Quitting smoking will benefit your health, your life, and your loved ones. Deciding to quit is a big step but following through is just as important.
Over one million people each year make the decision and successfully quit smoking. There are many benefits in choosing to become tobacco free. Here are just a few:
- Lung function improves
- Heart attack risk decreases
- Energy level increases
- Circulation improves
- Money from tobacco purchases can be saved
Resources to Help You Quit - Start Today!
Kick-it California offers free programs that help Californians kick smoking, vaping, and smokeless tobacco with the help of proven, science-based strategies.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created Smokefree.gov to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Smokefree.gov is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to reduce smoking rates in the United States, particularly among certain populations. Smokefree.gov offers personalized quit plans that can keep people on track and help them through the most challenging times.
BecomeAnEX (EX) offers customized quit plans that learn and grows with you. Since 2008, Truth Initiative has partnered with the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center to run EX. It is free to use and has helped over 900,000 tobacco users. EX includes the oldest social community, tips and advice through text and email, expert guidance, interactive tools, and a supportive EX Community of real tobacco users who have been through it all.
Text Messaging Cessation Programs
Smokefree.gov offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smokefree and being healthier. Smokefree TXT is a 6–8-week program that sends 3 to 5 messages a day. The text messages provide tips, advice, and encouragement to help you overcome challenges and stay motivated.
Text START to 47848 and/or visit www.smokefree.gov/smokefreetetext
This is Quitting is a free and anonymous text messaging program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind quit program incorporates messages from other young people like them who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes. Our messages show the real side of quitting, both the good and the bad, to help young people feel motivated, inspired and supported throughout their quitting process. We also send young people evidence-based tips and strategies to quit and stay quit. This is Quitting is tailored based on age (within 13 to 24 years old) and product usage to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting.
Text DITCHVAPE to 88709 to enroll.
This app includes a quit plan to fit each person’s needs and information about effective quitting aids. No Butts features useful tools like a personal log of smoking triggers and motivational reminders.
Use this App to build a personalized quit plan for youth and young adults. The App has tips to manage cravings and triggers, activity-based progress tracking with games and badges, and users can share progress and milestones on social media.