Globally, tobacco use is the second largest cause of death; there is no safe way to use tobacco. Due to the continued health risks that come from tobacco usage, High Point University has created a tobacco policy. The following comes from the HPU HR Staff Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual: “High Point University has established a tobacco-free environment. Consequently, use, distribution, or sale of tobacco, including any smoking device, or carrying of any lighted smoking instrument, or tobacco-related items including posters and wearing apparel in University buildings or on University premises without exception, at events on University premises, or in University-owned, rented or leased vehicles, is prohibited.”
Quitting tobacco can be a challenge for anyone; preparing to quit helps generate greater success. Here are some tips to help you along:
1. Set a Quit Date.
2. Use social support; tell your friends and family of your decision and ask them to encourage you during the hard moments.
3. Anticipate and Plan for Challenges. What are your triggers? How do you curb cravings?
4. Talk with your physician or pharmacist about options such as medications or behavioral therapy to assist.