UC San Diego, along with all the UC campuses, became a Tobacco and Smoke-free campus in January 2014. This means that smoking, use the use of smokeless tobacco products, the use of unregulated nicotine products and the use of electronic smoking devices (which includes e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on all University controlled properties. Please visit 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.
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