Coaching, classes, & programs

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Southern 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 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.

Wellness coaching by phone

1-866-862-4295 (toll free)

Our wellness coaches can help you quit tobacco. Wellness coaching is offered to Kaiser Permanente members at no charge.

Make an appointment Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Coaching is available in English and Spanish.

Learn more about wellness coaching by phone.

Health classes

Learn a variety of techniques to help you become smoke-free in a supportive group environment. Browse our health classes directory to see what's available at your location.

Pharmacy benefit

You may be eligible to receive tobacco cessation medications at your drug benefit co-payment price with a prescription from your doctor. You can also receive a prescription through Wellness Coaching by Phone or quit smoking health class.

If you are interested in medication for tobacco cessation, contact Wellness Coaching by Phone , browse our health class directory, or talk to your physician.

Guides to download

Strategies to Get Ready to Quit Smoking (PDF)

Not sure if you're ready to quit? This self-assessment guide will help you evaluate your readiness to quit smoking. Preparing yourself for becoming a nonsmoker will give you the best chance at success.

Independence from Smoking: Strategies to Lead You to a Tobacco-free Lifestyle (PDF)
This workbook is designed to help you succeed by emphasizing a positive approach to quitting smoking.

Health education departments

Health education departments throughout Kaiser Permanente offer classes, health information, videos, books, and referrals to other resources. Search our locations to see which health education department is near you.

Other tools

Get tools and information for quitting in our health encyclopedia.

Get tips on how to cope with cravings.

Reviewed by: Jessica Marshall, February 2016
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