University of California, Riverside

Tobacco Free

Resources to Help You Quit Smoking or Using Tobacco

Resources for Staff and Faculty

The University of California is committed to helping faculty, staff and retirees quit.

Health Plan Benefits

Many of UC's system wide benefits programs offer services to members to help them quit. Learn more about what's available through Health Net Blue & Gold, Kaiser, WHA, UC Care and Blue Shield HSP.

One-on-one smoking/tobacco cessation

Meet with a wellness professional to identify your readiness to quit and receive resources and referrals. Download this PDF to learn more.

Faculty-Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)

This free, confidential service provides assessment, counseling and stress management services to UCR employees seeking to quit.

Tobacco Cessation Resources for Staff and Faculty

Find downloadable PDFs with a list of resources for people hoping to quit smoking or using tobacco.

Resources for Students

Through the Student Health Services

Contact (951) 827-3031 to speak with a health professional about tobacco cessation. 

Tobacco Cessation Resources for Students through UCSHIP

Link to a downloadable PDF with a list of resources available to students through UCSHIP.

Through The WELL

Looking for information, "Quit Kits," or just want to talk to a peer about quitting? Visit the WELL in HUB 248! The WELL is UCR's student wellness center and health education office. Part of the campus and UC systemwide Mental Health/Healthier Campus Climate Initiative, The WELL is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and connected campus environment through student-centered health education, peer engagement, and campus collaboration.

Visit The WELL website.

Woman enjoying the outdoors.Resources for Everyone

There are many resources for people seeking to stop smoking or using tobacco. Here are just a few.

UCR Smoke/Tobacco-Free Resources Brochure

The UCR Smoke/Tobacco-Free Resources Brochure (PDF) provides a list of resources for faculty, staff, and the general public who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco.

California Smoker's Helpline

The California Smokers' Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California. The helpline has been in operation since 1992. Every month, thousands of Californians call and receive help. Call 1-800 NO BUTTS.

Become an Ex

Sponsored by the national non-profit American Legacy Foundation in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, helps smokers "re-learn life without cigarettes" through a plan based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers.

Freedom from Smoking Online

The American Lung Association has built an online program designed for adults who wish to quit smoking. The program includes modules with lessons that contain valuable information  and assignments that reinforce the lesson's message and your commitment to quit.

Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute, the website provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

SmokefreeTXT and SmokefreeVET

SmokefreeTXT is a mobile service designed for young adults across the United States. SmokefreeTXT was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. The program has a proven track record of success: after one month, 17% of NCI's text program users reported that they had quit smoking and 11% were able to stay quit through 6 months.

SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military veterans who receive their health care through VA. Like SmokefreeTXT, it provides 24/7 support, tips, and encouragement to Veterans interested in quitting smoking. SmokefreeVET is a collaboration between VHA Tobacco & Health and the National Cancer Institute's Tobacco Control Research Branch.


Conceived of by Nathan Cobb, M.D. when he was a smoking-cessation counselor at a Boston clinic, Quitnet was formed in 2000 and has a membership of about 60,000 ex-smokers and smokers looking to quit.


The website for the California Tobacco Control Program, the longest-running comprehensive tobacco control program in the nation. CTCP's mission is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death from the use of tobacco products.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society website contains tips on staying away from tobacco as well as information on links between tobacco and cancer.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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