UCI Smoke Free

UCI Is Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free

UC Irvine is committed to providing a healthy working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community and its visitors. Smoking-related illness, including those related to tobacco smoke, comprises the largest proportion of preventable diseases.

As a leader in health and health care, as well as environmental research, policy, practice and education, UC Irvine has a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

This affects everyone on UC Irvine property, including students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors. We ask that all tobacco users be respectful of our initiative.

Our policy prohibits smoking on all Campus and Irvine Health properties including all indoor and outdoor areas and at properties owned or leased by UC Irvine, including all parking lots.

Enforcement is educational, and all students, faculty, staff and visitors are expected to abide by current policies.

UC and UCI Smoke and Tobacco Free Policies

UCI Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy Task Force

Great American Smokeout at the UCI Campus - November 17, 2017
Your Quit Day - November 17 is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (GASO).
Every year on the third Thursday in November this event challenges people to stop using tobacco.
UCI will be hosting booths on Ring Road in honor of GASO. Stop by and make Nov. 17 your quit day.
Learn more about the Great American Smokeout >



Resources for UCI Faculty and Staff

UC Health Plan Tobacco Cessation Resources

Cessation at UCI
  • UCI Campus
  • UC Irvine Medical Center
    • UC Irvine Health Patient Health Education offers free smoking cessation classes in both English and Spanish for all UCI employees and retirees as well as patients at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. Free nicotine therapy (patches) available at the end of the series.


Additional Resources