Resources for Quitting - Employees

Resources for Quitting Smoking, Chewing and Vaping

Phone and Web-Based Resources

Health insurance. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance plans offer programs for tobacco cessation, including counseling and medication with no copayment. Call your insurance company or visit this site for more information.

Visit the Seattle Colleges District Human Resources benefits page for information about district health care benefits.

Washington State Tobacco Quitline. All Washington residents can call the Quitline and speak with a professional quit coach. Translation services available.

English: 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1 (800) 784-8669

Spanish: 1-855-DEJELO-YA or 1 (855) 335-3569

TTY Line and video relay: 1 (877) 777-6534 (for hearing impaired)

Asian-Language Quitline. Free telephone counseling services available Monday through Friday from 8 9 p.m., Pacific Time. Voicemail and recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.

  • Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin): 1 (800) 838-8917
  • Korean: 1 (800) 556-5564
  • Vietnamese: 1 (800) 778-8440

SmartQuitTM App. An evidence-based smoking cessation program that can improve your odds of quitting and be used with or without nicotine replacement therapy. The full version of the Smartphone app is available free of charge to anyone who lives in Washington.

National Cancer Institute Nationwide Quitline. provides free information and professional assistance to help support the people trying to quit smoking. Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) or visit them online: quitline

Become an EX. Free online quit smoking program.

MyLastDip. Offers unique research-tested, self-help programs designed specifically to help chewing and smokeless tobacco users quit for good.

Quit Tobacco – Make Everyone Proud. A program to help U.S. service members and veterans enrolled for care in the VA health care system quit tobacco. Online support is available.

Pfizer Helpful Answers. Medication assistance programs for people who have no insurance, or who do not have enough insurance and need help getting their Pfizer medicines. Call 1-866-706-2400 or visit their site. 

Freedom from Smoking Online Support. Offers valuable information and assignments that you are to complete before moving on. The assignments reinforce the messages in each lesson and your commitment to quit.

Local Resources

Support groups and counseling are available at the following local agencies:

  • El Centro De La Raza (Beacon Hill – Seattle): (206) 973-4404.
  • HealthPoint (Auburn): Contact Heidi at (253) 223-7538 or
  • Nicotine Anonymous. Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids.
  • Sea Mar (South Park and Burien). Tobacco cessation counseling and follow up. Need not be a patient to participate. Services are free and available in Spanish. Call (206) 762-3730.
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: Call (206) 288-7766 or check online.
  • St. Francis Hospital (Federal Way). Contact Heidi at 253) (223-7538 or

Marijuana-Specific Resources

Department of Health information on recreational and medical marijuana.

Washington Recovery Help Line. An anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health. Available 24-hours a day. Call 866-789-1511 or visit them online.