About Smoke/Tobacco Free at Work

Smoke-Free Workplace
To ensure a healthy environment for all, UCSF is and has been a smoke-free campus since November 2008. Smoking is prohibited on University-owned or leased property and in buildings, vehicles and moving equipment. This policy applies to all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors, at all UCSF sites.


Tobacco-Free at Work
Effective September 2013, a policy called “Tobacco Free at Work” is in place at UCSF.  This policy requires all faculty, staff, students, vendors and contractors of UCSF to be completely tobacco free while at work or on scheduled class time. Use of tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited by employees during any scheduled work shift, including breaks that occur on or outside of UCSF Campus and Medical Center locations. This UCSF policy provides a tobacco-free environment for the preservation and protection of the health of our faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors.

Free cessation resources are available to UCSF faculty, staff and students. Learn more here.

Please watch this short 3-minute video about the importance of UCSF’s Tobacco Free at Work policy.

Sept. 3 Tobacco Policy from UCSF Living Well on Vimeo.


This video is geared toward manager and addresses the importance of UCSF’s Tobacco Free at Work policy.  This video specifically touches on education and enforcement.

Sep. 3 Tobacco Policy (Manager) from UCSF Living Well on Vimeo.