Methodist College

Tobacco-Free Environment Policy

Methodist College is committed to the promotion of health through the treatment and prevention of disease, and for providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, volunteers, visitors and those we serve. Consistent with this commitment, MC recognizes the adverse health effects of tobacco products and second-hand tobacco smoke. For these reasons, the use of tobacco products in any form (i.e. cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipes, electronic cigarettes or other related electronic devices, etc.) is prohibited on MC property. This includes land, buildings, parking lots, leased spaces; MC-owned vehicles and privately owned vehicles on Methodist College property. Buildings either leased or owned by MC are also covered under this policy.

Other areas included in the Tobacco-Free Policy are the sidewalks surrounding any MC residential streets of the Roanoke/Randolph Residential District adjacent to our properties.

Success of this policy depends on the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of all. Students are expected to be good neighbors to those property owners adjacent to us. Do not trespass on their property or loiter on the sidewalks near their homes or businesses. Smoking on adjacent sidewalks private property, and residential streets in the Roanoke/Randolph Residential District (Randolph Avenue, Columbia Terrace, etc.) is not permitted.

This policy applies to all students, as well as volunteers and visitors. Students found violating this policy will be dealt with through the Student Code of Conduct.”

Resources

Methodist College values your physical health and well being, and we want to assist you in living a healthy and productive life. The following resources are offered to all enrolled Methodist College students and Methodist College employees. We also offer discounts to help you quit.

Laser Therapy

Laser Solutions

3100 N. Dries Lane Suite 103
Peoria, IL
309-688-0711

$220 for 3 sessions for enrolled Methodist College students and Methodist College employees.

Laser treatment is applied to your ears, hands, and face. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. Most people will be smoke-free in just one session.

Acupuncture

Kramer Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center

7620 N. University
Peoria, IL
309-693-9600
$500 for enrolled Methodist College students and Methodist College employees. Flat fee includes all sessions.

Benningfield & Associates

1524 W. Glen Ave.
Peoria, IL
692-6800
$65 per session; 20% discount for enrolled Methodist College students and Methodist College employees.

American Lung Association Quit Line

Employees, eligible dependents, and enrolled Methodist College students can call the American Lung Association Quit Line at 1-866-784-8937 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, for assistance in quitting the tobacco habit. The service is free and you can call as often as you'd like. If you are a resident of Peoria or Tazewell county, tell the Quit Line and you may be eligible for a free 2-week supply of nicotine patches through your county health department.

Freedom from Smoking

The American Lung Association's Freedom from Smoking program is an 8-week program. The first 3 weeks are spent developing skills to cope with anxiety from nicotine withdrawal, and "quit day" occurs during week 4.

Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a 12-step program offered in a face-to-face format, or online.