Tobacco-Free Berkeley

UC Berkeley is tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014 (Tobacco Free Policy). A tobacco-free campus creates a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors; helps support tobacco users who are trying to quit; and reduces the number of new tobacco users by promoting the social norm of a tobacco-free environment.

Each member of the Campus community has a role to play in ensuring the success of this endeavor. The first step of enforcing the UC Berkeley Tobacco Free policy is respectfully educating the community and providing assistance to those who would like to kick the habit.

Smoking Cessation Services

University Health Services (UHS) is pleased to offer smoking cessation resources to assist students, faculty, and staff stop smoking or manage smoking urges while on UC property. You will find evidence-based quit resources, health plan resources, free apps and text messaging cessation programs, local classes through the City of Berkeley, and online programs.

Consider starting with the California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS), a proven service to double a smoker's chance of successfully quitting. The Helpline offers telephone counseling in six different languages.

Give us your feedback

Please provide suggestions for our local implementation and support of tobacco users who are ready to quit, and any other feedback or questions: tobaccofree@berkeley.edu