The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Smoke Free A Step-By-Step Guide to Quitting -

"I'd like to quit, but I just don't know how," says a worker in the BUILT video No Butts About It. Almost everybody who has tried to quit tobacco use can relate to his frustration. If you want to know how to quit is the place to go.

This website was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It offers science based, proven tools to help anybody quit smoking. Since "different people need different resources as they try to quit," a combination of information and professional assistance is offered. Choose the help that best fits your needs.

An online step-by-step cessation guide.

Telephone quitlines. (California Smokers Helpline, and others)

NCI's own national telephone quitline.

NCI's online instant messaging service.

Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered.

Read the Step-By-Step Guide to Quitting and find out how you can begin living a smoke-free life.