We Believe Health Matters: A Tobacco-Free Campus
With the growing trend among colleges and universities going tobacco-free this video offers other universities, colleges, and even businesses a quick and useful reference tool that models ways to educate stakeholders about the institution being tobacco-free, not just smoke-free. It demonstrates ways students and employees can participate in community enforcement as a shared responsibility. This tobacco-free campus video has been incorporated into GRU's new employee orientation and is viewed on-line as part of GRU’s new student orientation. The video serves as an important educational tool designed to reinforce a new tobacco-free campus norm!
1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014.
2. The Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation. Second report of a WHO Study Group. World Health Organization Technical Report Series 951. 2008
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy
Explain what a tobacco-free campus means Describe at least three components of a tobacco-free campus policy Identify two ways students or employees can participate in the shared responsibility of enforcing a tobacco-free campus policy.
Keyword(s): Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and prog, Public health or related public policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a public health professional, I have been engaged in tobacco prevention and control since 1995. More recently, I helped update the Georgia Regents University tobacco-free campus policy in 2013 and oversaw two components of the GRU Tobacco-Free Campus initiative: Community Outreach and Cessation Services. I actively participated on the GRU Tobacco-free Campus Core Committee overseeing the policy implementation. I developed the content,produced, and directed the GRU tobacco-free campus video.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes
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|Georgia Regents University||Public Health Education||Employment (includes retainer)|
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.