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UC Smoke-free Policy

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. Visit for complete information about this System-wide 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 and cessation aids are free.

Phone Counseling

If you prefer phone counseling to help you quit, call the California Smokers' Helpline at (800) NO-BUTTS.


butt cleanup20187th Annual Cigarette Butt Cleanup Day

Wed, May 22, 2019

Last year 24 volunteers collected 7,568 cigarette butts!