Georgia Regents University

   

Tobacco Cessation Program 

It is our responsibility as a university and as a cancer center to provide a healthier learning and working environment for all our students, faculty and staff—and to help improve public health in our community.  
Let us help you and the people you care about quit tobacco for life!
The public, patients, area businesses and the GRU community can participate.

We offer an integrative approach to helping cigarette smokers, electronic cigarette smokers, and spit tobacco users quit using tobacco.

Our cessation clinic and classes use evidence-based methods to help you and the people you care about live a healthier life without tobacco! Make your appointment today!  

Cessation clinic and classes:

  • Available to the general public 18 years of age or older
  • Access to the Georgia Regents EmployeePharmacy
  • Convenient with easy access and parking

 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Make an Appointment for an Initial Visit & Health Assessment Call 706-721-6744

STEP 2. Cessation Class

STEP 3. Get Ready
 
Please let us know of your interest in quitting smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes or stopping chew and spit tobacco.

Questions? Email us at cessation@gru.edu. or call for an appointment 706-721-6744.

E-Cigarettes Not Recommended 

E-cigs are not recommended as an alternative to conventional cigarettes nor as a cessation device. They contain and emit propylene glycol. Health consequences include: 
  • airway irritation
  • asthma
  • impaired lung function
 They do not emit "harmless water vapor." The secondhand aerosol contains nicotine, ultra-fine particles, and low levels of chemical and metal toxins that are known to cause cancer.  

Lung Cancer Screening                             

The Georgia Regents Medical Center is offering FREE lung screening to smokers, ages 50-80 years that smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20-30+ years. Additional screening criteria apply. 

To see if you qualify to participate in the lung screenig program:

 

Great American Smokeout (GASO)     
November 20, 2014

The Cancer Center, the Georgia Prevention Institute, and the GRHealth Respiratory Care Services Program set up eight "Commit to Quit" stations at the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses as part of the Great American Smokeout. Locations included the GRU Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital of Georgia, the Medical Office Building, the hospital's west entrance and Terrace Dining, as well as Annex 1, Health Sciences Campus Student Center, and the Jaguar Student Activities Center on the Summerville Campus. 

Over 340 students, employees, patients, and visitors either signed up to make a commitment to quit smoking or to help inform others about the Cancer Center's tobacco cessation services. They gathered printed information about the health consequences of smoking conventional cigarettes and of electronic cigarettes. Visitors to the Summerville location viewed the video "GRU Tobacco-Free is Everybody's Business."

For media coverage about the GASO and free lung screening, visit the websites for area television and print media outlets.

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