Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center (FTTC)

Two ways to enroll:

1. Online:

2. Phone: 415-885-7895 or Fax: 415-885-3852

The stop smoking services at the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center (FTTC) are available to anyone from the community, UCSF Medical Center patients and employees, and UCSF campus employees and students.

Stopping smoking is the single most important thing any of us can do for our health and the health of the people we love.

Many smokers find it useful to get support and information. Here at UCSF Medical Center, we are fortunate to have an on site program with proven efficacy (more than 45% quit rates at completion), offered by professionals with years of experience helping smokers to become smoke free. The FTTC enjoys a reputation for being a non-judgmental, non-fear based resource and also very informational. If you’ve tried to stop smoking and been unsuccessful, don’t give in to feeling discouraged. Most smokers make multiple attempts before ultimately becoming smoke free. If you’ve tried stopping and are still smoking, it’s likely you have not yet found the treatment plan that is suitable for you. Today, we have new ways of using old medications, and there are also newer medications available.

Groups are led by a nurse who is a former smoker and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist with over 25 years experience helping smokers quit. A pharmacist presents a class on all the current medications and the different ways they can be used.

You can call yourself or be referred by your physician or other health care provider.  Your or your provider can contact us directly.  Click here for the Class Schedule.

Stop Smoking Group Program: Meets once weekly on Tuesdays, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, for 4 consecutive weeks . The sessions cover issues related to smoking or health, information about medications, addiction and the brain, and tools for building motivation. ($55 for 4 weeks)

Relapse Prevention Support Group: Meets weekly for 1 ¼ hours on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 6:45 pm. The support group sessions are available to graduates of the Stop Smoking Program, whether or not they are smoke free. ($5 donation requested, not required).

You have nothing to lose by checking out FTTC’s programs.  Contact information for the FTTC can be found here.

There are special cost-saving benefits available to UCSF Employees interested in taking classes at the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center.  For more information, click here.  

On April 27th, 2012, the Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center held a kick-off event and an educational symposium. The program included several presentations: Treating tobacco dependence: we can do better. Steve Schroeder , MD, Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, UCSF

Strategies for treating hospitalized smokers. Nancy Rigotti, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Director, Tobacco Research and Treatment Center; Associate Chief, General Medicine Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Pharmacotherapy for special populations: cardiac and pregnant smokers. Neal Benowitz, MD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Psychiatry, and Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF

To view the symposium, go to the following link (start at minute 11:11):