The Role of Tobacco Users
- Please follow the Tobacco Free UM policy
- Remind others about the policy
- Don’t litter cigarette butts on or off campus
- Please use the “Good Neighbor Zones” for tobacco use
- Report problem areas on campus to the UM Tobacco Task Force.
- File a compliant if you know of persistent violations by an individual.
How to Create a Plan for Compliance with the Tobacco Free UM Policy
The Tobacco Free UM policy prohibits tobacco use on all UM property so tobacco users need to plan ahead for compliance while they are on campus. Below are a few tips to help you create a plan that will work for you.
A tobacco-free environment can be helpful for quitting. If at any point you are interested in quitting, please consult Curry Health Center, the Employee Wellness Program or call the MT QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
- Use Nicotine Replacement
- There are many over-the-counter nicotine/tobacco replacements available. Some forms include patches, gum and lozenges. Many are the same price or less than cigarettes themselves.
- Use the “Good Neighbor Zones”
- There are areas on the perimeter of campus that are not covered by the policy. Good Neighbor Zones include the sidewalks around the perimeter of campus and the boulevard between the sidewalk and curb on Arthur and Beckwith avenues and 5th and 6th streets.
- Taper Use
- Many tobacco users can taper down their use to accommodate long periods of time without nicotine. Start by gradually reducing the number of cigarettes/dips you use until your body is used to lower nicotine levels for longer periods of time.
- Get Help
- Visit the Health Enhancement Office in Curry Health Center, a counselor through the Employee Assistance Program for help creating a plan that will work for you.