Let’s clear the air. It’s never too late to quit tobacco or vaping, no matter how long you’ve smoked! You’ll save money, smell great, feel better, and be around longer for your friends and family.
Benefits of quitting tobacco
Quitting tobacco is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. You’ll feel some of the benefits right away.
Your blood pressure, body temperature, and heart rate drop to normal.
The carbon monoxide level in your blood drops and the oxygen level rises to normal.
Your heart attack risk begins to drop.
Your ability to taste and smell improves.
2 weeks to 3 months
Your circulation and lung function improve. Walking becomes easier.
Your added risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker’s.
Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker’s.
Your risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a smoker’s.
Your risk of heart disease is the same as that of a non-smoker.
Get support to quit
Gain your freedom from tobacco alongside others who know what you’re going through! Learn strategies to successfully prepare yourself to quit and stay quit for good. Join a Freedom from Tobacco workshop today.
You’re more likely to succeed with quitting when you’re prepared to deal with challenges. We’re here to work with you to build your plan of action. To make an appointment with a wellness coach or get medication to quit, call 1-866-862-4295, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PT). Available for Kaiser Permanente members only.
SmokeFree KP text program
Kaiser Permanente members can join SmokeFree KP, a texting program designed to give you daily prompts to help support you on your journey to quit.
- Sign in to your kp.org account.
- Choose “Medical Record.”
- Click on “Personal action plan.”
- Scroll to the “Tobacco use” section under the “Information” tab and click on the “Enroll” button.
Quit vaping text program
Ready to ditch vaping but not sure where to start? We have resources for teens and young adults!
This is Quitting from the Truth Initiative is a quit vaping texting program available at no cost for Kaiser Permanente members 13 to 24 years old. You’ll get daily texts and support from peers to help you quit. To enroll in this confidential 60-day program, text “VAPEFREEKP” to 88709 whenever you’re ready.
Resources for parents
If you’re a parent of a young person who vapes, text “QUIT” to 202-899-7550 to get text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
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Thinking About Quitting Tobacco?
Quitting tobacco is the single most important lifestyle change you can make to improve your health. Giving up smoking (or chewing) has big benefits that range from improving your appearance and confidence to living a longer, more enjoyable life. Wherever you are in thinking about quitting, this handout can help you get ready for the next steps.
Independence From Tobacco
Quitting tobacco is the single most important change you can make to improve your health and prolong your life. Whether this is your first time or you have tried to quit before, this booklet was made to help you increase your chances of success. Use it to find strategies that will help you become a nonsmoker.
Total Health Assessment
Make good health a part of your daily habits with our healthy lifestyle programs. These personalized, online programs can help you create an action plan to reach your health goals. Based on your Total Health Assessment results, you’ll find advice, encouragement, and tools that can help you make healthier lifestyle choices.