Tobacco-Free Kauaʻi (TFK) is a coalition of individuals and organizations that work together to ensure the health and wellbeing of Kaua‘i residents through education, advocacy, and awareness. TFK is a passionate group focused on reducing tobacco use, protecting our people and keiki from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, and our ‘aina from tobacco waste. When most people think of TFK, they think of us helping people quit tobacco use, but TFK does not perform those services. However, our coalition members do.

Today, TFK would like to highlight Kaua‘i organizations that help support people throughout their journey of quitting tobacco. Two organizations that serve Kaua‘i are recipients of Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s tobacco cessation grants – Ho‘ola Lāhui Hawai‘i and Mālama Pono Health Services. In addition, Kaua‘i residents have access to the Hawai‘i State Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. You may also be interested in programs that could provide in-person or group care. Below are short introductions to their programs. If you or someone you care for is interested in quitting tobacco, we encourage you to give them both a try.

Ho‘ola Lāhui Hawaii’s Tobacco Cessation Program offers free patches, gum, lozenges, and counseling to anyone on Kaua‘i hoping to quit or smoke/vape less. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can be delivered free of charge, island-wide. We offer assistance in-person, by telephone, or even on Facebook Messenger. Contact one of our Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists today to start your journey to being tobacco-free!

Call (808) 652-4428 or (808) 720-0876, or message us on Facebook at Hoola Lahui Tobacco Cessation.

Mālama Pono Health Services’ Tobacco Cessation Program provides participants with the tools to quit tobacco for good! Our Tobacco Treatment Specialists will counsel you through the entire process and provide NRTs (patches, gum, or lozenges) for free. Also, during the pandemic, our program can offer all services virtually with telehealth counseling and no-contact delivery of supplies. So call us today to start your journey on being tobacco-free!

Email ramon@mphskauai.org or call (808) 246-9577, and visit phskauai.org/tobacco-cessation/ for more information.