Beginning in January 2015 the University will offer a comprehensive tobacco cessation program. All full and part-time faculty and staff tobacco users are invited to participate in the inaugural session of Clayton State University’s “Breath of Fresh Air” program.
The goal of the program is to support tobacco cessation for Clayton State University employees.
The anticipated outcomes are to:
ü Promote a tobacco and smoke-free campus environment
ü Educate on the health and financial consequences and benefits of using versus not using tobacco products
ü Offer tobacco and smoking cessation interventions (non-nicotine medication therapy, educational materials, individual counseling, motivation incentives, and other support services/resources etc.) as part of a health and wellness strategy to motivate tobacco cessation.
The program will begin with an assessment by the University Health Services (UHS) clinic to evaluate the participant’s medical condition and level of tobacco addiction to create and implement an individualized counseling, non-nicotine treatment therapy, and other intervention/support strategies, as needed, to increase potential for success and improve overall health. Incentives will be offered throughout the program.
This could be one of the best health decisions you ever make. Remember, participation in the program is voluntary and confidential. If you decide to take the important first step and choose to participate in the program, Angela Free will provide your name and contact information to the UHS program coordinator at that time.
Please respond via email with your decision to participate in the January session of “Breath of Fresh Air” no later than Dec. 19. Program participants will be provided with additional information the week of Jan. 5, 2015. The program will be available throughout 2015, so if you want to participate at a later date, please let Free know when you are ready.
If you have questions or concerns, please call, email or stop by to discuss.