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"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

We understand that it can be challenging to quit tobacco. In fact, it’s common for persons who use tobacco to quit several times before they are able to quit for good. As the proverb implies, the important thing is to keep trying.

We’ve put together some helpful guides to help you on your journey to become tobacco free. Taste, Move, Breathe, and Simple. Tasty. Well., together, represent a “whole health” approach to well-being. These guides will help you manage other life challenges, beyond quitting tobacco.

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  • Kick It California (KIC)

    This is a world-renowned program that can help you quit smoking, vaping, and smokeless tobacco for good. KIC is free. You can call, text, or fill out a web form at: 

  • 7 Common Withdrawal Symptoms

    Informed by the experience of former tobacco users, this tip sheet lists some common symptoms one could experience after quitting. It also has suggestions on how to handle these symptoms.

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  • UNDO

    UNDO is a program to end the tobacco industry’s damage and restore every Californian’s right to health and wellness. Learn how to support tobacco-free communities at: