The College of Pharmacy will offer two six-week smoking cessation classes to UGA employees beginning in January. Conducted by second- and third-year pharmacy students under the direction of faculty, the classes are being offered in direct response to a $50 monthly surcharge that will be levied on UGA employees who smoke or use tobacco products by Blue Cross/Blue Shield starting in 2011.
The clinics are free; however, space is limited, and advance registration is recommended.
Classes will be offered Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kick-off meetings will be held Jan. 18 at the Training and Development building for the Tuesday classes or Jan. 20 in the Pharmacy South building for the Thursday classes. The subsequent six weeks of smoking cessation classes will continue at the same locations, with students conducting individual and group counseling sessions.
The kick-off meetings will provide an overview of what employees can expect in the clinic.
Registration forms can be downloaded at www.rx.uga.edu/resources/facstaff/smoking-cessation.pdf. Completed forms may be faxed to (706) 542-6022 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration also can be made at the kick-off locations.