Kauai Community College in partnership with the Tobacco Free Kauai (TFK) Coalition will take part in the 35th American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit and to provide resources for smokers to know where to go for help on and off-campus. KCC and TFK representatives will be providing free quit kits and tobacco free and second hand smoke information to faculty, students, staff and campus visitors on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria courtyard. For help to quit, contact the Wellness Center at 245-8307 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the 35th Great American Smokeout, visit http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/index.
- Other cessation services available on Kauai and in the State:
The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW for FREE, confidential, phone based cessation services or visit their website at http://www.callitquitshawaii.org
HMSA Ready Set Quit, Telephone counseling, case management, tobacco cessation classes and NRT, Neighbor Islands Call 1 (800) 225-4122
Ho`ola La Hui Hawaii Native Hawaiian Healthcare System, Pau Tobacco, (for registered users of Ho`ola La Hui Hawaii Kauai Community Health Center only) 240-0107
Kauai Family Center, Tobacco Cessation Program, Two Locations: Nanas House, Waimea 338-0252, and Hale Ho`omalu, Kapaa 841-2520.
In an effort to improve the working and learning environment of the university and to protect faculty, staff, students, and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure while on the Kauai Community College campus, we kindly ask for your compliance with the existing UH System Tobacco Products Policy. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas: building courtyards, breezeways, terraces, exterior stairways, access ramps, outdoor dining patios, terraces, lanais; within 20 feet of building entrances, exits; within 50 feet of designated pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation; within performing arts stadiums and arenas, including walkways, corridors, and seating areas. For the complete policy, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/smokingpolicy/. This policy applies to the entire university community, including faculty, staff, students and visitors. We need your help to make our campus cleaner and our lives healthier. Mahalo.
Helen Cox, Chancellor