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Emory is tobacco free

Emory University kicks off the 2012-2013 school year by fully implementing a tobacco-free policy on campus.  Watch this video interview with Dr. Jeff Koplan, Director of Emory’s Global Health Institute and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about why the campus should be proud of this recent policy change.


If you need smoking cessation support, please visit: http://www.tobaccofree.emory.edu/cessation/index.html. Additionally, you can anonymously report violations of the tobacco-free policy by going to: http://apps.hr.emory.edu/TobaccoFree.

Supportive environments a key factor in successful smoking cessation

According to Carla Berg, professor in the Rollins School of Public Health and a member of Winship’s Cancer Prevention and Control program smoking cessation is more likely to succeed when an individual is provided social support. Critical to maintaining a tobacco-free lifestyle is a positive outlook on success reinforced by family and friends, rather than negative complaints about smoking behaviors and nagging about the problem.

An interview with Dr. Berg and additional information about behaviors that promote smoking cessation is available through the Emory News Center.