Legal Notices and Disclaimer

Welcome to the Kick It California website. Kick It California (formerly California Smokers’ Helpline) is a free, tobacco cessation program that has been in operation since 1992.  This website is hosted and managed by University of California San Diego Health under grants received from the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) and First 5 California. Click here for UC San Diego Health Policy Notices.

Privacy Policy


By using this site and all other Official UC San Diego Web Sites, referred to as “these sites,” you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site. These Sites are owned and operated by UC San Diego (referred to as “UC San Diego,” “we,” “us,” or “our” herein). We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of these Sites following the posting of changes to these terms (including the UC San Diego Web Policy) will mean you accept those changes.

Health Information

All health and health-related information contained within the Kick It California website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. Your healthcare provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment and needs of you and your family.

Every effort is made to ensure that the material within this Web site is accurate and timely; however, this should not be considered official and should be confirmed with other reliable sources. This information is provided without warranty for quality or accuracy. Kick It California, The Regents of the University of California, the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, San Diego Health System or any other contributing author are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information


Kick It California respects the privacy of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our other users. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our website privacy practices.

Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Collection of Data

Kick It California collects certain information from and about its users in three ways:

  • User-Supplied Information:
    When you submit a form, we may ask you for your name, organization, position, phone number, email address, and other personal or professional information. The more accurate information you volunteer, the better we are able to respond to your request.
  • Google Analytics & Log Information:
    This site uses Google Analytics and web servers to temporarily gather information such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer being used, web pages requested, referring web page, browser used, date and time of the visit, and time spent on pages. Kick It California may collect statistics identifying particular IP addresses from which Kick It California websites are accessed.
  • Google Analytics Advertising Features:
    Kick It California uses Google Analytics Advertising Features to implement targeted display and text ads through search engines and mobile apps. These ads are applied using information collected with Google Analytics cookies. Site visitors can choose to opt out of seeing these ads by adjusting their ad settings, installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Extension, or using the NAI’s Opt-Out page.

Kick It California does not sell, rent, or exchange any personal information collected or gathered online about visitors unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) we obtain your consent, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out to the sharing of information; (iii) a service provided on our site requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party; (iv) pursuant to legal process or law enforcement; or (v) we find that your use of this site violates this Policy or other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and/or property.

Security: How We Protect Your Information

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

No Guarantees

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of personal information and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

Updating Your Information

If you would like to update your personal information or stop receiving communication from Kick It California, please call 1-800-300-8086. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact the Web Services Team at

Official UC San Diego Websites

Official UC San Diego Web Sites display the UC San Diego Seal for Official Web Pages at the bottom of their main page. Only Sites bearing the UC San Diego Seal for Official Web Pages are Official UC San Diego Web Sites. All other Sites hosted by UC San Diego servers are not official, including personal Web Pages of students, faculty, and staff, whether or not they carry a disclaimer. Unofficial Sites do not represent the University in any way. Any content contained or accessible from unofficial Websites does not reflect the views of the Regents of the University of California and the Regents do not endorse, warrant, or otherwise take responsibility for the contents of unofficial Web Pages or of any material accessible from unofficial Web Pages. Kick It California is NOT an official UC San Diego Web Site.


Links from a Web Site located on a UC San Diego server to any non-University Site do not imply University endorsement of the Site’s products or services. References to non-UC San Diego products, services, or organizations do not imply University endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.

SMS/Text Program

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before subscribing to the Kick It California quit smoking (NoButts) or quit vaping (NoVape) text program. By subscribing to receive text messages from Kick It California, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

You can subscribe to Kick It California  quit smoking (NoButts) or quit vaping (NoVape) text program by texting QUIT SMOKING for help to quit smoking or QUIT VAPING for help to quit vaping or online at or

By subscribing to these text programs, you agree to receive text messages from Kick It California. These messages will be sent to your mobile telephone using automated dialing technology.

Message and data rates may apply, so be sure to check your carrier mobile phone carrier agreement for details. Message frequency may vary.

If at any time you wish to stop receiving text messages from Kick It California, text STOP to 66819  to opt out or call 800-300-8086 for help.

Wireless operators and Kick It California do not guarantee message delivery and will not be held liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Text messaging may not be available for all service providers or devices.

For help or information related to Kick It California’ text program, call Kick It California at 800-300-8086.

Kick It California reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. Kick It California retains the right to cease sending text messages to anyone for any reason, including for violation of any of these terms and conditions.

When you provide Kick It California information in connection with the text program, you agree to provide current, complete, true, and accurate information. You agree not to provide a mobile phone number that you are not authorized to provide. You are solely responsible for all content that you transmit in connection with the text and are responsible for abuse of your account by others. Kick It California respects your right to privacy. You can view our complete privacy policy here 

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Major funding provided by the California Department of Public Health & First 5 California.
Copyright © 2023. The Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved.