting or trying to stay quit? Quitting can be tough, even if you don’t smoke or vape every day. You may be ready to quit but aren’t sure what resources are available to you. 60% of young adults want to quit.
Using resources such as these can increase your chances of quitting:
This app has features that will help you prepare to quit and stay quit, with strategies you can get right from the palm of your hand.
The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.
Text DITCHVAPE to 88709
Truth Initiative’s This Is Quitting is a first-of-its-kind text-to-quit vaping program. It is especially suited to support youth. To sign up, text “DITCHVAPE” to 88709 or sign up at https://truthinitiative.org/thisisquitting.
This website provides services for all ages with tools and tips to build a quit plan, manage cravings, and more.
Visit the Truth Initiative
The Truth Initiative is America’s largest non-profit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past.
This is your life. Please don’t let tobacco control who you are and what you do.
Quit Smoking/Vaping Resources for Teens and Young Adults
Nicotine Replacement Therapies
The FDA has 7 approved quit smoking medications, 5 Nicotine Replacement Therapies and 2 medications. There is no scientific evidence that supports 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 traditional 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.
Resources for Parents and Caregivers:
Talking to your teens and young adults about smoking and vaping can be difficult. For tips on how to start the conversation, download our Tips for Parents/Caregivers: Conversations about Vaping.
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