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Quit Smoking Services

Quit Smoking Services

California Smokers' Helpline

Hotline for California residents who need help quitting smoking.

Services Offered

Hotline • Self-Help • Resources • Smoking Cessation


The California Smokers’ Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS) is a free statewide quit smoking service operated by the University of California San Diego's Moore's Cancer Center. The Helpline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, and one-on-one, telephone counseling to quit smoking. Helpline services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting.

Services are available in six languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese) and specialized services are also available for teens, pregnant women, and tobacco chewers. The Helpline also provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users.

The Helpline works closely with organizations and health care providers statewide in pursuit of the shared goal of creating a healthier California.


, Palm Desert, CA 92260 33.6917281 -116.4075854

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese


  • For residents of California


  • This service is free

How to Apply

For free help to quit smoking or other tobacco use, call one of the following:

  • 1-800-NO-BUTTS English
  • 1-800-45-NO-FUME Spanish
  • 1-800-838-8917 Mandarin & Cantonese
  • 1-800-556-5564 Korean
  • 1-800-778-8440 Vietnamese