UC San Diego, along with all the UC campuses, became a Tobacco and Smoke-free campus in January 2014. This contributes to a healthy environment for all staff, students, faculty and visitors.
The 3rd annual "Kicking Butts Off Campus Cleanup Day" - April 19, 2015!
40 volunteers were able to pick up 19,053 cigarette butts in one hour!
Smokefree.UCSD.edu for complete information about this Systemwide policy.
Smoking Cessation Counseling
If you are a student and a smoker who would like to quit, Student Health Services can help. You can make an appointment for individual counseling with a Health Educator at Student Health Services by calling (858) 822-5926. Smoking cessation appointments at SHS are free, and cessation aids are available.
If you prefer phone counseling to help you quit, call the California Smokers' Helpline at (800) NO-BUTTS.
Prepare to Quit Smoking Workshops
If you are thinking of quitting, plan to attend a "Prepare to Quit Smoking" workshop led by a trained health educator who can assist you in determining your readiness, making a plan and QUITTING! No appointment is needed. Smoking cessation aides are also available.
Workshop Location: Student Health - Room 142 - first floor/Nurses Clinic
Workshop dates for each academic quarter are listed in the Google calendar on the SHS web page.
Videos on How to Approach a Smoker