Ready to quit and want to learn how? There is no need to go cold turkey with all of these public resources available just one click away.

Smoking Cessation Resources

  • E-Cigarettes: The Vapor This Time? Learn about the history, economics and effects of e-cigarettes by Phillip S. Gardiner, Dr.P.H., University of California, Office of the President
  • Learn about the help provided through The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control and Prevention Program: LA Quits
  • The California Smokers’ Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking, learn more below:


  • Find information on the cutting-edge tobacco-related research being conducted through by the University of California: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
  • Click here to take a look at a research guide put together by UCLA Librarian Emeritus Julie Kwan to find out more about some of the recommendations, data/research, and organizations associated with the BreatheWell Pod!

Support and Education

Effects of Tobacco use

Explore what the research says about tobacco use and its effects on your body and the environment.

  • The Health Effects of Smoking.
  • See what the US Surgeon General’s Reports say about various tobacco-related topics:
  • Think cigarettes are the only issue? Think again. Learn what the research says about other tobacco-related products.

How to Talk about Smoking on Campus

Campus Resources

  • UCLA provides prescriptions and support for students through the Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center and for staff and faculty through Occupational Health Services. All UCLA-provided health plans offer quit support to both students and employees.
  • All tobacco users who want to quit are encouraged to call the free California Smokers Helpline, 1-800 NO-BUTTS, available in multiple languages.
  • Students with UC SHIP can access smoking cessation benefits through the Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
  • Visit the UCnet website for smoking cessation resources for UCLA staff & faculty with UC-sponsored health plans.
  • Visit the UCLA Health Smokefree site for more smoking cessation treatment options through the UCLA Health system.


Want to take your interest in more breathable and environmentally green environments to the next level? Each quarter, we highlight courses related to the mission of BreatheWell.  Read more about courses we support.  And see the table below for an extended list of courses related to health.

  • Breathe Well: Tobacco-Free UCLA Medicine, Nursing and Public Health Fiat Lux
  • Public Health C221 or C121


UCLA is committed to providing cessation support for all interested students, staff, and faculty.

  • Since April 22, 2013, the entire UCLA campus has been a smoke- and tobacco-free environment. The smoke- and tobacco-free policy includes all indoor and outdoor UCLA areas, including our hospitals and health sciences campuses. It also prohibits other tobacco use, such as vaping or hookah use, and smoked marijuana. For more information, read the full policy here.
  • Weed like to know
    • With the passage of Proposition 64, legalizing recreational marijuana in California, BreatheWell has put together a guide of relevant policy and health-related information and resources.

Get involved

  • Become a UCLA Smoke-Free champion!
  • UC healthcare professionals have pledged to serve as advocates to assist patients with the smoke-free transition.