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Stop Smoking Classes

The Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center at UCSF Medical Center offers classes as well as individual consultations with doctors and nurses trained in treating tobacco addiction.

Stop Smoking classes are taught by registered nurses and former smokers — Suzanne Harris, a certified tobacco treatment specialist, and Joan Schoonover, a tobacco treatment specialist. Classes cover smoking and health, addiction and strategies for quitting.

Classes involve four weekly sessions in the afternoons or evenings. Each class is held for two hours. The registration fee is $55. Enroll online.

Classes are held in conference rooms at the Mount Zion campus of UCSF Medical Center.

Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center
2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115

See information about our Relapse Prevention support group for class graduates.


Benefits for UCSF Employees

UCSF reimburses employees for the following costs, or the amount not covered by health insurance:

  • Four-week Stop Smoking Class, $55 reimbursed at completion of program
  • Relapse Prevention visits, up to 10 visits at $5 per visit
  • Medication assistance such as patch, gum and Chantix, up to $75 with receipts


Smoke-Free Environment

Please note that UCSF Medical Center is a smoke-free environment. Smoking in and around the hospital premises and affiliated sites is prohibited. Hospital patients who smoke will receive nicotine replacement therapy and counseling by our smoking cessation team. Nicotine replacement products are available in the hospital Gift Shop at Parnassus and Mount Zion.