15853234180001332568501

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Campus

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy

View the Emmanuel College Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy, last modified July 1, 2014. The policy took effect August 11, 2014.

See more

Emmanuel College Announces Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy

April 29, 2014
A message from President Sr. Janet Eisner, SND:

In January 2014, I appointed an ad hoc committee to initiate a campus-wide dialogue about the possibility of Emmanuel College's becoming a smoke- and/or tobacco-free campus. Over the past several months, the Emmanuel College Smoke/Tobacco-Free Exploratory Committee gathered feedback from the Emmanuel community and issued a report of its findings.

I am pleased to accept the committee's recommendation that the College adopt a smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The recommendation was made with a view to the health, safety and comfort of our students, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as Emmanuel's commitment to provide and maintain an optimal working and living environment for all members of our community. The Board of Trustees affirmed this decision at its Spring Board meeting.

The College will fully transition to a smoke- and tobacco-free campus on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Many thanks to the students, faculty and staff who served as members of the exploratory committee, and to the committee's chair, Vice President for Government and Community Relations Sarah Welsh. I commend them for conducting an open and informed process and for recommending a thoughtful and forward-looking policy for Emmanuel College.


An Emerging National Issue

The Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) was launched in September 2012 by U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and other educational and tobacco policy experts at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

More from Howard Koh:

Smoke and Tobacco-Free U.S. Colleges and Universities

In September 2012, 16.9% of campuses were smoke or tobacco-free. (774 of 4,583 campuses)
As of January 1, 2016, the percentage has jumped to 32% (1,475 of 4,583 campuses) and continues to rise.


Tobacco Cessation

Resources for Students

Lauren Davis, NP, Director of Health Services, Emmanuel College

If you have tried to quit before then you know that quitting tobacco is not easy. In fact, most cigarette smokers try on average to quit seven times before they are successful. It can be done, and we can help. Health Services has trained staff that can be of assistance in helping you quit. Research shows that getting help increases the chances you will be successful in your quitting efforts. Cessation aids (nicotine products and prescription medications) can help decrease withdrawal symptoms (i.e. trouble sleeping, mood changes, and trouble concentrating, etc.) from nicotine that is found in tobacco products. Additionally, cessation aids help in reducing desires and urges to smoke and use tobacco. By decreasing withdrawal symptoms, reducing desires and urges allows you to focus on modifying behaviors that may be associated with smoking and tobacco use.  So, whether you need a prescription for a cessation medication or just to talk, come in so we can help. We can provide you with the tools you need to become a nonsmoker for good.

If you would like to make an appointment at Health Services, please call 617-264-7678.  We are open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and are located in the basement of St. Joseph Hall.

Tips and Tricks to Stop Tobacco

  • Get help. You are more likely to be successful if you use some type of help.
  • Prepare mentally, you will need willpower to break the habit for good.
  • Be prepared and be realistic. When you first quit you may feel restless, irritable, frustrated, and even sleepless. These will pass as the addictive effects of the nicotine in tobacco leave your system.
  • Make a list of why you want to be tobacco free. You can use this to help you through the tough first few days.
  • Set a date. This helps with your mental preparation.
  • Tell your friends, family, coworkers and everyone else who can be supportive. This helps make your quitting efforts more real.
  • Avoid temptation. Especially in the first few tough days, you will likely want to avoid situations or people who were part of your tobacco rituals.
  • Hang in there. It takes about two weeks to get nicotine out of your system. The cravings will subside and soon it will be much easier to say NO forever.


Resources for Faculty, Staff + Administrators

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care offers free telephone counseling, referrals to stop-smoking programs and online communities for subscribers.
Emmanuel's Employee Assistance Program, AllOne Health, also offers numerous resources, including articles, tobacco-free kits and counseling.

Contact the Office of Human Resources for more information.

 

Explore Emmanuel

Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

Learn More
Learn More
Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

Learn More
Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

Learn More
Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

Learn More
Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

Learn More
Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

Learn More
Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

Learn More
Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

Learn More
Learn More
Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

Learn More
Learn More

Let's Get Started.

Emmanuel is a place where students broaden their sense of what’s possible and prepare for inspiring careers in an ever-changing world. Be here.