Coaching, classes, & programs

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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 quit tobacco program, 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.

There are many methods available — we'll help you find the one that works best for you.

Strive to thrive: wellness coaching by phone

If you are trying to quit smoking, getting started and staying motivated can be a challenge. You can get the extra support you need to quit just by making a phone call. Partner with a coach today to:

  • Focus on healthy habits
  • Create a customized quit plan
  • Schedule convenient telephone sessions

Wellness coaching is available at no charge for Kaiser Permanente members. Coaching is offered in English and Spanish, and no referral is needed.

Are you thinking about quitting tobacco? Simply pick up the phone and call to get started. Call 1-866-862-4295, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Online healthy lifestyle programs: Breathe

Breathe supports you as you explore why it’s hard to quit smoking or give up tobacco, and offers tips and advice to help you give up the habit.

You will find healthy ways to:

  • Boost your confidence to quit
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with urges
  • Find healthy alternatives to smoking
  • Get support from family and friends

Once you complete the online questionnaire, you will receive a customized action plan that shows you successful ways to quit smoking and breathe easier.

Try the program that has successfully helped 59 percent of its participants stop smoking or using tobacco.

Learn more about healthy lifestyle programs and get started.

The Quit Smart program

Take a step toward good health by gradually quitting nicotine. Quit Smart is designed to help active smokers achieve a smoke and tobacco-free lifestyle today, and maintain a tobacco-free lifestyle through daily stressors and challenges.

Participants will work with our certified Quit Smart instructors to discuss a quit method that is right for them—either behavioral work with gradual methods, nicotine replacement patches, or Bupropion SR.

  • Reduce your nicotine intake by gradually switching to low-nicotine cigarettes.
  • Begin to understand why you smoke. Set the foundation to eliminate withdrawal symptoms.
  • Utilize the acclaimed Quit Smart Stop Smoking Kit. This kit includes an informative guide, a relaxing hypnosis CD, and a patented, realistic cigarette substitute.
  • Learn to use your thoughts to make quitting easier. Use hypnosis to relax and focus on stress. Get the right kind of support from family and friends. Control your weight.
  • Develop a deeper knowledge of your habit and further refine the methods that will make you a nonsmoker.
  • Learn how to stay a non-smoker and add pleasures to offset the loss of smoking.

The Quit Smart program has proven to have a continuous high success ratio that exceeds other stop smoking programs.

Quit Smart is a four week program, meeting once a week for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Quit Smart is no cost and available to non-members; however, the class schedule is variable. Please check for availability by calling the Health Line at 404-365-0966 or sign up for a class in your area.

Reviewed by: Brandy Stephens, February 2016
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