In order to promote a healthy environment in which to learn and work, Wright State University will become a tobacco-free campus on July 1, 2017. To help faculty, staff and students who wish to quit, the university is partnering with Public Health—Dayton and Montgomery County and WCORHA WELLScript to offer free tobacco cessation classes at the Dayton and Lake campuses.
“One of the guiding principles of Wright State’s person-centered approach to the development of our employees and students is to promote behaviors that support a healthy workforce and student body,” said Doug Newton, Wright State’s Wellness Program director. “We are committed to offering a robust array of tobacco cessation resources to faculty, staff and students.”
Five-week sessions begin March 8 and 9 in the Employee Health and Wellness Center, 111B Medical Sciences building. Classes take place:
- Wednesdays, 4–5 p.m., on March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
- Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., on March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6
Classes include free nicotine replacement therapy patches. Clinical best practice smoking cessation is modeled after the Mayo Clinic program. Classes will take participants through the quitting process, from “Thinking About Quitting” to “Staying Quit For Good.”
An eight-week group tobacco cessation class will be offered on Mondays, March 6 to April 24, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 117 Dwyer Hall.
Participants will receive an individualized quit plan and learn about proven strategies, relapse prevention and the best nicotine replacement therapy for them.