Tobacco

The 18-24 year old population is the highest risk group for tobacco use. Consistent and prolonged tobacco use is detrimental to health, but even occasional tobacco use can lead to health risks.

Objective: Prevent tobacco use/nicotine addiction through individual education and outreach events that foster academic success and overall health and wellness.

Consultation Topics

Tobacco consultations consist of 45-60 minute one-on-one confidential appointments. Please call 949-824-9355 to make an appointment.  You can also email Tobacco Programs Manager, Jasmine A. Blackburn (jablackb@uci.edu) for more information.

Learn about tobacco-related topics

  • Tobacco/Nicotine Addiction
  • Emerging Tobacco (i.e. e-cigs, vapes, hookah)
  • Tobacco Cessation Strategies/Resources
  • Tobacco Policy Advocacy

Develop goals

  • Self Awareness (recognize adaptive vs. maladaptive behaviors, identify triggers, etc.)
  • Design a Plan (change/maintain healthy behaviors)

Create self efficacy

  • Be informed- educate yourself on the latest tobacco related research/trends
  • Be proactive- implement protective factors such as yoga, deep breathing, regular physical activity, limit caffeine, etc.
  • Be an advocate- resist “Big Tobacco” influence on  public health, social justice, and environmental issues

Take action

  • Pledge to be tobacco/nicotine-free
  • Support policy change/enforcement
  • Join START (Student Task force Advocating Reducing Tobacco)

Tobacco education materials are available to students and campus groups/organizations to aid in program development. Free quit kits are available for students interested in quitting tobacco or for students interested in encouraging a friend to quit tobacco.

Workshops

Are you interested in scheduling a fun and interactive tobacco education workshop for a group of 12 or more? To see the complete list of wellness workshops offered check out our Healthy Tune Up request form. Email jablackb@uci.edu or studentwellness@uci.edu for more information about our Healthy Tune Up workshops.

Online Tools

Are you Hooked? Quiz

Resources

UCI Tobacco-Free Policy

CYAN College Program

OCTEC (Orange County Tobacco Education Coalition)

Cessation:

Sign Up for Classes

Student Health Center 1-949-824-5301

  • Consultation for OTC Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)/prescription tobacco cessation medication
  • Referrals to additional behavioral counseling

NEW LUNG  1-866-New-Lung         

  • “Just the Facts” 5 Week Tobacco Cessation Program
  • 2—45 minute seminars or 1—90 minute seminar
  • In-person/phone counseling
  • FREE nicotine patches at seminar completion
  • Available throughout South Orange County in English, Spanish, & Vietnamese

Nicotine Anonymous 1-877-879-6422

UCI Medical Center          

Health Education in UCI Manchester Pavilion

  • Stop Smoking Series (four sessions)

California Smokers’ Helpline 1-800-NO-BUTTS

  • FREE telephone program to help you quit, self-help materials, & referral list of other programs

Websites:

Other Drugs

Objective: to prevent addiction of other drugs such as marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription drugs and other illicit drugs.  We aim to increase students’ self-efficacy to make informed decisions regarding their drug use through individual education and outreach programs (educational presentations, events, displays).

AOD Consultations

AOD consultations consist of a 30 – 60 minute one-on-one confidential appointment.  Please call 949-824-9355 to make an appointment.

Discussion topics

Learn about drug-related topics

  • Drug use on the body
  • How to party safe – the importance of having a plan when you go out, strategies on how to reduce high-risk drug use
  • Effects of drug use on academic performance
  • Addiction and overdose – signs and symptoms, what to do in an emergency

Develop goals

  • Replace old habits with new ones

Create strategies that work for you

  • Handle urges to use drugs
  • Build refusal skills
  • Discover healthy alternatives to using drugs
  • Recover if you slip

Take action

  • Make the call, get help, save a life – medical amnesty

Presentations and programs are available for the UCI campus community. Please use our Healthy Tune Up request form to see topics and make a request.

Online Tools

eTOKE Marijuana Online Assessment

Resources

If you have medical concern related to your alcohol use, contact the UCI Student Health Center at 949-824-5301.

If you would like to speak to a counselor, contact the UCI Counseling Center at 949-824-6457.