TRU is becoming a Clean Air Friendly Campus and as such developed a tobacco policy that came into effect in 2014. TRU is now a smoke-free campus except in nine designated smoking areas, which are shown on the map below.
Please note that tobacco products include all lit and smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, cigarettes, medicinal marijuana, and any similar device.Download copy of new policy
Are you ready to quit or cut back your tobacco use? Not yet convinced? Well the following table illustrates the positive changes your body will go through if you decide to make the healthy choice to quit smoking* (maybe this will convince you):
**Note: Time periods mentioned are to be taken as a general measure only, will vary from individual to individual and are dependent upon the length of habit and amount smoked. Over time, if no permanent damage has been done, the ex-smoker approaches the status of someone who never smoked.
|Within 20 minutes after the last cigarette**||
|After 8 hours||
|After 24 hours||
|After 48 hours||
|After 72 hours||
|In 2 weeks - 3 months||
|In 1 -9 months||
|After 5 years||
*Table developed by the Royal Inland Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Therapy Unit
Campus Quitting Resources
TRU Tobacco Education Clinic
This is a group of second-year respiratory therapy students who have received education and training to be your on-campus quitting resource. They are there to help support you in your quitting efforts by offering information, assistance, and physical assessments. Contact the TRU Tobacco Education Clinic for more info or to book an appointment.
Other Quitting Resources
FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Medications
Did you know that if you live in BC and have a Personal Health number (Care Card) that you can receive 12 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therpay (nicotine patch or gum) and possibly quitting meds (Champix and Zyban) for free? Contact Healthlink BC at 811 or check out their web site
Tobacco Free Tuesdays
Are you wanting to quit using tobacco but might not be quite ready to quit for good? Well what about just one day to start with?
If this sounds like something you are interested in you can register to WIN PRIZES!! Go to the QuitNow website and enter NOW! The next Tobacco FREE Tuesday contest happens on February 5th.
Quit Now Resource
This is an amazing site to help you succeed with your quitting attempt. You can register to receive text message reminders and encouragement. This is our Provincial go-to quit site! www.quitnow.ca
Another great site to recieve motivation and encouragement from other tobacco users who get the challenges of quitting, but also know it can be done!http://www.facebook.com/QuittersUnite
A FREE on-line cessation support group.
Source: BC Lung Foundation
KGo Smoke Free
Source: Health Canada
A new quitting site for the younger generation!