Quitting Tobacco

Declare your freedom.

Develop a personal strategy for quitting tobacco, and explore the behavior changes that will help you overcome cravings and resist temptations.

Are E-cigarettes a safe substitute for cigarettes?

Not enough research has been done to determine if e-cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.They are not currently regulated. Kaiser Permanente recommends other means of quitting tobacco. Read more about e-cigarettes as a tool for quitting smoking.

Is social smoking OK?

Any amount of smoking can have an adverse effect on your health. You also put those around in you in jeopardy.

How can I help myself?

There are many ways to help you cope with the process of quitting tobacco.

Help yourself every step of the way:

View 11 reasons why it’s worth it to quit tobacco.

Breaking the tobacco habit.

Quitting successfully depends on being ready to change, and on developing new skills and habits.

Watch the video.

Could a health coach help me?

Sometimes, we all need a little help as we’re working towards a goal. As you work to quit tobacco, a health coach can be a valuable resource in your journey. A health coach can help you determine your patterns and behaviors, set goals, and find new coping strategies.

Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s health coaching sessions.

Online resources to help you quit smoking

Are there medications that can help?

Medications like Zyban and Chantix can be effective tools for quitting tobacco, particularly when combined with behavioral changes.

How do you know if medications are right for you?

  • You have tried on your own to stop smoking, but you were not able to stop.
  • You smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day.
  • You want to increase your chances of quitting smoking.
  • And more

Learn more about your medication options and if they’re right for you.