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Tell Me About the Clearing the Air Student Ambassador Program

By becoming involved in the Clear the Air Program as a Student Ambassador, you become part of the effort to provide a smoke-free environment for all factulty, students, employees and visitors. Be involved in your school and community, meet and engage with a variety of people, and build leadership and public speaking skills by becoming a Clearing the Air (CTA) Student Ambassador.

Incentive
  • At the end of each quarter, Clearing the Air Ambassadors will receive Dining Dollars based on activities completed
Main Job Duties
  • Increase compliance of the Smoke/Tobacco-Free policy on campus
  • Promote the smoke and tobacco-free policy on the UCR campus through campus outreach, participation in campus activities, and partnerships with various campus organizations
Roles and Duties
  • Attend a 30-minute AIR Training session to learn proper techniques for approaching and informing those who smoke
  • Time commitment of 1 – 2 hours per week over the 10-week quarter
  • Canvas the campus with a partner or on your own, visiting hot spots. Ambassadors can determine own schedule
  • Approach those seen violating the Smoke and Tobacco-free policy, which includes the use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes/vaping - visit the Tips for Using UCR Smoke Tobacco-Free Suggested Scripts webpage
  • Educate the campus community about the policy and encouraging a culture of compliance. Provide cessation and support resources to smokers and tobacco users
  • Track experiences/outcomes
  • Attend meetings to discuss upcoming events and progress/improvements
  • Table at nooners and/or events twice a month to promote the policy and recruit additional Ambassadors
Contact
For more information, please contact Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator at julie.chobdee@ucr.edu.
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