Why Tobacco-Free? - American Lung Association

Why Tobacco-Free?

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Secondhand smoke is a serious health risk and tobacco remains the #1 cause of preventable death in the country.  A tobacco-free campus is healthier for all students, faculty and staff.  It can even give tobacco users the motivation they need to quit for good.
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Cigarettes aren’t the only problem.  New tobacco products are continually being introduced – and many of them are specifically designed to get around traditional No Smoking policies.  After all, most lifelong users start using tobacco before they graduate college.
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The easier a rule is to understand, the easier it is to follow.  Adopting a zero tolerance policy lets people know that tobacco has no place in our academic community.  And that makes implementation and enforcement easier, too.  Because everyone deserves a safe and healthy campus where everyone can live, learn and work tobacco-free.

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