The California Smokers' Helpline 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.
This downloadable flyer developed by the California Smokers' Helpline summarizes all the English and Non-English tobacco cessation services offered by the California Smokers' Helpline and how to access the services.
The California Smokers' Helpline offers tailored support to people who want to quit vaping. Telephone, text, app, and chat-based cessation services are available.
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This downloadable flyer developed by the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) summarizes tobacco cessation resources available for youth and young adults. CYAN is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
COVID-19 attacks the lungs. People who smoke, vape or use hookah may be especially at risk.
Free help with quitting is available.
This downloadable print infographic explains how smoking and vaping decrease immunity to respiratory infections and increase the severity of COVID-19 infection.
The Center for Tobacco Cessation provides training and technical assistance throughout California to increase the capacity of healthcare systems and providers identify and treat nicotine dependence. Continuing education units are available. The Center for Cessation is affiliated with the California Smokers' Helpline and is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
This Cessation Guide was developed by the Therapeutic Research Center to provide guidance to on nicotine replacement therapy for those seeking to quit the use of vape products.
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.
This letter summarizes the minimum tobacco cessation and prevention services required of Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans.
This American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement summarizes the findings of the five-year federally funded Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project.
This case study summarizes the major findings of the MIQS Project Study.
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.
This document summarizes the array of tobacco products on the market and provides tips on advising dental patients to quit, cessation pharmacotherapy, and resources for dental providers to help their patients quit.
The California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative provides
funding to residential behavioral health facilities to implement 18-month quality improvement projects focused on reducing tobacco use and promoting wellness policies and activities among individuals with substance use and behavioral health disorders. The
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center provides training and technical assistance to help California-based residential and out-patient behavioral health facilities to adopt tobacco-free campus policies and improve their capacity to identify and treat nicotine dependence. The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is
funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
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.
This flyer summarizes how pharmacist can help tobacco users quit and their expanded authority to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy under SB 493
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.
This document published by the California State Board of Pharmacy describes the protocol for pharmacists to furnish nicotine replacement products.
The California Smokers' Helpline has been designated as a Public Health Specialized Registry within the California Department of Public Health's Health Information Exchange Gateway. The Gateway allows providers, hospitals and health information exchange organizations to register and manage public health data exchange with California Department of Public Health for specific types of reportable diseases and conditions, such as tobacco use.