Effective July 1, 2012, Paradise Valley Community College will be smoke- and tobacco-free, which means the college will be a smoke-free environment in all buildings as well as within the boundaries of the property. Maricopa Chancellor Rufus Glasper said this decision was made in consideration for the health and well being of the Maricopa family: students, faculty and staff.
Understanding that this policy will be difficult for tobacco users, the District is prepared to help those who are affected through a variety of means, including classes and smoking cessation programs.
Maricopa BreatheEasy is a healthy-living initiative sponsored by the Maricopa Community Colleges. Its goal is to provide information and support to Maricopa students, faculty members and staff in support of the elimination of tobacco products from all District property.
Legend smoking cessation products, such as Zyban, Chantix, and Nicotrol inhaler are covered up to an annual limit of $270 through Express Scripts. *Over the counter smoking cessation products, such as Nicotine patches, nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges are not covered.
Call It Quits is an iPhone app that will let you set your own goals, personalize your experience, create a support network, and Call-A-Coach – in those moments you need help the most.
Each year we help thousands of Arizonans overcome their tobacco addiction and provide free training and technical assistance to healthcare providers.
This program facilitates and provides training and technical assistance to community-based organizations in collaboration with Arizona’s Tobacco Education and Prevention Program to increase the community’s awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.
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Breathe Easy Buddies
Opportunity for you to get a buddy that will assist with quitting
Watch for upcoming On Campus Cessation Classes for Staff & Students
Contact Bianca Rodriguez for information on the classes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The program is 8 weeks and each class runs for one hour.
- Health effects of tobacco products
- Nicotine addiction process and effects on the body
- Personal reasons for using tobacco and reasons they want to stop using
- Tools to identify personal withdrawal symptoms and addiction level
- A personalized plan to cope with withdraw symptoms
- Medications available and how to obtain
- Personal triggers and plan to cope/avoid.
- Relaxation techniques
- Tips to avoid weight gain
- Support team
- Relapse prevention
Many topics are built upon each week and reinforced as needed.