As of January 1, 2021
The health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff is an ongoing priority for Washington State Community College. The use of tobacco is one of the leading preventable health risks worldwide, and avoiding tobacco is one of the most important actions a person can take to support overall health and wellness. As of January 1, 2021, WSCC will become a smoke- and tobacco-free campus to support a green and clean environment, prepare students for tobacco-free environments in their future, and support the health and wellness of our campus community. View the policy here.
What can I do to quit smoking?
- There are a lot of different things you can do to help you quit. For example, there are phone counseling programs, medications (prescription and non-prescription), support groups, and more. Learn about more ways to quit at https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco.html or https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/explore-quit-methods.
Who can I call to talk to about quitting smoking?
- Talk with your doctor about quitting smoking
- Speak to a trained tobacco treatment counselor
- The National Cancer Institute Quitline is free and open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time: 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)
- Speak with other smokers who are trying to quit
- Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) is a free community of smokers providing support to each other to quit smoking. Find an in-person meeting at https://nicotine-anonymous.org/ or call 877-TRY-NICA (1-877-879-6422).
Who can I text about quitting smoking?
- You may sign up for text messages at https://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt . (Your cell phone company may charge to get these messages. Contact your provider for more information about your text messaging plan.)
Can I chat online with someone about smoking?
- Yes. You can chat with a counselor for free Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time at https://livehelp.cancer.gov/app/chat/chat_launch.