Resources to Help You Get Free of Nicotine Addiction

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:

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

Korean: 1-800-556-5564   

Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME TDD/TYY: 1-800-933-4TDD  

Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

Bay Area Community Resources

(415) 755-2334

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:


On line Text Message Program at this link: Quit Smoking Via TEXTING


Additional Web Support:  



Local Resources:


"Kaiser Permanente San Rafael
Health Education"


(415) 444-2173

99 Montecillo Rd. – Map To Location

San Rafael, CA 94903

Type Of Service: Stop Smoking 9-session class; one-on-one counseling; quit smoking kits; medical quitting aids.

Cost: Free for members, recovery fee for non-members.

Lotus Center of Oriental Medicine

(415) 459-2245

Stephanie Lum

907 Irwin St., STE B – Map To Location

San Rafael, CA 94901

Type Of Service: Acupuncture; herbs.

Cost: $95 new patients/$70 continuing; senior discounts.


Stop Smoking Hypnosis San Rafael CA


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



Valerie Davis-Rucker

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: 



Quitting improves your health immediately!

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: 

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