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.
- Click here to take a look at a research guide put together by UCLA Librarian Julie Kwan to find out more about some of the recommendations, data/research, and organizations associated with the BreatheWell Pod!
- 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
- Find information on the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN), a group dedicated to supporting youth and young adults by advocating for a tobacco-free California.
- If you served in the US Armed Forces, there are tobacco cessation resources specially designed for your needs, find out more at Project UNIFORM
- Explore the helpful resources available through the California Department of Public Health: California Tobacco Control Branch
- Explore the programs available for teens who wish to quit smoking: Smoke-Free Teen
- If Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese is your primary language, check out this helpline which offers help in those languages: Asian Smokers Hotline
- Information about smokeless tobacco and cancer can be found at the National Cancer Institute’s website: National Cancer Institute
- Top Facts about spit / smokeless tobacco by the Bacchus Network; includes snus: Tobacco Free U
- Get the Facts and Ditch Dip for a Day…or for good. Get info from the US Dept of Defense: U Can Quit 2
- Get text messages to help you quit smoking.
- Read tips from former smokers to help you quit.
- Read information about the health risks of vaping.
- How to Talk about Smoking on Campus:
- View all of the UC Office of the President videos about how to communicate the smoke- and tobacco-free policy to the campus community and visitors.
- American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF): Smokefree and Tobacco-Free US and Tribal Colleges and University List
Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
As of April 22, 2013, UCLA is a tobacco-free campus, a change that confirms UCLA’s commitment to saving lives and creating a healthy environment for the thousands who learn, work, live and spend time at UCLA.
This change comes as a result of UC President Mark Yudof’s charge to all UC campuses to go smoke- and tobacco-free by January 2014. As the first of the UCs to go tobacco-free, and as a leader in health and health care, as well as environmental research, policy, practice and education, UCLA has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Going tobacco-free supports the goals of our Healthy Campus Initiative in contributing to the health and wellness of our entire community.
The devastating health consequences of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke are well known, and evidence shows that more people will quit in a tobacco-free environment. Curbing tobacco use and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke are vital to reducing tobacco-related diseases, suffering and death. According to reports by the U.S. Surgeon General and others, there is no safe level of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, which is capable of causing cancer.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently called for smoke- and tobacco-free policies at all universities across the United States. UCLA will join over 1,000 other colleges and universities that are already smoke- or tobacco-free.
This policy is about creating a healthy environment for the tens of thousands who learn, work, and spend much of their time at UCLA. Creating a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff is our priority. This policy does not require tobacco users to quit; they just cannot use tobacco on UCLA property. View the policy online here.