Resources to Help You Get Free of Nicotine Addiction

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. 

Telephone Counseling

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 chewerspregnant 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.

  • Smokers: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
  • Vape Users: 1-844-8-NO-VAPE (1-844-866-8273) 
  • Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW (1-800-844-2439)
  • Chinese: 1-800-838-8917
  • Korean: 1-800-556-5564
  • Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

Enroll online and we'll call you.


Text Messaging

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.

Mobile Phones:

Desktop Users:

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.

This free app is available both for iPhones and for Android phones. For questions regarding the app, please contact

Alexa Skills

Get tips from Amazon Alexa through our "Stop Smoking Coach" & "Stop Vaping Coach" skills. Enable the Stop Smoking & Stop Vaping skills from or your Alexa app.

Self-help Materials

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

If you want to develop your own quitting plan using this web site, start here. If you want to go to a face-to-face program in your area, search here

Nicotine Patches

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:


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:



Additional Web Support:  



Local Resources:


"Kaiser Permanente San Rafael
Health Education"


(415) 444-2173

99 Montecillo Rd. – Map To Location

San Rafael, CA 94903

Type Of Service: Stop Smoking 9-session class; one-on-one counseling; quit smoking kits; medical quitting aids.

Cost: Free for members, recovery fee for non-members.

Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine

(415) 459-2245

Stephanie Lum

907 Irwin St., STE B – Map To Location

San Rafael, CA 94901

Type Of Service: Acupuncture; herbs.

Cost: $95 new patients/$70 continuing; senior discounts.


Stop Smoking Hypnosis San Rafael CA


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



Valerie Davis-Rucker

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: 



Quitting improves your health immediately!

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: 

Get involved.

To learn more about how to join our life saving work,  contact: 

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