WU Smoking

WU Smoking

According to the survey of the national statistic in 2021, foundation Thai citizens that smoking is 78,742 people (0.14%) of higher 15 years old including 57 million people. It is everyday smoking for 40724 people/day and rarely smoking for 24050 people/day between 15-24 years old. Mostly, they live in Bangkok and the central region 47,753 people (National Statistical Office,2021). Specifically, college education in university has a development chance for valuable resources of the country. By the way, students are in their late teens to early adulthood that is the main point of their life because they have more freedom more and friends influence that following wrong way. Also, found smoking more, so giving knowledge of tobacco poison and type, as well as promoting awareness of smoking trouble. In addition, the students that are not smoke, but giving effects such as secondhand smoke should be promoted prevention claim. Especially, receiving pure air in the public area. Therefore, Walailak university has the policy and management of no smoking as follows:

Operation a policy and declaring a smokefree zone

       Walailak University is a public institution of college education from the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health. “Setting the type and name of a public place as a smoke-free zone 2018” the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health. “Setting the type and name of a public place as a smoke-free zone 2018” There is a smoking sign in the building and other places that is legal. In addition, some areas are also assigned smoking areas for protecting the health of non-smokers by assigning distance of the building and also performing prevention campaigns for reducing smoking.

……………..“section 5 The following places shall be public places where the health protection of non-smokers shall be provided: by assigning all areas and areas which are used to carry out the mission of that place both inside and outside buildings, houses or structures The area provided for service users to share benefits whether or not fenced in, is a non-smoking area but can arrange a smoking area in it. it can be specific, in the area which is outside the building, house or building

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Smoke-free in the building including dormitory, lecture building, Physical education building, sports science building, Administration building, the center for library resources and educational media building, the center for scientific and technological equipment building, the center for academic service building, Walailak university hospital, Canteen and Stores in the university

Assigning measure punishment of students who smoke in a smokefree area

             Walailak University announces measures of punishment and records of behavior scores of students who commit disciplinary violations, 2016. In section 39, assigning measures punishment of bad behavior students that have smoking in the smoking-free area. Also, the violators will consider cutting the behavior score from 1 – 10 of 100 scores (Walailak university’s students must maintain their behavior score. So, a score deduction of 70 higher will not be issued by the university. Moreover, If the deduction of behavior points up to 100 points, students will not graduate.

 

Walailak University Announcement

Re: Measures of Punishment and Recording behavior score of students, B.E. 2554

According to Walailak University, Walailak University has issued regulations concerning student discipline of bachelor’s degree, B.E. 2553, and Walailak University has issued an announcement regarding student punishment measures disciplinary offender, B.E. 2553. For student awareness of discipline importance, the student must know the fundamentals of being a good person and living together in society peacefully. Some disciplined students damage the offending student and other students were affected in the past. Mainly, the reason that makes student discipline is student punishment measures. Students’ discipline is unclear and lacks mechanisms to supervise students. Everyone complies with measures of section 4, Regulations governing the discipline of undergraduate students, B.E. 2553. Therefore, canceling the announcement Walailak University, (measures for punishing students who violate student discipline, B.E. 2553) and use this announcement instead as follows:

 

section 39 Student who commits an offense related to the nonSmoker’s health Protection act, B.E. 2535 as follows:

  1. Smoking in the building including dormitory, lecture building, Physical education building, sports science building, Administration building, the center for library resources and educational media building, the center for scientific and technological equipment building, the center for academic service building, Walailak university hospital, Canteen and Stores in the university.
  2. Smoking in sport center, stadium, grandstand, Meditation Square, traffic simulator area, healthy park
  3. Smoking in no smoking sign area, so that student will be considered to cut off a score of behavior from 1 – 10 points.

 

          If students are found for bad behavior, smoking in the nonsmoking area. There are guidelines for recording and punishments as follows:

  1. Someone who finds students that smoke in non-smoking areas, so notify the patrolmen to enter the area.
  2. The patrolman records information of the students who commit the offense.
  3. Students do something wrong in the dormitory, so the dorm mentor records the information.
  4. Submit the names and information of the offense to student disciplinary work at the division of student affairs
  5. Student discipline records information of recording student behavior system.
  6. Student discipline processes information cycles to report to the student disciplinary committee.

No smoking campaign

          Even though Walailak University has some problems with smoking, but Walailak university cooperates with a smoke-free university network to operate the event campaign for creating symbolic value. In addition, non-smoking made health problems, economic and social. for building immunity and prevention, creating student leaders is knowledge promotion in abstinence firstly and prevention themselves from secondhand smoke. Also, creating awareness of maintaining student rights.

          The event campaign model is as follows:

  • Leadership training to gain knowledge and skills for helping abstinence.
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  • Camping event of leader development.
  • Event campaign for no smoking in the university area.
  • University’s events such as college hazing, sports festival, event of the world no tobacco day.

Example For no smoking event campaign

  • The event campaign reducing smoking by the Division of student affairs cooperated with school of nursing is aware of the health problem of student smoking or other people. The event is the affirmation of abstinence, no drinking alcohol, drugs, and all vices. In addition, Exhibitions and activities have no smoking which is 5 points including women smoking, environmental management that is conducive for reducing smoking. Related laws to tobacco consumption control in Thailand, Thai herbs for smoking reduction, the poison of secondhand smoking, and the way of avoiding by The main target group in the project. (300 students) University has organized the event continuously, especially on May 31 of every year (World No Tobacco Day), but this year falls on the closing of the semester, so we have organized activities before the end of the semester.
  • The event is “smoking cessation practice” for dentistry students with Smile & Smart Center staff, and Dr. Pawarut Phuangsri, psychiatrist, School of Medicine. It was Invited from the International College of Dentistry of Walailak University as a training science for dental students in years 1-2, school of health science, other schools, and smoking volunteers. All participants are 35 people. from the project joins, it gave smoking information, the effect of cigarettes on the body, oral disease. In addition, it is the main cause of the disease from many oral disorders including oral cancer, tongue, labia, periodontics, and tooth loss. Therefore, dentists should take care, treat, and advise patients to avoid all cigarettes. Moreover, there is smoking assistance for abstinence. This training was attended by volunteers who smoked, so that dental students can practice in real practice such as mentoring, understanding the Relatives of Smokers, stopping smoking, and continuing following for starting point of dental students to be a profession.

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