FAIRBORN — In less than one month, Wright State University will become a tobacco-free campus, joining more than 1,400 other colleges and universities in the United States that have chosen to become tobacco free.
The new tobacco-free policy, which officially takes effect Saturday, July 1, will help promote a healthy environment in which students, staff, faculty and others can learn, work, live and visit.
“Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you can do for your health,” said Doug Newton, Wright State’s Wellness program director. “One of the guiding principles of Wright State’s person-centered approach is to promote behaviors that support a healthy workforce and student body.”
To that end, the university is partnering with Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County and WCORHA WELLScript to continue to offer free tobacco cessation classes for faculty, staff and students at the Dayton and Lake campuses.
The next round of classes at the Dayton campus include a five-week tobacco cessation course that started June 1 and continues through June 8, 15, 22 and 29. Classes include free nicotine replacement therapy patches. Clinical best practice smoking cessation is modeled after the Mayo Clinic program. This course will take participants through the quitting process, from “Thinking About Quitting” to “Staying Quit For Good.”
Story courtesy of Wright State University.