Making the decision to quit smoking, or to stop using another form of tobacco, is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself.
Quitting isn't easy, but the health benefits are worth the effort. Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping you. Check out the programs, articles, and interactive tools below.
Quit For Life® program: Kaiser Permanente recommends this program which is five times more likely to help you quit than going cold turkey. Individual phone counseling is offered, along with Web tools and other support strategies.
Kaiser Permanente members' benefits plans may help cover tobacco-cessation products used in the program, such as gum, patches, and medications. To check what's covered in your plan, contact Member Services.
Live healthy-quit smoking: Practical tips including weight issues, how to make a plan, getting support, and don't give up. From the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.
Join a research study: Learn more about ongoing research studies. Research participants can often receive free treatment and assistance quitting smoking.
Get Help to Quit Tobacco: Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Health, this site offers tools and support services to help you quit tobacco. Phone counseling is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. (See website for quitline numbers.)
Smokefree.gov: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, this site offers interactive tools, quizzes, and phone apps to help you quit tobacco. Includes a website in Spanish.
Resource Line: Our Resource Line has more resources on how to quit tobacco and information about community services.
Smokefree Teen: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, this site offers interactive tools, quizzes, and phone apps created for teens to help them quit tobacco. Includes free app specifically for help to quit vaping. To start, text 'QUIT' to 47848.
BecomeAnEx: Offers resources and tools if you're a parent, guardian, or friend looking to help a young person quit vaping. To receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers, text 'QUIT' to 202-899-7550.
My Life My Quit: Free web-based program with online live chat to help young people quit. Text 'START MY QUIT' or call 855-891-9989.
Live Vape Free: Free online and phone program offering expert guidance and education about the risks of vaping.
Mobile quit programs:
For vaping: Text 'DITCHJUUL' to 88709 or text 'QUIT' to 706-222-QUIT
For cigarettes: Text 'QUITNOW' to 202-759-6436
When you stop using tobacco, the health benefits start right away and increase over time.