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 ResponsibilityHave 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.
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT (GASO)
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tools, tips, and resources designed to help smokers quit were available at eight campus locations as part of the Great American Smokeout.
At the stations over 100 students, employees, patients, and visitors pledged to quit or pledged to tell others about the GRU Cancer Center's cessation services. They gathered information about health consequences of tobacco use, and the GRU Cancer Center's Tobacco Cessation Services and the lung screening program.
A campus-wide, creative, teaching and learning competition promoting “Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Matters In Learning Environments,” the SMILE Competition is a social media-based competition where GRU students and employees have a chance to develop an effective and creative way to stop others from using tobacco.