RESOURCES TO HELP YOU QUIT SMOKING
Wellness Works is pleased to offer these referrals for County employees and their family members who want to quit smoking for good.
California Smokers' Help Lines
A telephone counseling program, the California Smoker's Helpline offers up to seven free sessions of individual telephone counseling if you are ready to quit now. A study showed that California residents who got counseling through Helpline were twice as likely to stop smoking as those who sought no outside help. When you call, a trained staff person will offer a choice of services, from one-on-one telephone counseling, self-help materials to a referral list of other programs. The helpline has services in the following languages, Monday - Friday, 9-9 and Saturdays, 9-5.
The National Cancer Institute offers help for quitting smoking, personalized answers to you questions about cancer, or free publications and referrals to community resources for smoking cessation. English and Spanish.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SMOKING CESSATION
A free online, interactive program developed by the School of Public Health at Boston University. This program blends proven scientific methods with web technology to customize a smoking cessation program for you. It provides tools to help you quit, ex-smoker to smoker support, timely emails and lots more. This site also maintains a directory of smoking cessation programs (classes) and many more helpful links.
Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and the American Cancer Society. This comprehensive site provides an online guide as well as downloadable resources to quitting smoking.
Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today (PDF - 1707kb)*
An online booklet that guides a smoker through the day-to-day process of becoming a non-smoker, is available from the National Cancer Institute. The document describes practical, step-by-step approaches and techniques for preparing yourself for quitting, understanding the ways of quitting, knowing what to expect on the day you quit, and lots more. Referrals to additional information and resources are included.
From The American Lung Association's Stop Smoking Website, a comprehensive online program to help you quit, accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
Comprehensive webpage with links to all major quit smoking websites
Current tobacco-related news, educational materials, and guides to help you quit smoking.
LOCAL CLASSES AND SUPPORT TELEPHONE COUNSELING
HEALTH PLAN RESOURCES
Smoking cessation programs and resources offered through your health plan:
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