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New Online Course - Earn 3 Free CEUs!

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Oct 5, 2020 1:38:24 PM

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The Helpline is pleased to offer a new and improved online course -  Tobacco Dependence Treatment & Behavioral Health.

This interactive, web-based course helps providers learn how to assess and treat tobacco dependence in tobacco users with co-occurring psychiatric and/or addictive disorders.

The course is 3 hours in length, and is broken down into separate modules.


Educational Objectives

Following completion of this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe population-based trends of tobacco use among smokers with co-occurring mental health and/or substance use disorders.

  • Discuss the factors in mental health and addiction treatment settings that have served to maintain tobacco use in populations with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

  • Identify and implement evidence-based treatment for treating tobacco dependence.

Credits Available

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • APA



Don't Need CEUs? You can still take the course!

Click here to access the material:



Gambling and Smoking Webinar

Posted by Lesley Copeland

Sep 20, 2019 12:16:28 PM


Nearly 1 million Californians experience problems related to gambling, which includes health issues like stress, depression, and anxiety. Smoking contributes to these problems.

Join us on Wed, Oct 2nd from 11-11:30 am (PST) and hear from Cyndi M. Maivia, Chief, Office of Problem Gambling, about how health care professionals can address this growing health concern.

Register Now!

Key Learning Takeaways

  • How problem gambling disorder affects overall health
  • Link between smoking and gambling disorder
  • Prevention and treatment of gambling disorder
  • Tools to assess the risk of gambling disorder and tips to promote a healthier environment

The California Smokers’ Helpline has several courses available on cessation-related topics. Check here to learn more: https://www.nobutts.org/online-training

Get Ready for the New Year with Materials from the California Smokers' Helpline

Posted by Kristin Harms

Dec 18, 2018 3:06:12 PM


Many smokers are motivated to make a quit attempt in the new year so it is a perfect time to talk to your patients and clients about quitting smoking. You can also order a variety of free materials from the California Smokers' Helpline in multiple languages and formats:

  • For general audiences and special populations: click here to order rack cards and wallet cards in English and Spanish, or rack cards targeted to American Indian, young adult, and tobacco chewer populations.
  • For smokers who are pregnant or have children age 5 and under: click here to order rack cards, wallet cards, and fact sheet in English and Spanish.
  • For smokers who speak Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese: click here to order rack cards, wallet cards, posters, postcards, and fact sheets in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  • For general audiences: click here to order our popular Top 10 Tips for Quitting Smoking flyer in English/Spanish or to download the tips in poster format.
For more information about free Helpline services, please visit our Free Services page.

Free, New Patient Materials from the California Smokers' Helpline

Posted by Kristin Harms

Sep 22, 2016 4:34:08 PM


The California Smokers' Helpline is pleased to offer free, new patient materials in English and Spanish, targeted to smokers who are pregnant or have children age 5 and under. These materials are available free of charge and shipping, and while there is no maximum order size, each order must total a minimum of 25 pieces.

In addition to promoting the Helpline's free evidence-based telephone counseling services, the materials promote free nicotine patches for qualified smokers who are pregnant or have children age 5 or under, mailed directly from the Helpline.

Helpline staff screen callers who request nicotine patches for contraindications, including pregnancy. For callers with contraindications, physician approval is required.

These new materials and free nicotine patches are made possible by funding from First 5 California.

Order Materials Now!


Summer Inventory Clearance!

Posted by Cherrie Ng

Jul 7, 2016 4:55:16 PM


While supplies last, the California Smokers' Helpline is offering a limited number of Helpline materials free of charge and shipping! This is a special event to reduce our inventory of patient materials. There is no maximum order size but each order must total a minimum of 25 pieces.

Order Materials Now!


New Materials from the California Smokers' Helpline

Posted by Kristin Harms

May 26, 2016 4:50:25 PM

QE40_Smoking_and_the_Body_2016.jpgThe California Smokers' Helpline is pleased to offer two three new resources for consumers and health professionals wanting more information about smoking and health:

Smoking and Asthma Fact Sheet

Smoking and the Body Fact Sheet

How to Talk with Patients About Smoking Cessation and Asthma Webinar Recording


2016 Awards for Excellence in California Helpline Promotion

Posted by Beth Olagues, MPH, CHES

May 2, 2016 10:36:06 AM

CSH_Promotion_Contest_Banner.jpgShow us your best work!  What have you or your organization created to encourage people to call the California Smokers' Helpline for help quitting tobacco? The California Tobacco Control Program wants to see your materials and promotions in Print, Internet & New Media, Audio/Video, and Media Relations & Reports!

The contest is now open to California Tobacco Control Program-funded projects, health systems, health care providers, and other tobacco control advocates who promote the Helpline in local communities.  

Enter Now!

Entries are currently being accepted online, contest closes on May 31, 2016.

A $250 shopping spree for tobacco-related educational materials and Helpline promotional materials from the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) will be awarded to the winner in each of the four categories.

If you have questions regarding the Contest, please contact Beth Olagues at beth.olagues@cdph.ca.gov or (916) 552-9829.


About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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