UC Quits

The UC Quits project aims to further reduce tobacco use and exposure by developing a UC tobacco cessation network and UC e-referral system with the California Smokers Helpline. Headed by Dr. Elisa Tong from UC Davis, this ambitious project involves all five of the University of California health science campuses to ensure that every smoker receives support at every encounter by using the electronic healthcare record (EHR). With help from the Smokers Helpline, this EHR system provides a two-way electronic referral so providers are able to send patients to the quitline but also receive information back on the status of their patients quit attempt. SCLC plays a role in the facilitation of the UC site champions, the education of UC providers, and the development of processes and system models designed to capture patient and clinician roles during tobacco use counseling at all levels of care. These models are tailored to each hospital's EHR system to include documentation of care and clinician interaction with the patient. The UC Quits project is expected to demonstrate a significant return on investment and national leadership on health systems change for tobacco cessation. Visit the UC Quits website at www.ucquits.com.

Below you will find provider training videos that target the importance of addressing tobacco, 5’As of tobacco cessation, medication management, the UC California Smokers Helpline, and reducing secondhand smoke exposure in children.


Top Ten Reasons to Address Tobacco


The 5 A's of of Tobacco Cessation


Medication for Smoking Cessation


The California Smokers Helpline


Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Children


How Nurses at UC Can Address Tobacco Dependence