Get help to Stop Smoking
This Policy Document details the University’s Non-Smoking Policy and use of Electronic Cigarettes. If using e-cigarettes, staff and students should always be aware of leaving them unattended when charging due to the potential fire risk from the chargers and ‘shorting’ of batteries.
Non-Smoking Areas: Fron Heulog is a completely smoke-free site and Main Arts is non-smoking except for the 2 designated areas, which can be viewed here.
You can download the smoking sign here if you would like to put it up in your building.
Giving up smoking is hard, and almost everyone experiences setbacks along the way. But it’s not the end of the world if you start smoking again - it’s a natural part of the process of turning from a smoker into a non-smoker. One in four adults in Wales is an ex-smoker, so it can be done! The good news is that over 1000 people in the United Kingdom stop smoking – and stay stopped – every day!
Help Me Quit
Here you will find information about stopping smoking and how to get free support if you, or someone you know, wants to stop smoking. It is estimated that over two thirds of smokers would like to stop so you are not alone.
Call Freephone 0808 252 8216 ~ www.helpmequit.wales
QUIT is an independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to QUIT should call 0800 00 22 00 for free, individual, same-day advice from trained counsellors. www.quit.org.uk
- Health Benefits - After one year your risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker and after 15 years it's the same as someone who's never smoked!!
- Financial Benefits - The Smoking Calculator will help you to work out just how much money your smoking is costing you and how much money you could be saving
- Pre-Operations - Smokers are more likely to stay in hospital longer than non-smokers because of these risks. Stopping smoking at least 8 weeks before surgery can reduce the chance of these complications occurring
- Pregnancy - A reduced risk of complications in pregnancy and labour and improved chances of giving birth to a healthy baby