Western Nevada College’s mission and themes are best achieved in an environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle for students, faculty and staff. WNC is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment at its campuses.
WNC is Going Tobacco-Free.
Western Nevada College’s goal is to join the ranks of more than 1,475 colleges and universities by adopting a tobacco-free policy.
- All buildings at WNC are tobacco, nicotine and vapor-free.
- Use of tobacco, nicotine and vapor products is only permitted in designated areas.
Western Nevada College has designated areas for tobacco, nicotine and vapor use, which are away from campus building entrances and public spaces, in order to provide a healthier, cleaner campus environment.
Healthy Living Starts with You!
Quitting tobacco is one of the hardest things to do, and one of the best. Resources are available to support your desire to quit.
Nevada Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT NOW
Nevada Tobacco Quitline provides FREE one on one counseling to Nevada residents 13 years and older. You and your quit coach will develop an individualized plan to help you quit. For those 18 and older, some may qualify for FREE nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches, or lozenges) to assist you in quitting.
The Quitline also provides FREE online services. When you enroll online, you can get additional tools, support, and a community of others trying to become tobacco free. Experts will help you overcome common barriers such as dealing with stress, cravings, irritability, and weight gain.
The time to Quit is NOW! Let us help you be successful!
1-800-Quit-Now | 1-855-Dejelo-ya
Services available in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Cessation resources are available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans with a desire to quit smoking.
- Carson Tahoe Health – Freedom from Smoking Classes
- Carson City Health and Human Services
- Churchill Community Coalition
- Partnership of Community Resources-Douglas County
- American Lung Association
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- American Heart Association
Report hot spots, offer suggestions, provide feedback
Do you see people smoking in a non-designated area? Do you have suggestions to improve WNC’s healthy campus initiatives? E-mail us at Healthycampus@wnc.edu
Share your story
Have you recently quit smoking? Would you like to share your story with the campus community? We would love to hear about your cessation success. You just might inspire someone else to quit smoking. Healthycampus@wnc.edu