Georgia Tech Continues to Breathe Easy
As the fall semester kicks off, the Institute will be celebrating the three-year anniversary of Georgia Tech’s commitment to being a tobacco- and smoke-free campus. To commemorate this occasion, Health & Well-Being is posting new signage campuswide. This includes campus building window decals. (Those interested in posting additional signage can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy dates back to March 2014, when the Board of Regents adopted a tobacco- and smoke-free campus policy for all universities and colleges in the University System of Georgia (USG). The purpose of the policy was to create a health-supporting community for everyone — tobacco-users and non-users alike. The policy defines "Tobacco Products" as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. This policy still applies to all students, staff, faculty, vendors, and visitors (as long as they are on a USG campus).
Students interested in tobacco cessation can schedule an appointment in the Stamps Health Services primary care clinic. The USG also provides numerous tobacco cessation resources for faculty and staff. Visit the USG Well-Being website for more information. Additionally, students, faculty, and staff can learn more about cessation options by visiting the Stamps Health website or by sending an email to email@example.com to request more information.