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California Smokers’ Helpline celebrates 25th anniversary

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The California Smokers' Helpline, the nation's first statewide smoking quitline, marked its silver anniversary by announcing plans to support more Californians quit smoking.

Over the next few years, a news release states, the Helpline plans add more counselors, expand outreach to healthcare providers, introduce new protocols to better serve those with mental health conditions, and release a new version of its well-received app to help even more people quit smoking in a way that works for them.

The Helpline has provided free and confidential telephone counseling services to more than 800,000 Californians, an average of 32,000 clients a year.

The Helpline can be reached at 1-800-NO-BUTTS or at http://www.nobutts.org, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nobutts.org.