Cessation Services and Resources
Kick It California is a telephone, text, app, and chat-based tobacco cessation program. Services are free, evidence-based, and are offered in many languages. It is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
The 2021 Quit Plan California Quits Together: Creating a Tobacco Free Future is a guidance document developed in collaboration with cessation and tobacco control experts. The Quit Plan presents goals and strategies to align cessation efforts and accelerate quit attempts to support CTCP’s vision to eliminate commercial tobacco in California.
This downloadable flyer developed by Kick It California summarizes all the English and Non-English tobacco cessation services offered by Kick it California and how to access the services.
Kick It California offers tailored support to people who want to quit vaping. Telephone, text, app, and chat-based cessation services are available.
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This downloadable flyer developed by the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) summarizes tobacco cessation resources available for youth and young adults. CYAN is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
COVID-19 attacks the lungs. People who smoke, vape or use hookah may be especially at risk.
Free help with quitting is available.
This downloadable print infographic explains how smoking and vaping decrease immunity to respiratory infections and increase the severity of COVID-19 infection.
The Center for Tobacco Cessation provides training and technical assistance throughout California to increase the capacity of healthcare systems and providers identify and treat nicotine dependence. Continuing education units are available. The Center for Cessation is affiliated with Kick It California and is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
This Cessation Guide was developed by the Therapeutic Research Center to provide guidance to on nicotine replacement therapy for those seeking to quit the use of vape products.
CA Quits seeks to build the capacity of healthcare systems to identify and treat nicotine dependence through the provision of training, technical assistance, and learning collaboratives. CA Quits focuses on safety net hospitals and clinics including PRIME hospitals (Public Hospital Redesign & Incentives in Medi-Cal), Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, and Indian Health Services funded clinics. CA Quits is funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
This letter summarizes the minimum tobacco cessation and prevention services required of Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans.
This American Journal of Preventive Medicine supplement summarizes the findings of the five-year federally funded Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project
This case study summarizes the major findings of the MIQS Project Study.
Dental practices provide a uniquely effective setting for assessing for tobacco use and offering cessation support and prevention messaging. The
California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center provides support and resources to dental professionals to identify, patients who use tobacco, advising them to quit, and offering them information about cessation treatment. It is funded by the
California Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health.
This document summarizes the array of tobacco products on the market and provides tips on advising dental patients to quit, cessation pharmacotherapy, and resources for dental providers to help their patients quit.
The California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative provides
funding to residential behavioral health facilities to implement 18-month quality improvement projects focused on reducing tobacco use and promoting wellness policies and activities among individuals with substance use and behavioral health disorders. The
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center provides training and technical assistance to help California-based residential and out-patient behavioral health facilities to adopt tobacco-free campus policies and improve their capacity to identify and treat nicotine dependence. The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is
funded by the California Department of Public Health, California Tobacco Control Program.
This FAQ document provides guidance and educational resource links in response to the passage of AB541 - Assessment of Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) in Substance Use Disorder Recovery or Treatment Facilities.
Pharmacists are widely accessible and highly trained health care providers and are an excellent community resource for tobacco cessation support. Senate Bill (SB) 493 (2013) expanded opportunities for pharmacists to assess and treat patients for nicotine dependence.
This flyer summarizes how pharmacist can help tobacco users quit and their expanded authority to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy under SB 493.
This training is offered by the California Pharmacists Association. Pharmacists, certified in smoking cessation therapy, are authorized to furnish prescription nicotine replacement therapy such as nicotine nasal spray or inhalers.
This document published by the California State Board of Pharmacy describes the protocol for pharmacists to furnish nicotine replacement products.
Over the past 25 years, Kick It California has provided free, telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling services for California residents. As technology has evolved, the Kick It California has rolled out new communication modalities to expand options for people to access their services. The factsheet describes alternatives to telephone counseling.
Kick It California has been designated as a Public Health Specialized Registry within the California Department of Public Health's Health Information Exchange Gateway. The Gateway allows providers, hospitals and health information exchange organizations to register and manage public health data exchange with California Department of Public Health for specific types of reportable diseases and conditions, such as tobacco use.