Breathe Free Education

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To promote the health and well-being of faculty, staff, and students, Oconee Fall Line Technical College becomes a tobacco-free campus on August 20, 2018. The use of cigarettes or other tobacco products on any OFTC Campus will be strictly prohibited*. This includes the surrounding edges of all campuses.

* (Prohibited tobacco products include e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, snuff, vaping and any other form of tobacco product.) 

Tobacco dependence is our nation’s most preventable cause of death and disease, including cancer. If you would like to break the habit, many resources are available. More information about counseling services, self-help materials and cessation programs to help smokers and tobacco-users quit successfully can be viewed below.

  • TCSG Tobacco Free Policy:  Tobacco use causes enormous financial, social and public health harm to the citizens of Georgia. Accordingly, tobacco use is prohibited within the System Office, all technical colleges and within all other facilities under the supervision or control of TCSG.

Information for Employees

State Health Benefit Plan Information 

Employees who elect to quit utilizing tobacco products can have the tobacco surcharge removed if they complete all of the surcharge removal requirements through their health plan vendor (BlueCross/Blue Shield or United Healthcare). Please view the 2018 Tobacco Surcharge Policies and Instructions for specific requirements.

SHBP BeWell/sharecare Information

Quitting tobacco can be easier than you would think; with QuitNet® to guide and support you. QuitNet lets you choose the support that works best for you. You can choose to participate in the online version of QuitNet or through the phone coaching QuitNet. Or you may choose a combination of the two to help you quit. It’s confidential, voluntary and is available at no additional cost to you to sign up. Participation can qualify you to have the monthly tobacco surcharge removed.

Espyr Information 

ESPYR is OFTC’s Employee Assistance Program and is available to all employees and their immediate household members. ESPYR’s website has a wealth of information on quitting tobacco usage. To access the website employees will need to enter the password provided by OFTC’s Human Resource department.

Questions / Comments — CONTACT US

Students

Janet Smith (Dublin Campus) : Phone (478) 274-7836 or jrsmith@oftc.edu
Susan Hammock (Sandersville Campus) : Phone (478) 240-5162 or shammock@oftc.edu

Faculty/Staff

Lynn McDonald: Phone: (478) 553-2059 or ljmcdonald@oftc.edu

Additional Resources / Information

Georgia Quit Line — 1-877-270-STOP (7867)

The Georgia Quit Line provides free counseling, a resource library, and support and referral services for tobacco users ages 13 and older. Callers have the opportunity to speak with health care professionals who develop a unique plan for each individual.

A collection of cessation resources have been placed in the Student Life Offices on the Sandersville and Dublin campuses and in the front offices of the Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center and the Jefferson County Center. The pamphlets and handouts are free of charge and are available to all students and employees.

American Cancer Society’s Stay Away from Tobacco InformationAmerican Cancer Society logo

Additional Web Resources