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Tobacco-free campus video accepted into national film festival

tobacco-awareness2Georgia Regents University’s tobacco-free campus video has been accepted into the American Public Health Association’s Film Festival.  The video is entitled “We Believe Health Matters: A Tobacco-Free Campus” and will be aired during the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in Chicago on Nov.4.

Click here to watch the video.

According to Christine O’Meara, director of the GRU Cancer Center’s Cancer Information and Awareness program, the  video has been considered a model for other U.S. colleges and universities as many of them follow the growing trend of institutions enforcing tobacco-free campus policies.

“We are very grateful to have our video featured in the APHA’s Film Festival and we hope the video encourages people to know that  we are tobacco-free for health,” said O’Meara.

The video was written and directed by  O’Meara and was funded by a University System of Georgia Wellness Mini-Grant awarded to the GRU Cancer Center. It also features Danielle Harris, Senior Media Relations Coordinator in GRU’s Division of Communications and Marketing, and Joseph Tingen, a 2015 graduate of GRU’s Medical College of Georgia. Tingen is currently a general surgery resident for the Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C.

 

 

Tobacco-free campus community forums

 

Tobacco-Free Campus

AUGUSTA, Ga.- In order to reinforce a campus-wide tobacco-free initiative that went into effect Aug. 1, Georgia Regents University will offer several community forums throughout the fall semester. All of these programs are free and will be held on GRU’s Summerville campus. View a complete list of activities below and visit www.gru.edu/tobaccofree for more information.

Aug. 29, Forum

Why I Quit

Marc Miller, Dean of GRU’s Hull College of Business

6 p.m., University Hall, room 170

Sept. 19, Forum

No Spit Sherlock: Smoking Kills

Scott DiRossi, Chair of GRU’s Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

6 p.m., University Hall, room 170

 

Oct. 17, Forum

Electronic Cigarettes: Behind the Smokescreen

6 p.m., University Hall, Room 170

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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.  http://www.gru.edu

Tobacco-free campus community forums and events

Tobacco FreeIn recognition of Georgia Regents University’s Forest Hills and Summerville campuses going tobacco-free in August, GRU will host several tobacco-free-themed community forums and events throughout the fall semester. All of these programs are free and will be held on GRU’s Summerville Campus. View a complete list of activities below:

 

Aug. 29, Forum

Why I Quit

Marc Miller, Dean of the Hull College of Business. 6-7 p.m., University Hall, room 170

 

Sept. 19, Forum

No Spit Sherlock: Smoking Kills

Scott DiRossi, Chair of the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences. 6 p.m., University Hall, room 170

 

Oct. 8, Health Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom

Sponsored by GRU’s College of Nursing

 

Oct. 17, Forum

Electronic Cigarettes: Behind the Smokescreen

6-7 p.m., University Hall, room 170

 

Nov. 20, Great American Smokeout

KICKOFF. 6 p.m., Maxwell Theatre

 

Nov. 21, Great American Smokeout Events

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jaguar Student Activities Center Breezeway

Sponsored by GRU Student Life & Engagement, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Cancer Center

 

For more information and event updates, visit gru.edu/tobaccofree.

GRU now offering cessation classes

In recognition of the Forest Hills and Summerville campuses going tobacco-free in August, the Cancer Center is now offering cessation classes to the GRU community. During this six-week program, participants will attend one-hour sessions taught by the medical staff at Georgia Regents Medical Center and have access to a mobile library of tobacco cessation materials. Classes for students will be held in the Jaguar Student Activities Center on the Summerville Campus on Mondays at noon and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Seminars for faculty and staff will be held on the Health Sciences Campus on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesdays at noon. For more information, call 706-721-6744 or register at www.grhealth.org.

GRU now offering cessation classes

In recognition of the Forest Hills and Summerville campuses going tobacco-free in August, the Cancer Center is now offering cessation classes to the GRU community. During this six-week program, participants will attend one-hour sessions taught by the medical staff at Georgia Regents Medical Center and have access to a mobile library of tobacco cessation materials. Classes for students will be held  on the Summerville Campus on Mondays  and Wednesdays at noon as well as Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Seminars for faculty and staff will be held on the Health Sciences Campus on Mondays at 2 p.m.  and 5:30 p.m. in addition to a class on Tuesdays at noon on the Summerville Campus. For more information, call 706-721-6744 or register at www.grhealth.org.

Tobacco Free Policy Survey

On August 1, 2013, all GRU campuses will become 100% tobacco-free.  Please take a moment to complete this survey which measures attitudes and perceptions of the GRU Augusta community about tobacco-use on the GRU Augusta campuses and the GRHealth System, Inc. Your input will help guide community enforcement of the tobacco-free policy and the GRU education and cessation services offered to students, faculty and staff.  Results will be summarized and posted at www.gru.edu/tobaccofree. The link to the survey is located at the end of this e-mail.

Thank you for your input,

Georgia Regents University Augusta

Institutional Effectiveness | Enterprise Project Management Office

Project Team – Tobacco-Free Campus

Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

https://gru.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a9mHPvvYruwdJnT