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
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
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?
- Figure out how much smoking has cost you: Arizona Smokers' Helpline cost calculator.
- Download smartphone apps that will quide you through the process of quitting smoking.
- Sign up for a free text messaging program that will send you texts with encouragement and tips for quitting (a British study shows text messages work!).
- Find specific resources for students, faculty, and staff on our Ready to Quit? page.
"Smoking Kid" Video
This compelling short video was created by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok, Thailand, for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation.