• Quit tobacco

Stopping tobacco, even after a cancer diagnosis, is one of the best things you can do to beat cancer. Within minutes of stopping tobacco, the health of your heart and lungs start to improve. Stopping tobacco during your cancer care:

  • helps your body to heal from surgery or radiation
  • allows your cancer medications to work better
  • reduces the risk of infection
  • prevents a second or recurrent cancer
  • can improve your quality of life and overall survival

As part of your cancer care team, our Stop Tobacco Program (SToP) and quitline partner, Kick It California, will support you with coaching and medications to achieve your goals. We understand the stress anddi´Čâculty of nicotine addiction. Please know that we will work with your oncologist and/ or primary care provider to help you succeed and know that we have helped hundreds of patients like you give up tobacco. Free services to stop smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco products include:

Stop Tobacco Program

  • Consult with tobacco treatment specialists trained about cancer care
  • Group classes (online, check if in-person)
  • Medication management and assistance with coverage
  • Outreach support for patients, caregivers, and household members

Kick It California

  • Coaching with a 20-30 minute telephone session and follow-up calls
  • Online resources to support your quit attempt
  • Available for teens 13+ years old without parental permission

It’s never too late to stop! Call the SToP team at 916-734-0718 to start getting the help you need. Our SToP team and/or Kick It California will reach out to support you. If referring a patient, UC Davis Health providers or staff can submit a referral for “Tobacco Cessation, Consult and Education” through the patient's chart.


Stop Tobacco Program

Stop Tobacco Program

Call: 916-734-0718
Email: hs-healtheducationclass@ucdavis.edu
Website: livinghealthy.ucdavis.edu
To Self-enroll: go to MyUCDavisHealth → Make an Appointment → Health and Wellness Class
Contact us to enroll by phone or by Email.
Kick It California

Kick It California

Call: 800-300-8086
Website/Chat: kickitca.org
App: NoButts or NoVapes
Text: Text "UCD" to 66819 to quit smoking or vaping
Language lines: Spanish (800-600-8191), Chinese (800-838-8917), Vietnamese (800-778-8440), Korean (800-556-5564)