Tobacco

Problem Gambling and Tobacco

Problem gamblers have high rates of tobacco use and there is a linear relationship between gambling severity and both smoking frequency and nicotine dependency.

Local Resources:

Breathe CA of the Bay Area (Breathe CA)
www.lungsrus.org
1469 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 998-5865

State Resources:

California Smoker’s Helpline: www.nobutts.org/
Tobacco Free California: www.tobaccofreeca.com

The Resource Center
The Resource Center provides non-emergency information only and does not operate a crisis line. The Resource Center maintains two toll-free statewide telephone numbers for California residents needing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention and treatment information, publications, or lending services.

Location:
California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
1700 K Street, 1st Floor, Sacramento, CA 95811-4037

Email: ResourceCenter@adp.ca.gov

Fax: 1-916-323-1270

1-800-879-2772 24 hour service
Answered by ADP staff from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by voicemail after-hours.

1-800-662-4357 24 hour service
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Answered by ADP staff from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by HHS after-hours.

1-916-327-3728 24 hour service
Answered by ADP staff from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and by voicemail after-hours.

National Resources:

Free Help to Quit Smoking

Smoking Quitline
Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish – call toll free within the United States, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

LiveHelp Online Chat
Get information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with an information specialist from NCI’s Cancer Information Service – Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time: LiveHelp

Smokefree.gov
This Web site offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit: Smokefree.gov

Smokefree Women
Try the Smokefree Women Web site for information on how to quit smoking. The site covers smoking-related topics that are often important to women, such as weight management and stress, and tells how to contact experts and find other resources.

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