Does someone you care about smoke? It can be hard for them to quit smoking. But you can make a difference.
- 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.
Quitting tobacco is the most important thing you can do to improve your health and prevent long-term disease. Breathe free!
At Cuesta Health Center we offer free, confidential, educational, counseling and primary care services for every enrolled student.
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County of SLO, Tobacco Control Program
The Tobacco Control Program provides community education, prevention services, and
technical assistance to government agencies, community-based organizations, law enforcement,
businesses, and residents of San Luis Obispo County. Click here for more information.
California Smoker’s Helpline: 1-800-NO-BUTTS
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 (novapes.org)
Texting programs are proven to effectively reduce smoking and help people to quit.
Text START to 47848
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:
1-855-DÉJELO-YA /1-855-335-3569 (en español)
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:
Un sitio web en español dedicado a ayudarlo a dejar de fumar:
Track your progress, receive encouraging reminders, and more on your smartphone. Available
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: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/pathways/index.htm
Article discussing FDA approved products that help you quit smoking: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/want-quit-smoking-fda-approved-products-can-help
A DoD-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families: https://tricare.mil/tobaccocessation
A mobile text messaging service for veterans getting health care through the VA. https://veterans.smokefree.gov/tools-tips-vet/smokefreevet
What you Need to Know About Quitting: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/cessation/quitting/index.htm
One-stop shop with quit guidance for tobacco users, parents, educators, and health professionals: https://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/quit-now/index.html