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Press Release: UMass Dartmouth to Go Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free, and Electronic Cigarette-Free June 1, 2015


UMass Dartmouth to Go Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free, and Electronic Cigarette-Free June 1, 2015

Campus-Wide Message Announces New Policy for Healthier Campus Community

Author:  Joseph Sullivan [Contact]
Date:  May 5, 2014
Department:   Academic Affairs / Provost
Dartmouth, MA (May 5, 2014) -- UMass Dartmouth's campus will go smoke-free, tobacco-free, and electronic cigarette-free scheduled to be effective June 1, 2015 and begin developing a robust and accessible smoking cessation program to help current smokers quit. In a message to the UMass Dartmouth community, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Mohammad Karim and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Mark Preble announced a new campus-wide smoking policy.

After careful consideration of national trends and campus feedback, a committee of faculty, staff, and students has recommended UMass Dartmouth implement a new policy "to draw a bright line on this issue by banning all smoking, tobacco, and e-cigarette products from the entire campus."

UMass Dartmouth will join a growing number of higher education institutions across the country and in Massachusetts which have moved to become either smoke-free (1,182) or tobacco-free (798) and three states (Arkansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma) that now require all of their campuses to be smoke-free. In Massachusetts, 10 of the 29 public institutions and several private institutions have become smoke-free.

According to the message sent campus-wide today:

"We will be working with faculty, student, and union leadership on the details of implementing the new policy in a manner that leads to a healthier campus community. We are fortunate to have a very strong Health Services department and a national award-winning Peer Health Educator organization on campus to assist with the effort."
 

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