Stop Smoking Classes

Stop Smoking classes are taught by Suzanne Harris, a nurse, former smoker and certified tobacco treatment specialist, and Carol Schulte, a licensed clinical social worker and tobacco treatment specialist.

Classes involve four weekly two-hour sessions and cover smoking and health, addiction and strategies for quitting. The sessions are held in conference rooms at both the Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses. The registration fee is $55. Enroll online.

See information about our Freedom from Smoking Support Group 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.