In keeping with our motto, "We make lives better," UT Health San Antonio is promoting its status as a tobacco-free campus as part of the UT System.

This means that all tobacco products—including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes (vaping pens)—are strictly prohibited inside and outside of buildings and anywhere on campus grounds.

See the full tobacco-free policy, launched in 2000 and revised in 2017 in the UT Health SA Handbook of Operating Procedures.

While UT Health San Antonio does not require faculty, staff, and students who are tobacco users to quit, the university does have many resources available for individuals who would like to quit.

Quitxt logo You’re also invited to join Quitxt, a text-message or Facebook Messenger program in English or Spanish to help young adults quit smoking!

Quitxt provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and online support to help smokers in South Texas quit smoking and stay quit, thanks to 30-year health researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez and her Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

"As role models for health in San Antonio, we're excited to bring together our university's many quit-smoking resources to help our faculty, staff, and students have the healthiest lives possible," Ramirez said. 

Note: Tobacco-Free at UT Health San Antonio provides quit-smoking resources, tips, and information for general knowledge and awareness. We cannot answer personal medical questions or give medical advice. Concerns about a medical condition should be directed to a health care professional.

UT Health San Antonio wants to support you in your decision to quit smoking!