Smoke, Tobacco and Vape Free Policy
Tobacco Cessation Available for All Albertus Magnus Community Members
In January 2022, the Albertus Magnus College will join more than 2,500 colleges and universities across the country and become a smoke, vape and tobacco-free campus. To help support our community members adapt to this new policy, The College is committed to providing comprehensive cessation support for those who want to quit or who choose to reduce their use, yet continue to smoke off campus.
Free confidential support with quitting and reducing all forms of tobacco products including: electronic nicotine delivery systems (such as JUUL), cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco is available starting immediately. Additionally, quit kits, phone or in person cessation meetings, information on how to obtain free nicotine replacement therapy, and other cessation information is available for all students, faculty and staff at no cost. If you are interested in any of these supports, please contact one of the College’s Tobacco Treatment Specialists.
Contact an Albertus Tobacco Treatment Specialist:
Courtney Mattiace, PsyD, Director of Health & Wellness email@example.com
Elena Tamayo Heitz, RN, BSN, Health Clinic firstname.lastname@example.org
- To learn more about the risks of electronic nicotine delivery systems, visit the Office of the Surgeon General
- The CT Quitline offers free cessation counseling, a 2-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy, and other tobacco cessation support. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or enroll in the web based version found here
- Text DITCHJUUL to 887-09 to enroll in a free, text based program to help quit vaping.
- Web based services and app to download: https://smokefree.gov/
Additionally, Health & Wellness offers classroom presentations on electronic nicotine delivery systems tailored for Albertus Magnus students. Professors can contact Elena Tamayo Heitz, RN or Courtney Mattiace, Psy.D. to request a presentation.
All members of the Albertus Magnus community share responsibility to respect this policy. Thank you for doing your part!