The following resources may be very helpful to you on your nicotine-free journey, regardless of whether you are getting your nicotine from tobacco such as cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, pipe, chewing tobacco,or vapes (electronic smoking devices) including mods, hookhah pens, there is compassionate, non-judgemental help available, honoring your own pace, schedule and readiness to change. If one method doesn't work, try another one until you are completely free of all nicotine cravings. Help for low income people is also available.
NOTE: we do not recommend e-cigarettes (vapes) or any electronic smoking devices for smoking cessation. Research shows that FDA approved smoking cessation methods such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum, inhalers, etc. available at pharmacies are far more effective than vaping devices, especially combined with a life-style support program, (such as the ones listed below) to help you sustain permanent success. Recent studies show that vaping devices can be harmful to your health.
Congratulations on taking the most important step by researching your options!
Check out these resources below, most of which are free of charge or very affordable!
Marin County Resources to Reduce Nicotine Addiction
(From tobacco or electronic smoking devices:
e-cigarettes, hookah pens, mods)
California Smokers' Helpline: Free telephone counseling, self-help materials, and online help in six languages to help you quit smoking, as well as free nicotine patches to eligible callers.
Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS FREE or 1-800-662-8887
Medi-Cal Check List for free products (click here): Medi-Cal Patient Program
Free Kit for Diabetics: http://info.nobutts.org/blog/free-kit-smoking-and-diabetes
Web based referral for nurses and physicians: Web based referrals
Chew Helpline: 1-800-844-CHEW
Chinese: 1-800-838-8917 English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS
Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME TDD/TYY: 1-800-933-4TDD
171 Carlos Dr. – Map To Location
San Rafael, CA 94903
Type Of Service: Provides community-based tobacco cessation groups for adults, referrals and tobacco education services throughout Marin County. Consultation, training and technical assistance are available to behavioral health and medical staffs.
Cost: Free of charge. Nicotine patches or gum available to qualified participants at reduced cost.
Link to insurance coverage for cessation programs: http://www.lungusa2.org/cessation2/statedetail.php?stateId=06
Additional Web Support:
Andrew Rader, LAc. MS
San Rafael, CA
Type Of Service: Hypnotism to stop smoking is an alternative way to end your smoking habit.
Description: Andrew Rader is certified by Smoke Free International as a Smoking Cessation Specialist Hypnotherapist, and certified by the International Hypnosis Federation
Locations: Marin County
1330 Lincoln Ave.Suite 102 – Map To Location
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type Of Service: Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Coach/Quit Smoking Specialist
Description: Certified Life and Business Coach with a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University and High School tobacco educator and counselor in Marin.
Age Group: All ages
Note: This list is revised by the Marin County Tobacco Related Disease Control Program of Marin County Health and Human Services.
For further information, contact: email@example.com
Ready for your freedom from nicotine in tobacco or e-cigarettes/vapes? For free phone counseling or a text support program at your convenience, contact the California Smoker's Helpline at: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) or visit: www.nobutts.org
To learn more about how to join our life saving work, contact: SFMCoalition@smokefreemarin.com