Does someone you care about smoke?   It can be hard for them to quit smoking. But you can make a difference.

Some tips:

  • Relevance: Don’t judge, instead find a reason. Why quitting is important to them?
  • Motivation: Talk about all the health, economic, environmental benefits when quitting smoking.
  • Awareness: Talk about the risks, negative consequences and impact to their body and the environment.
  • Support: Be ready to provide information, strategies to quit & resources to help others.

Local resources

At Cuesta Health Center we offer free, confidential, educational, counseling and primary care services for every enrolled student.

Contact us:

  • SLO. (805) 546- 3171 Bld. 3100 Room. 3150
  • NC. (805) 591- 6200 X4207 Bld. 1000 Room. 1013

Instagram & Facebook @cuestahealthcenter

Health Agency, San Luis Obispo

For FREE group quit tobacco classes, telephone counseling, educational materials on quitting, or questions about our group quit classes, call the Tobacco Control Program at (805) 781-4945.

10-Week Quit Tobacco Class: If you are looking for group support, tips on triggers and cravings, this is the class for you. Share your goals with others through the process. Qualified participants will receive nicotine replacement therapy. Call the Tobacco Control Program at (805) 781-4945 for more details.

California Smoker’s Helpline:


Quit Vaping Texting Program: This program is tailored by age. Youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709 or calling to 1-844-8-NO-VAPE (

Texting programs are proven to effectively reduce smoking and help people to quit. Visit:

  • Text START to 47848
  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW

The Apps are evidenced-based and shown to be effective and helpful with e-cigarettes and vapes. Try:

NoButts, QuitGuide, QuitStart, This is Quitting

For support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call:

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW/ 1-800-784-8669
  • 1-855-DÉJELO-YA /1-855-335-3569 (en español)


Government Resources

A Web site dedicated to helping you quit smoking.

Free 24/7 quit help for adults and young adults texted to your phone!

A Web site that helps women quit smoking.

A Web site that helps teens quit smoking.

A Web site in Spanish dedicated to helping you quit smoking.

Track your progress, receive encouraging reminders, and more on your smartphone. Available from iTunes.

Booklet that tells you about ways you can quit.

Pathways to Freedom: Winning the Fight Against Tobacco

Guide that addresses tobacco issues specific to African Americans.


FDA 101: Smoking Cessation Products

Article discussing FDA approved products that help you quit smoking.

A DoD-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families.

A mobile text messaging service for veterans getting health care through the VA.

What you Need to Know About Quitting

One-stop shop with quit guidance for tobacco users, parents, educators, and health professionals.


Quitting tobacco is the most important thing you can do to improve your health and prevent long-term disease. Breathe free!