Whatever the role tobacco plays in your life, we're here to help you navigate through any tobacco related issue; including any questions related to UND's tobacco free policy, quit tobacco resources, tobacco prevention information, and other campus resources.
Tobacco Free UND
UND is a tobacco free campus; however tobacco use is allowed on city sidewalks and streets.
Compliance with this policy is the shared responsibility and the right of all UND staff, students, and faculty members. The success of this policy will depend upon the courtesy, respect, and cooperation of users and non-users of tobacco products.
Tobacco use among some population groups in North Dakota can be significantly higher than for the general population. Because many of these groups have fewer resources and decreased access to health care, they are at a higher risk for tobacco-related death and disease.
International students from countries with high tobacco use rates
Blue collar workers
Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community
Five Keys for Quitting
1. Get Ready
Set a quit date.
Change your environment.
Review your past attempts to quit. Think about what worked and what did not.
2. Get Support and Encouragement
Tell your family, friends, and coworkers that you are going to quit and want their support. Ask them not to smoke around you or leave cigarettes out.
Talk to your healthcare provider.
Seek professional help in the area of tobacco dependence from such resources as NDQuits.
3. Learn New Skills and Behaviors
Try to distract yourself from urges to smoke. Talk to someone, go for a walk, or get busy with a task.
When you first quit, change your routine. Use a different route to work. Drink tea instead of coffee.
Do something to reduce your stress. Take a hot bath, exercise, or read a book.
Plan something enjoyable to do each day.
4. Get Medication and Use it Correctly
Medications can help you stop smoking and lessen the urge to smoke. Call NDQuits or make an appointment with Student Health for more information on medications to help you quit smoking.
5. Be Prepared for Relapse or Difficult Situations
Most relapses occur within the first 3 months after quitting. Don't be discouraged if you start smoking again. Remember, most people try several times before they finally quit. Here are some difficult situations to watch for:
Alcohol – drinking alcohol lowers your chances of success
Other smokers – being around smoking can make you want to smoke
Weight gain – many smokers will gain weight when they quit, usually less than 10 pounds. Eat a healthy diet and stay active. Don't let weight gain distract you from your main goal – quitting smoking. Some quit-smoking medications may help delay weight gain.
Bad mood or depression – there are a lot of ways to improve your mood other than smoking.
Courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services