WSU offers smoking cessation classes


Greene County News



FAIRBORN — In order to promote a healthy environment to learn and work, Wright State University will officially become a tobacco-free campus as of Saturday, July 1. To help faculty, staff and students who wish to quit, the university is offering free tobacco cessation classes at the Dayton and Lake campuses.

“One of the guiding principles of Wright State’s person-centered approach to the development of our employees and students is to promote behaviors that support a healthy workforce and student body,” said Doug Newton, Wright State’s Wellness Program director. “We are committed to offering a robust array of tobacco cessation resources to faculty, staff and students.”

The five-week sessions have already started and will take place Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5; Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6 for the Dayton campus.

Classes include free nicotine replacement therapy patches. Clinical best practice smoking cessation is modeled after the Mayo Clinic program. Classes will take participants through the quitting process, from “Thinking About Quitting” to “Staying Quit For Good.”

Wright State is partnering with Public Health—Dayton and Montgomery County and WCORHA WELLScript to offer the classes.

For more details contact Doug Newton at 937-775-5256 or [email protected] For additional information, visit wright.edu/tobaccofree.

Greene County News

Story courtesy of Wright State University.

Story courtesy of Wright State University.

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