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Cessation Services and Resources 

Need Help Quittin​​g?​

Kick It California is a telephone, text, app, and chat-based tobacco cessation program. Services are free, evidence-based, and are offered in many languages. It is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program. 

Quit Smoking | Quit Vaping​ | Quit Smokeless Tobacco

Deje de Fumar | Deje de Vapear | Deje el Tabaco Sin Humo

Free. Personalized. Confidential Quit Smoking & Vaping Service 2020 (PDF)

This downloadable flyer developed by Kick It California summarizes all the English and Non-English tobacco cessation services offered by Kick it California and how to access the services.​​

California Quits Together: Creatin​​g a Tobacco-Free Future 2021 (PDF. 26MB)​​

The 2021 Quit Plan California Quits Together: Creating a Tobacco Free Future is a guidance document developed in collaboration with cessation and tobacco control experts. The Quit Plan presents goals and strategies to align cessation efforts and accelerate quit attempts to support CTCP’s vision to eliminate commercial tobacco in California.


Youth Cessation Flyer for a Youth Family and Peer Audience 2023 (PDF)

This downloadable English resource flyer provides helpful quit support tips and recommendations for youth family members and peers that want to help a young person quit vapes and other tobacco products, as well as a comprehensive list of existing youth and young-adult tobacco cessation resources and how to access the services. The resource flyer is provided in a PDF format that includes hyperlinks and can be utilized either in digital or in-person distribution.


Youth Cessation Flyer for an Adult Family and Friend Audience 2023 (PDF)

This downloadable English resource flyer provides helpful quit support tips and recommendations for adult family members and friends that want to help a young person quit vapes and other tobacco products, as well as a comprehensive list of existing youth and young-adult tobacco cessation resources and how to access the services. The resource flyer is provided in a PDF format that includes hyperlinks and can be utilized either in digital or in-person distribution.


Youth Cessation Flyer for a School Teacher and Staff Audience 2023 (PDF)

This downloadable English resource flyer provides helpful quit support tips and recommendations for school teachers and staff that want to help a young person quit vapes and other tobacco products, as well as a comprehensive list of existing youth and young-adult tobacco cessation resources and how to access the services. The resource flyer is provided in a PDF format that includes hyperlinks and can be utilized either in digital or in-person distribution.​​


Health Care Providers

Help Your Patients Quit

The California Center for Tobacco Cessation provides training and technical assistance throughout California to increase the capacity of healthcare systems, organizations, behavioral health facilities, community stakeholders, and providers to identify and treat tobacco use disorders. Continuing education units are available. The California Center for Cessation is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.

CA Quits seeks to build the capacity of healthcare systems to identify and treat nicotine dependence through the provision of training, technical assistance, and learning collaboratives. CA Quits focuses on safety net hospitals and clinics including PRIME hospitals (Public Hospital Redesign & Incentives in Medi-Cal), Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, and Indian Health Services funded clinics. CA Quits is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.

UC Quits Series

The UC Quits Series offered by CA Quits is comprised of eight modules on different topics of tobacco treatment and each module provides 0.25 – 0.75 CME Credit. 

SCLC Webinar Collections and Recordings

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is currently offering free CME/CEUs to all eligible healthcare providers through webinar collections and individual recordings.

Kick It California Tobacco Dependance Training

Kick It California provides a three-hour virtual course to educate providers on how to assess and treat tobacco dependence.​

Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Agencies 2022 (PDF)

This downloadable toolkit and interactive online toolkit serve as a guide for agencies serving individuals experiencing behavioral health and substance use disorders to adopt and implement tobacco-free recovery initiatives. The toolkit provides information on tobacco use among the behavioral health population, as well as step-by-step guidance to becoming a tobacco-free facility and treating tobacco use through client treatment plans. The toolkit includes strategies to incorporate a larger program of wellness that supports tobacco cessation and improves overall health. 

FAQ - Understanding AB 541 2022 (PDF)

This FAQ document provides guidance and educational resource links in response to the passage of AB541 - Assessment of Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) in Substance Use Disorder Recovery or Treatment Facilities.​

AB 541: Helping Tobacco Users in Substance Use Treatment​

This flyer provides information on how AB 541 can help tobacco users in substance use treatment and how to refer patients or clients to Kick It California cessation services.​

Dental Professionals

Dental practices provide a uniquely effective setting for assessing for tobacco use and offering cessation support and prevention messaging. The California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center provides support and resources to dental professionals to identify, patients who use tobacco, advising them to quit, and offering them information about cessation treatment. It is funded by the California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.

Pharmacists​

Furnishing Nicotine Replacement Therapy for Smoking Cessation 2021 (PDF)

Pharmacists are widely accessible and highly trained health care providers and are an excellent community resource for tobacco cessation support. Senate Bill (SB) 493 (2013) expanded opportunities for pharmacists to assess and treat patients for nicotine dependence.

Pharmacotherapy for Smoking Cessation (PDF)

This flyer summarizes information about suggestions for the clinical use of pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation. ​

Training Program for Pharmacists to Furnish Nicotine Replacement Therapy​

This training is offered by the California Pharmacists Association. Pharmacists, certified in smoking cessation therapy, are authorized to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine nasal spray or inhalers.

Protocol for Phar​macists Furnishing Nicotine Replacement Products​(PDF)

This document published by the California State Board of Pharmacy describes the protocol for pharmacists to furnish nicotine replacement products.​​​

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