Here’s what happens from the moment you put out your last cigarette.

In 20 Minutes
Your blood pressure goes down and your pulse slows to normal.

In 1 Day
Your carbon monoxide level drops to normal and your oxygen level goes up. Your chance of having a heart attack goes down.

In 3 Days
Your body is free of nicotine. Your bronchial tubes relax, making it easier to breathe. Your sense of taste and smell improve.

Better Health is Just Days Away

We’ll be honest. Quitting smoking is tough. The first week can be especially difficult. Thankfully, the benefits start piling up quickly. And this can give you the motivation you need to keep going.

Here’s what happens from the moment you finish your last vape.

In 20 Minutes
Your heart rate returns to normal and your blood pressure drops.

In 3 Days
Your body will be completely free of nicotine.

Within 1 Week
Withdrawal symptoms like headaches, mood swings, and increased hunger will lessen or go away completely.

Tobacco Cessation Programs Referral List

Group Settings

Saint Agnes Medical Center – Courage to Quit

Courage to Quit, is a 6-week program that uses proven activities and tools to help participants understand their own relationship with tobacco. This tobacco cessation program provides participants with the support needed to reach their smoke-free goals, at no charge. Participants do not need insurance or to be a Saint Agnes patient to attend. More information can be found at www.samc.com/quit.

Other Languages: English, Spanish, Hmong
Cost: Free

Call 559-450-COPD to reserve your spot

Phone-Based

Kick It California

A free program that helps Californians kick smoking, vaping, and smokeless tobacco with the help of proven, science-based strategies. Take the first step toward quitting.
More information at www.kickitca.org or www.asiansmokersquitline.org.

English: 1-800-300-8086
Spanish: 1-800-600-8191

Web-Based

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION – FREEDOM FROM SMOKING

Cost: Free for basic membership. Premium membership is $99.95 for 12 months

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION – BECOME AN EX

Cost: Free
Other Information: Program contains educational resources and strategies.

SMOKEFREE.GOV

Cost: Free
Other languages: Spanish
Other Information: Educational resources and live help through instant messaging. Text messaging service is also available.

Veterans Services

SMOKEFREE.GOV

Cost: Free
Other languages: Spanish
Other Information: Educational resources and live help through instant messaging. Text messaging service is also available.

Text VET to 47848

smokefree.gov/VET

Spanish: Text VETesp to 47848

smokefree.gov/VETespanol

VETERANS AFFAIRS – TRAIN TO QUIT

Cost: Free to members with Tricare
Other Information: For military personnel and families. Interactive web and phone-based support that tracks your progress and prepares you to quit tobacco for good.
Cost: Free to members to Tricare

1-888-713-4597

www.ucanquit2.org

Teen Services

SMOKEFREE TEEN

Other Information: Young Adults Age 13-19, text message program, Quitline LiveHelp available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Other Languages: Spanish

Text QUIT to 47848

https://teen.smokefree.gov/

1-800-784-8669
Spanish: 1-877-448-7848

SmokefreeTXT

Other Information: Sends six weeks of teen-friendly quit texts to their cell phones

Smokefree Teen

Other Information: This site provides tools to help teens make decisions about smoking