Check out the You Tube Channel and other helpful (free) resources at this wonderful local nonprofit: Bay Area Community Resources
The California Smokers' Helpline is giving out free nicotine patch starter kits (2 weeks supply) to anyone wanting to quit smoking or vaping in the New Year (while supplies last). They offer live coaching programs via phone, text, APP, or whatever works for you. Check them out here: California Smokers Helpline
The California Smokers' Helpline 1-800-662-8887 is a free program that doubles your chance of quitting for good. We have lots of free tools to help you:
Telephone counseling in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese
Call us toll-free at 800-662-8887 M-F: 7 am to 9 pm, or Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm, or complete the form and a Helpline counselor will call you the next business day.
The California Smokers’ Helpline provides free services to help you quit smoking, vaping, or chew.
Our highly-trained counselors can help you develop a quitting plan that’s right for you. Services are available in multiple languages and special services are available for tobacco chewers, pregnant smokers, teens, and vape users.
Counselors are available weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Receive texts that are tailored to help at critical points along the way. You can also send questions at any time and a counselor will respond within one business day.
The No Butts Mobile App
The No Butts mobile app uses proven methods to help you quit, like a personalized quit plan and information on effective quitting aids. Log your smoking triggers and get reminders to keep you motivated.
To receive a free packet of materials explaining the nuts and bolts of quitting, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. You can also find free materials in our online catalog.
Online Help & Referral to Local Programs
Asian-language speakers and Helpline callers who live with children ages 5 and under may be eligible for free nicotine patches, sent directly to their home. To see if you qualify, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS. If you have Medi-Cal insurance, please click here for more information.
In Marin County, Bay Area Community Resources offers support for Behaviorial Health organizations that assist clients in their journey to freedom from addictions.
For individuals, scroll down to the statewide helplines, phone APPs, etc.
Organizations, visit: https://www.bacr.org/what-we-do/tobacco
We are here to help you quit smoking or vaping!
Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan.
You don’t have to stop smoking in one day.
Start with day one.
Let the Great American Smokeout event on the third Thursday in November be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life.
You’ll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk.
Plus, the American Cancer Society can help you access the resources and support you need to quit! Check it out here: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html
Additional Web Support:
Andrew Rader, LAc. MS
San Rafael, CA
Type Of Service: Hypnotism to stop smoking is an alternative way to end your smoking habit.
Description: Andrew Rader is certified by Smoke-Free International as a Smoking Cessation Specialist Hypnotherapist, and certified by the International Hypnosis Federation
Locations: Marin County
1330 Lincoln Ave.Suite 102 – Map To Location
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type Of Service: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Coach/Quit Smoking Specialist
Description: Certified Life and Business Coach with a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University and High School tobacco educator and counselor in Marin.
Age Group: All ages
Note: This list is revised by the Marin County Tobacco-Related Disease Control Program of Marin County Health and Human Services.
For further information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ready for your freedom from nicotine in tobacco or e-cigarettes/vapes? For free phone counseling or a text support program at your convenience, contact the California Smoker's Helpline at: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) or visit: www.nobutts.org
To learn more about how to join our life saving work, contact: SFMCoalition@smokefreemarin.com