Tobacco-Free JSCC

Beginning January 1, 2014, Jackson State will become a tobacco-free campus. The new tobacco policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products on campus including cigarettes and cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff and smokeless electronic devices. This new policy will make Jackson State one of the over 750 schools in the country that have gone tobacco-free or smoke-free. We will begin by focusing on education, making certain that staff and students are fully aware of the policy and making tobacco cessation resources and tips available to those that want to undertake that process. Once we move forward into the enforcement plan beginning on January 1, 2014, we ask that everybody respectfully adhere to the policy while on campus grounds.

This initiative should help our campus community as a whole. It is our hope that together we can become healthier, happier, more successful students and employees.

There are many cessation aids and techniques available. We have worked diligently to compile a list of resources listed below for those that decide to stop using tobacco.

Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Additional Resource for Employees:

EAP Counseling: Up to six free visits are available for employees and eligible family members for: developing smoking/tobacco use cessation plans; those struggling with issues related to smoking/tobacco use cessation; communications conflict issues within the family related to cessation. Call the Tennessee EAP toll-free number,1-855-437-3486, 24 hours a day.

For employees covered under the State of TN health insurance plan (either with Cigna or Blue Cross Blue Shield) can use pharmacy benefits to obtain cessation related prescriptions.