On August 1, 2013, Augusta University became tobacco-free.
All 31 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia became tobacco-free October 1, 2014.
The use of tobacco products of any kind, including electronic-cigarettes (e-cigs) is prohibited on all university properties, including academic, research and clinical buildings, parking lots, and green spaces. At Augusta University this includes satellite facilities such as our West Augusta practice site. The tobacco-free policy applies to employees, students, patients, visitors, and vendors.
Have you passed someone smoking on campus but are unsure about what to say to them? Watch the video for ideas on how to approach the person.
Tools, tips, and resources designed to help smokers quit will be available at the four Augusta University locaitons as part of the Great American Smokeout.
- JSAC Breezeway
Health Sciences Campus:
- Harrison Education Commons lobby
- Children's Hospital of Georgia lobby
- Medical Office Building lobby (Harper Street)
At the Commit to Quit stations pledge to quit smoking traditional or electronic-cigarettes or pledge to tell others about the importance of quitting smoking and about the Augusta University Cancer Center's cessation services. Information about health consequences of tobacco use, the Georgia Cancer Center's Tobacco Cessation Services, and the lung screening program will be available.