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Coaching, classes, & programs

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Northern California

We know quitting tobacco can be difficult to do. That's why we offer a range of proven approaches to help you.

Photo of a woman breaking a cigarette in halfParticipation in a class, program, or coaching, use of medications (such as the nicotine patch and bupropion), or a combination of the two have been proven to improve your chances of quitting.

Wellness coaching

Working with a wellness coach can increase your likelihood of success by helping you create — and stick with — a plan to quit tobacco.

Schedule convenient phone sessions at times that work for you. Coaching is available at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members, in English and Spanish.

Call us at (866) 862-4295

  • 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday

You can also schedule a wellness coaching visit online.Kaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites.

Counseling and classes

Individual tobacco cessation coaching or counseling may be available through our health education and behavioral health departments. Search our locations to see if there is a health education center near you.

Browse our health classes directory to see what's available in your area, including our Freedom from Tobacco Series and the Quit Tobacco Workshop.

Online program

HealthMedia® Breathe®Kaiser Permanente is not responsible for the content or policies of external Internet sites. has helped 58 percent of its participants stop smoking.* This personalized online program is free for Kaiser Permanente members, in English and Spanish.

Pharmacy benefit

You may be eligible to receive tobacco cessation medications at your drug benefit co-payment price with a prescription from your doctor. If you're interested, talk to your doctor.

To learn more about which medication might be right for you, check out our animated Quit Tobacco Medications Program.

Other resources

California Smokers' Helpline is a free phone-based, quit smoking program.

(800) 662-8887 (800-NO-BUTTS)

(800) 456-6386 (800-45-NO-FUME)

Mandarin and Cantonese
(800) 400-0866

(800) 778-8440

(800) 556-5564

TTY (800) 933-4833 or (800) 933-4TDD) (for hearing/speach impaired)

Chewing tobacco users
(800) 844-2439 (800) 844-CHEW

Reviewed by: Ali Goldstein, MPH, May 2015
©2015 Kaiser Permanente

* Kaiser Permanente Program Outcomes, Wellness & Prevention, Inc.®, March 2013.