Tobacco-free Campus Policy

As of September 1, 2007, the School of Medicine
is a tobacco-free zone

with no smoking allowed anywhere on its campus. The ban is part of a growing movement nationwide to limit smoking, which is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The new policy extends the medical school's indoor ban on tobacco to the outdoors, including the patios and seating areas around the Clark Center. Read Medical Center Report »

The Policy

"There is virtual unanimity in the scientific community that tobacco products are dangerous to human health. As a School of Medicine dedicated to promoting the health of our community and nation, we have concluded that the use of tobacco products is sufficiently detrimental to health, not only of those who use it but those who are exposed to second hand cigarette smoke, that it should not be allowed anywhere on our campus."

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Resources for Quitting Smoking

Where Can You Get Help?

Are you one of the many smokers who would like to quit but aren’t sure where to start? Stanford has several resources available to assist you. More »

What’s Your Style?

There is not a “one-size-fits-all” plan that will enable everyone to quit smoking. Fortunately there are a variety of programs structured to work with different personalities and lifestyles. More »

Frequently Asked Questions
About Quitting

Smoking is not only a powerful addiction but also a habit. It's something you learned to do and is probably an integral part of your life. You can become free of smoking by learning more about your habit and by planning ways to deal with both your physical and emotional ties to it. Here are the answers to the most common questions. More »

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Tobacco & Health

Tobacco use kills more than 430,000 Americans annually, including 50,000 people who die each year from secondhand smoke. Learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, secondhand smoke and the tobacco industry from the publications featured in this section. More »

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