We now join over 580 other U.S. colleges and universities and more than 2,800 hospitals and healthcare institutions that have made the conscious decision to eliminate the use of tobacco campus-wide. As a result, our campus will transform into a healthier, cleaner environment that truly supports the overall wellness of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors.
For a quick overview of what this policy means, please take a few minutes to watch the following video:
OTHER REMINDERS AND RESOURCES:
· TEMPORARY SMOKING ZONES; From January through August of 2012, there will be 14 temporary smoking zones located on Emory University and Emory Healthcare campuses. For a map of smoking zone locations, go to: http://www.tobaccofree.emory.edu/policy/coverage_area.html.
· CESSATION HELP: For those in the Emory community who need help quitting tobacco, please know that Emory is here to help. We offer numerous tobacco cessation resources and programs at no cost: http://www.tobaccofree.emory.edu/cessation/index.html.
· COMMUNITY ENFORCEMENT: We, as members of the Emory community, all have the responsibility to let others know about our new, tobacco-free policy. For more information on enforcement and tips for approaching smokers, go to: http://www.tobaccofree.emory.edu/enforcement/index.html
Thank you for your continued support and assistance with a successful transition to a tobacco-free Emory! And, best wishes for a healthy new year.
Tobacco-Free Emory Task Force