Quitting Tobacco

The Hawai’i Tobacco Prevention and Control Section is dedicated to protecting the people of Hawai’i from the dangers of tobacco, nicotine addiction, and secondhand smoke.

Health Benefits of Quitting TobaccoQuitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD, and cancer. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and quitting has immediate and long-term benefits.

In Hawai’i smoking kills 1400 adults each year and contributes to the premature death of 21,000 keiki. It also costs the people of Hawaii $336 million in annual healthcare costs.

Ready to quit?
Check out these free resources to help you on your way to becoming tobacco free.

The Hawai’i Tobacco Quitline

Call the Hawaii Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW
or visit Hawai’i Tobacco Quitline | Coaching to Help You Quit Smoking (hawaiiquitline.org)

Counseling and quit medications double your chances of quitting!

Free programs include:

  • Nicotine Replacement Starter Kit – choose nicotine patches, gums, lozenges, or a combination (18 years of age and older)
  • General Program (age 18 and older and ready to quit in 30 days)
  • Pre-Pregnancy Program (age 18 and older planning to become pregnant)
  • Pregnant and Postpartum Program – includes gift card incentives (age18 and older)
  • Behavioral Health Program (age 18 and older and self-reports as living with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, or substance-use disorder substance use disorders)
  • Young Adult Program (age 18 – 24 years)
  • Youth Vaping Prevention Program – My Life, My Quit Youth includes incentives (ages 17 years and younger)

The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline helps you quit your way!

Choose the programs that work for you:

  • Phone + Online
  • Phone Only
  • Online Only

The Hawai’i Tobacco Cessation Grantees Program

TPC collaborates with this program, supported by the Hawai’i Tobacco Trust Fund, that provides community-based tobacco smoking and vaping cessation programs in 17 organizations throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The programs provide innovative cessation approaches especially geared to Native Hawaiians, LGBTQ+, pregnant women, and those with mental health and substance use challenges.

These programs include:

  • Trained tobacco-treatment specialists who offer community-based in-person group, or individual cessation counseling sessions
  • Nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches, gums, and lozenges
  • Options for smoking cessation medications






Looking for something else?

Find the right program for you in this list of 24 community-based Hawai’i quit programs for smoking and vaping: Clean Break – Tobacco Cessation Resources in Hawai’i (April 2021)

The CDC offers free interactive resources with their Take Steps to Quit program.

Are you a medical provider looking for information about referring patients to the Hawai’i Tobacco Quitline? Click here.