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  • Smoke and Tobacco Free in 2014 logo over photo of students sitting on the Quad
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For a healthier community and cleaner environment, UC Davis is 100% smoke and tobacco free.

Davis City Council honors Chancellor Katehi for Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy

Photo: Davis City Council members with UC Davis staff and Chancellor Katehi

On October 7, 2014 the Davis City Council presented Chancellor Katehi with a proclamation in support of the smoke and tobacco free policy. View the proclamation and watch video footage of the meeting, which includes Dr. Andy Jones, University Writing Program lecturer and the City of Davis' Poet Laureate, reciting a poem he wrote about UC Davis, smoking, and Yul Brynner. 

Read Dr. Andy's poem, "We need you, Yul Brynner."

Smoking's $18.1 billion toll on California

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UC Newsroom: Fewer Californians smoke today, yet smoking continues to take an enormous toll, triggering $18.1 billion in health care costs and lost productivity from illness and premature death.

In the first comprehensive analysis of the financial and health impacts of tobacco in more than a decade, UC San Francisco researchers found that smoking accounted for one in seven deaths in the state — more than from AIDS, influenza, diabetes, or many other causes.

Thinking about quitting?

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Breathe Free video

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This video, featuring Gunrock, was made by Aggie TV for the Smoke and Tobacco Free campaign. Many thanks to the staff at Aggie TV for their creativity and time.

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"Smoking Kid" Video


This compelling short video was created by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok, Thailand, for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation.