regents to vote on tobacco-free policy for campus
Southeast Missourian - February 17, 2017
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will vote today on
a proposal that would bar faculty, staff, students and visitors from smoking
or using any tobacco product or smoking devices campuswide.
As of early
January, more than 1,700 college and university campuses nationwide were smoke-free,
with 1,468 being 100 percent tobacco-free, according the Americans for Nonsmokers'
Rights organization website.
Weigh Increasing Smoking Age To 21
CT News Junkie- - February 13, 2017
That's according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and ...
receives poor grades in tobacco prevention program ...
Glasgow Daily Times - February 1, 2017
Tobacco use kills more than 480,000 Americans and costs the nation about $170 ... Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Truth Initiative.
anti-smoking policy marks progress
Daily Trojan Online - January 23, 2017
On Jan. 10, USC became a smoke-free campus. This policy shift resulted in a
ban of all smokable tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and hookahs.
USC is one of about 1,700 campuses to go smoke-free and one of only 110 to completely
ban smokable tobacco-based products, e-cigarettes and hookahs.
Wants Council To Extend County's Smoking Ban To Vaping [AUDIO]
90.5 WESA - January 18, 2017
Nearly 600 counties and municipalities across the nation have enacted restrictions
on e-cigarettes and other forms of vaping in existing smoke-free public venues,
the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Allegheny County could soon
join that list. Philadelphia is the only Pennsylvania municipality that has
a local ordinance for smoke-free areas and it only prohibits vaping in restaurants.
Allegheny County Council is now considering legislation proposed by County Executive
Rich Fitzgerald that would extend the county's broad smoking ban to include
"Secondhand vaping can be just as dangerous as secondhand
smoke," Fitzgerald said.
establishes new smoke-free campus policy
Daily Trojan Online - January 11, 2017
On Tuesday, USC announced a new policy that establishes the University a smoke-free
campus. The new policy, issued by Provost Michael Quick, prohibits smoking in
"all indoor and outdoor facilities on university-owned and leased property,"
including the Health Sciences Campus and all sorority and fraternity houses
recognized by the University. The newly instituted rule will apply to all smoking
devices including hookahs and e-cigarettes. The new policy also added that "refusal
by faculty, staff or students to comply with this policy may result in appropriate
disciplinary action." The previous policy allowed smoking on campus, except
in indoor locations and other specific areas with no smoking signs.
the new policy's implementation, USC joined more than 1,500 other colleges in
the United States that prohibit smoking.
bill proposes ban on smoking when person under 18 in vehicle
The Telegraph - January 5, 2017
has been prefiled that would ban smoking in vehicles in Georgia when a person
under 18 is present.
According to the Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights website, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine,
Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont have enacted similar legislation. The
age varies of those present in the vehicle in which smoking is not allowed.
Xavier University Implements 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Campus
Chicago Tribune - January 4, 2017
Saint Xavier University (SXU) was awarded a $20,000 grant that will help the University advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free initiative on SXU's Chicago and Orland Park campuses as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free and now SXU has joined this prestigious club ,,,