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Smoking CessationCommunity Services

American Lung AssociationFreedom From Smoking Program

Available online programs including an 8session program that provides step-by-stephelp and support.

California Smokers Helpline

Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS.Free, confidential, phone counseling and textmessage program to help a smoker quit. Ifyou have Medi-Cal, you may qualify for 4weeks of free nicotine patches.

Information and resources to help a smokerquit. Free phone apps to help a smokerprepare to quit smoking, change smokingbehavior, and manage cravings.

Services for PDC Students

Smoking cessation services are avaiable for free for all PDC students at the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Student Health Center located in the Health Sciences Building.

Free services include:

  • Individualized health promotion education sessions with a health educator to learn how to quit smoking and to stay tobacco-free.
  • Appointment with a nurse practitioner to learn about niccotine replacement therapy.
  • Appointment with a counselor to discuss personal issues related to one's smoking behavor.

These free services are also available at the CSUSB Student Health Center and Psychological Counseling Center.

For more information please contact Albert Angelo

What is Not Permitted?

All forms of tobacco, including but not limited to:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Hookahs
  • All forms of smokeless tobacco

Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, dipping or any other use of tobacco products.


Smoking refers to inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of any lighted or heated tobacco product, as well as non-tobacco smoking substances and smoking instruments.

Understanding the Policy

PDC is committed to providing the campus community with a tobacco-free environment. The information below highlights the university's policy:


Smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on campus, both indoors and outdoors, at all times. Products prohibited include cigarettes, cigars, chew, e-cigarettes, nicotine vaporizers, hookahs and all similar smoking and smokeless tobacco products.


PDC is committed to the health, wellness, and safety of all students and the sustainability and cleanliness of the campus. A smoke and tobacco-free university creates a more respectful environment for PDC students, staff, faculty, and visitors and demonstrates to the Coachella Valley the university's commitment to the community's health, vitality, and wellbeing.


Respect and compliance is the responsibility of each individual member of the PDC community. However, if necessary, policy violations will be addressed by appropriate university personnel.


The entire Palm Desert campus including all buildings, parking lots, sidewalks, walkways, campus lawns and outdoor areas.


Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are asked to comply with this policy.

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