|California Smoker's Helpline/1-800-BUTTS
Established in 1992, the California Smokers' Helpline is a telephone program that helps smokers quit. Helpline services are free, and are funded by the California Department of Public Health and First 5 California. Call 1-800 NO BUTTS.
In Spanish: La Linea de Ayuda Para Fumadores de California
Become an Ex-smoker
Freedom from Smoking Online
California Health Collaborative
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mayo Clinic Smoking Cessation Articles and Resources
WebMD Smoking Cessation Health Center
Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California
Tobacco Cessation Resources for Staff and Faculty
As a national leader in healthcare and environmental practices, UC is committed to providing our faculty and staff with a tobacco-free environment. The information on the link below offers UC faculty, staff and retirees ways to access resources and learn more about smoking cessation programs available systemwide.
*Please note that copays and program fees may apply. Consult your plan’s booklet or website for more information.
Many of UC's systemwide benefits programs offer services to members to help them quit. See your medical plan for details.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Students interested in quitting are encouraged to contact Health Promotion Coordinator Kristin Hlubik at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who want to explore using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (gum, patches, etc.) or prescription medications to help them quit should make an appointment with a medical provider at the Health Center; call 228-2273 to schedule an appointment
SmokefreeVET is a service for military veterans who receive their health care through Veterans Administration. Like SmokefreeTXT, it provides 24/7 support, tips, and encouragement to veterans interested in quitting. SmokefreeVET is a collaboration between VHA Tobacco & Health and the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch.