Implementation Timeline

 

February 2012 – Communication

  • Dr. Bleicken announces policy decision at luncheon for Tobacco Control Task Force on 2/1/2012
  • Notification to campus constituents
    • Administration
    • Faculty Senate
    • Staff Advisory Council
    • Student Government Association
    • Graduate Student Coordinating Council
    • Inkwell
    • Marketing
  • Notification to external parties
    • Coastal Health District (CHD)
    • Georgia Public Health Association (Kenneth Ray)
    • City of Savannah
    • Board of Regents/USG
    • American Lung Association (get on list of 100% tobacco-free U.S. colleges/universities)
    • Local media
  • Creation of Tobacco Free Campus Implementation Team (TFCIT)
    • Sub-set of Tobacco Control Task Force (including faculty, staff, students)
    • Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Student Affairs
    • Plant Ops
    • Housing
    • Police/Security
    • Health Clinic
    • Athletics
    • Public Health Ambassadors
    • Coastal Health District

March - June 2012 – Collaboration & Planning

  • Draft official campus tobacco control policy (consider using template provided by CHD)
  • Create master plan to successfully transition campus to tobacco-free status by 8/1/2012
    • Planning activities by members of TFCIT for their specific areas of responsibility
  • Regular meetings (as needed) by TFCIT for coordination among departments
  • Ongoing communication to campus constituents of “go live” policy implementation on  8/1/2012 and campus resources available for smoking cessation

July 2012 – Final Preparations

  • Finalize physical preparations on campus (signage, removal of ashtrays, etc.)
  • Ongoing communication to campus constituents of “go live” policy implementation on 8/1/2012 and campus resources available for smoking cessation
  • TFCIT meeting to review campus readiness for implementation.

August 2012 – Policy in Effect

  • Policy implementation “goes live” on 8/1/2012 at beginning of Fall Semester 2012
  • Ongoing communication to campus constituents of policy reminder and campus resources available for smoking cessation

September – November 2012 – Ongoing Diligence

  • Ongoing communication to campus constituents of policy reminder and campus resources available for smoking cessation
  • TFCIT participation in campus activities to promote tobacco-free status
    • Health/Wellness Fair
    • Armstrong Day
    • Treasure Savannah
    • Great American Smokeout

December 2012 – Milestone of 1st Semester as Tobacco Free

  • Ongoing communication to campus constituents of policy reminder and campus resources available for smoking cessation
  • TFCIT meeting to assess status of policy implementation and enforcement for Fall Semester 2012
    • What has worked well?
    • Where are opportunities for improvement?
    • Recommended adjustments for Spring 2013
    • Discuss future meeting schedule for on-going assessment of policy enforcement