I want to quit smoking or vaping. Where can I get help?

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and in keeping with public health guidelines of social distancing, the NEW LUNG in-person classes have been postponed. 

1-866-NEW-LUNG quit smoking or vaping services are still available for FREE through telephone counseling. Please call calling 1-866-NEW-LUNG (1-866-639-5864) to enroll.


Free Quit Smoking or Vaping Telephone Counseling



FREE countywide services to quit smoking or vaping are available for teens and adults who live, work, or attend school in Orange County by calling 1-866-NEW-LUNG (1-866-639-5864) or visiting the New Lung website.

Please note that all in-person classes are currently postponed.

Adult services are offered in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, and Farsi. Free Nicotine Patches are available to adults 18 and older who complete any of the adult cessation services.

What will happen when I call the 1-866-NEW-LUNG line?

You will speak to a counselor who will let you know when and where the next seminar or class is, or schedule an individual counseling session with you. You can choose any service that best fits your needs. 

Who will be counseling me?

TUPP’s cessation provider is Anaheim Regional Medical Center. Visit their page here for more information: http://www.anaheimregionalmc.com/Clinical-Services/Heart-Center/FREE-Tobacco-Cessation-Program.aspx
AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center

 

Tips to Help You Quit

  • Believe you can quit – You can be successful in quitting. It may take you several tries before you successfully quit. It’s ok. Just believe you can do it!
  • Write down why you want to quit – Are you quitting for your loved one, for your health, to set a good example for your children, or to protect your family from breathing secondhand tobacco smoke or aerosol from e-cigarettes?
  • Set a quit date – Make a commitment to quit. Think about quitting on a special day, such as on your birthday, anniversary, wedding, New Year’s Day, etc.
  • Throw away all tobacco products and vapes, and remove anything that reminds you of smoking or vaping. When you don’t have these triggers around you, you’re more likely to stay away from smoking and vaping.

Get help if you want it – TUPP has free classes to help you quit by calling 1-866-NEW-LUNG (1-866-639-5864) or visiting the New Lung website.

Sources:  
Smoking Cessation Related to Improved Patient-Reported Pain Scores Following Spinal Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.K.01598 [accessed 2014, July 17]
 
Page Last Updated: April 2, 2020