Smoking Cessation

To facilitate the health, safety, and well-being of SSU students and the campus community, the Student Health Center seeks to reduce the hazards of secondhand smoke exposure, decrease smoking related illness, reduce environmental pollution, & reinforce healthy lifestyles by supporting a smoke-free environment to. Please join us in this effort.

  • If you don’t smoke now, don’t start.
  • If you’re a former smoker, congratulations on you quit success.
  • If you’re a current smoker, there are lots of reasons to quit and lots of approaches to this effort. Sometimes it takes a while. Here are hotlines and web resources that can help. Most of the programs offered are free others cost very little.
California Smoker’s Helpline 1-800-NO BUTTS; TDD/TTY 1-800-933-4833 services offered in multiple languages. M-F: 7 am to 9 pm; Sat: 9 am to 1 pm. Services include free self-help materials and one on one phone counseling.
National Cancer Institute National Hotline - 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7878) English/ Spanish, M-F: 8am-8pm Eastern Time.
Centers for Disease Control information, tools & links to other resources at all of the following sites:
American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting smoking
American Lung Association stop smoking site
Why & how to quit information and gateway to other Lung Association quit assistance options:
American Lung Association on-line quit program
Free preview; $15 fee to sign up.
On-line multi-focal smoking cessation site originally developed through research conducted by Boston University.

Kaiser Permanente offers several different workshops, classes, and on-line quit programs. Most are free to Kaiser members, but are also open to non-members for a fee. Other insurance providers might cover the costs.