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UCSF a Smoke-Free Workplace: Info & Resources

Resources
UC Sponsored Health Plan Smoking Cessation Programs, 2009/Stop Smoking For Good Handout
Quit Tips
UCSF Policy 550-10: Smoke-free Workplace
UCSF Smoke-free Maps
100% Smokefree Healthcare Facilities
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Center For Tobacco Control Research and Education
The Health Consequences of Involuntary Smoking (Surgeon General Report)
Tobacco Free California
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Linked to Lung Cancer and Other Health Effects (Cancer.gov)
World Health Organization - Tobacco Free Initiative


On November 20, 2008, UCSF became a 100 percent smoke-free environment. This means that smoking is not permitted on any property leased or owned by UCSF and the designated smoking areas on Parnassus and at Mt. Zion have been removed.

UCSF is proud to join a growing number of healthcare institutions across the US that is now 100 percent smoke free. The goal in implementing this policy is to protect the health of patients, visitors, and staff from the dangers of second-hand smoke.

Research has found that implementing a smoke-free policy at medical centers is associated with a decrease in the prevalence of regular cigarette smoking from 16.7 percent to 13.8 percent and with a smoking cessation rate of 22.5 percent among employees in the first year alone.

The inability to smoke on campus may be difficult for some people. UCSF is committed to offering the best tobacco treatment for patients and staff. The in-patient tobacco treatment program has been redesigned, and there are programs in place to help staff and visitors who smoke. Many resources are includes on this Web page.


You Can Quit Smoking

(Statistics from the Center for Disease Control)

Benefits of Quitting Over Time