University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Support

Tobacco-free Living:  Part of Your Treatment for Cancer

 Smoking Cessation Support at UCSF



Whether you are trying to prevent cancer, are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or are a cancer survivor, living tobacco-free is an integral part of your cancer care.


Facing a cancer diagnosis can be stressful.

  • If you smoke, this can put you in a difficult situation.
  • We appreciate how hard it can be to think about stopping smoking.

It is never too late to stop smoking. People with cancer who stop can experience benefits, including:

  • Easier breathing
  • Less fatigue
  • Better pain control
  • Fewer and less serious treatment side effects
  • Helping cancer treatments work better
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Faster recovery from treatment
  • Decreased risk of developing new cancers
  • Feeling more in control of their lives

The UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center can provide support and treatment options that best fit your needs for stopping smoking or staying tobacco-free.
Contact: 415-885-7895
ucsfhealth.org/tobaccotreatment

  • Ask your provider to refer you, or call the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center to speak with a tobacco treatment specialist
  • Our tobacco treatment specialists will answer your questions and describe your options for smoking cessation counseling and support

Resources for Download

Tobacco Free living Stop Smoking Resources