As the campus community prepares for the Smoke Free Campus law to take effect Aug. 1, it comes as no surprise that most non-smokers and smokers view this legislation differently.
Pulaski Tech has offered informational programs focused on cessation all year. In contrast, an opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the smoker's perspective will be offered July 12.
Debbie Rushing, a tobacco education expert at Arkansas Children's Hospital, will offer a presentation entitled Tobacco Sensitivity July 12, 12-12:45p.m., in R.J. Wills lecture hall on the Pulaski Tech main campus in North Little Rock.
The purpose of this program is to provide strategies for dealing with resistance, providing information, guidance and support. This interactive presentation will discuss coping methods for smokers, clarification of the roles non-smokers may play, how to approach a smoker, dealing with angry responses and more.
The presentation is for all interested PTC faculty, staff, students, and others interested in the effects of the impending smoke-free campus policy.