‘Kick Butts Day’ Is Wednesday, March 21 At UND, Nationwide

In honor of “Kick Butts Day” on Wednesday, March 21, the Healthy UND Tobacco Free Campus Task Group is taking the opportunity to highlight the tobacco free campus policy and quit tobacco options.

Kick Butts Day, founded by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, is a national day to raise awareness about tobacco use, the leading cause of preventable death and disease.

UND is a tobacco free campus, which means tobacco use in any form is not allowed on University property. Tobacco use is allowed on city streets and sidewalks adjacent to these streets.  Each and every UND community member, including students, administrators, faculty and staff, play an important role in ensuring the success of this policy.   Here are some things you can do to support a tobacco-free UND:

  • Educate yourself and others about the tobacco-free UND policy and quit options
  • Abide by the tobacco free campus policy
  • Respectfully inform individuals of the policy when you observe violations
  • To watch a video of how to respectfully approach someone violating the tobacco-free policy, visit www.und.edu/tobaccofree
  • Motivate others to learn more about the policy and cessation options
  • For those that use tobacco, choose to use only on city sidewalks/streets and dispose of cigarette butts in the tobacco receptacles located in these areas
  • To view a map of UND and city property, as well as to find out where receptacles are located, visit www.und.edu/tobaccofree

We encourage those who use tobacco to take advantage of the following services to help you quit:

  • ND QUITS:  http://www.nd.quitnet.com or 1.800.QUIT.NOW
    Free telephone or on-line support and free nicotine replacement medications
  • NDPERS Tobacco Cessation Program, https://www.bcbsnd.com/ehealth/ndpersquit
    Up to $700.00 in coverage for provider visits, medications, and counseling for benefitted employees and their dependents
  • Health and Wellness Resource Office, Memorial Union, 701.777.2097 und.healthwellnessresources@email.und.edu
    Free quit kits and resources
  • Student Health Services, McCannel Hall, 701.777.4500
    und.edu/health-wellness/student-health, Provider visits and free quit kits for students
  • Student Health Services Pharmacy, McCannel Hall, 701.777.3965
    Over-the-counter and prescription medications available for purchase

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to promote a healthy learning environment on campus.