Smoking Cessation Resources

Campus Resources for Students

Student Health & Wellness Center

13612 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 

  • Contact the Health & Wellness Center to devise a plan to help you quit smoking
  • Free smoking cessation products are available including nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, and Bupropion (Zyban)

Counseling Center


Counselors in the Counseling Center are trained in the FreshStart Program, a support group for individuals looking to quit smoking. Call the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment

Medications for Quitting

Your odds of quitting are greater when you combine medication and other quit strategies.

The first-choice medications are:

  • Nicotine replacement therapy, including over-the-counter products such as nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges and prescription options such as the nicotrol inhalers and nasal spray. Combing patch with another method increases the success rate. 
  • Bupropion (Zyban), a prescription medication that you can use by itself or with nicotine replacement therapy.
  • Varenicline (Chantix) is another option that is available, usually for those who have tried nicotine replacement therapy and bupropion without success, or those who have an adverse reaction (such as a side effect or allergy) to those medications. 

Learn more about taking medication to quit smoking, or use our online tool to see if medication is a good option for you. Find out about coaching, classes, and programs in your area, including a pharmacy benefit for tobacco cessation medicines.

California Smokers Helpline

The helpline offers free counseling services and referrals, and provides helpful information about local resources

Local Cessation Classes

Cessation classes and programs are available across Los Angeles County. Visit the California Smokers' Helpline for a full listing.

Support Groups

Groups increase smoking success rates by providing encouragement and recovery assistance.

Mobile Service Cessation Support

Mobile services offer 24/7 support, encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. Signing up is quick, easy, and free.

Online programs are a convenient way to help smokers quit by providing resources and support anytime, anywhere.

Anthem Blue Cross 

Log into Anthem's website for tools, resources and health programs on smoking cessation.

Kaiser Permanente

  • Coaching, classes, and programs are available to members in Southern California. Wellness Coaching is available at no charge by phone at 1.866.862.4295. Coaching is available in English and Spanish.
  • Health Classes: Visit a health education center for information on classes and individual counseling to help you quit. Search for a Kaiser Permanente health education center near you.
  • HealthMedia® Breathe®: A free, online healthy lifestyle program that can help you stay motivated to quit smoking by creating a personalized action plan, customized just for you.

Chew Tobacco Resources

These free self-help sites were designed to help chewing tobacco users for good.

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Resources