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Tobacco Free Campus


On August 1, 2013, GRU became tobacco-free. 

All 31 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia became tobacco-free October 1, 2014.

The use of tobacco products of any kind, including electronic-cigarettes (e-cigs) is prohibited on all university properties, including academic, research and clinical buildings, parking lots, and green spaces. At GRU this includes satellite facilities such as our West Augusta practice site. The tobacco-free policy applies to employees, students, patients, visitors, and vendors.

Tobacco-Free is Everybody's Business - It's a Shared Responsibility

Have you passed someone smoking on campus but are unsure about what to say to them? Watch the video for ideas on how to approach the person. Get your ID badge-sized card with tobacco-free campus talking points from the Badge Offices on the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses.  


Multiple Events in 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Community Forum 5:30pm -6:30pm
Free Oral Health Screening 6:30-7:30pm

Tools, tips, and resources designed to help smokers quit will be available at the Augusta Richmond County main library as part of the Great American Smokeout.

GRU Campus Events

GRU students and employees can visit Commit to Quit stations from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Summerville Campus:
- JSAC Breezeway

Health Sciences Campus:
- Harrison Education Commons lobby
- Children's Hospital of Georgia lobby

At the Commit to Quit stations pledge to quit smoking traditional or e-cigarettes or pledge to tell others about the importance of quitting smoking and about the GRU Cancer Center's cessation services. Information about health consequences of tobacco use, the GRU Cancer Center's Tobacco Cessation Services, and the lung screening program will be available.

The GASO events are presented by the GRU Cancer Center, the Georgia Prevention Institute, and the GRU College of Dental Medicine.



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