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)
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
Off-Campus Resources for Everyone
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.
Groups increase smoking success rates by providing encouragement and recovery assistance.
- Recovery Assistance 877.879.6422
- American Cancer Society Toll-free hotline: 1.800.227.2345
- American Lung Association Toll-free hotline: 1.800.LUNGUSA (1.800.586.4872)
- MedLine Plus Stop smoking support programs (from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health)
- National Cancer Institute Toll-free hotline: 1.877.44U.QUIT (1.877.448.7848)
- National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials on Smoking Cessation
- National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Toll free hotline: 1.800.QUITNOW (1.800.784.8669), TTY: 1-800-332-8615
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.
- Smokefree TXT
- Smokefree Smartphone Applications: These apps were written by tobacco experts ad ex-smokers to help you prepare to quit and stay smoke-free from the convenience of your smartphone.
Online programs are a convenient way to help smokers quit by providing resources and support anytime, anywhere.
- Freedom from Smoking ® Online
- Smoke Free
- Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today
- Quit & Stay Quit Monday
Chew Tobacco Resources
These free self-help sites were designed to help chewing tobacco users for good.
Additional Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Resources
- American Cancer Society
- American Lung Association
- American Heart Association
- Become an Ex
- Local Cessation Program Listings
- Nicotine Anonymous
Resources by Insurance Providers
Anthem Blue Cross
Log into Anthem's website for tools, resources and health programs on smoking cessation.
- 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.
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.