Tobacco-Free Policy | UnityPoint - Methodist College

Tobacco-Free Environment Policy

Methodist College is committed to  providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, volunteers, visitors and those we serve.   Methodist College is affiliated with UnityPoint Health and therefore is committed to the well-being of its team members, patients, families, colleagues, visitors and medical staff.

  1. Tobacco is defined as any tobacco product including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, inhaled water vapor smoking devices, snuff, dipping, tobacco, chewing tobacco or other similar items.
  2. Tobacco use is prohibited anywhere on the property, buildings, and vehicles that are used, leased and/or owned by UPH, including Methodist College. All sidewalks adjacent to the facility or property (including parking lots) are non-tobacco use areas.
  3. Those who use tobacco products shall ensure that the odor of tobacco is not on their person at work.

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 businesses.

This policy applies to all faculty, staff and 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.