In California, approximately 13% of the population currently
Although this is less than the national average of 21%, it means
that a significant percentage of California residents still
Over the last 15 years, public health initiatives have made
restrictions on smoking in public places, including bars,
restaurants, public spaces and airports.
Hospitals throughout the nation have also been moving toward
smoke-free environments to promote healthy living styles among
the patients, visitors and staff.
Effective November 16, 2011, the hospitals and health-science
campuses of UCLA are now smoke-free environments.
Westwood Campus Smoke-Free Environment
UCLA Health and the UCLA Health Sciences have
implemented a policy establishing a smoke-free environment
throughout the indoor and outdoor areas of our hospitals and
health-sciences campuses. The areas that will be affected by this
new policy include Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA
Medical Plaza, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Tiverton House,
the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Public Health, as
well as some areas of The UCLA College (see maps below).
In order to meet the needs of the UCLA healthcare community, this
UCLA Smoke-Free Resource Center has been
created. Within this site you will find updated information about
health risks of smoking and
ways to stop smoking.
Santa Monica Campus Smoke-Free Environment
This information is available for all members of the UCLA
healthcare community to assist patients, families, visitors and
staff who are impacted by smoking. Staff and faculty can also
contact their provider or benefits office for smoking cessation
programs and pharmacy benefits.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. By
taking steps such as this, UCLA Health and UCLA Health Sciences
continue to lead the way toward healthier communities.
UCLA: First UC to Go Tobacco-Free (UCLA
Policy 810 Tobacco-Free Environment 4/22/13)
UCLA is now a tobacco-free campus (UCLA
Bruins prepare to quit or cut back as UCLA goes tobacco-free
(UCLA Today 4/18/13)
time: UCLA goes tobacco-free Monday (UCLA Today 4/16/13)