Paul Smith's: Tobacco-free in 6 months
In December 2012, Paul Smith's College announced plans to go tobacco-free on Aug. 1, 2014 - now just 6 months away.
At the time, Paul Smith's President John W. Mills said health and sustainability were behind the change. "Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death in the United States," Mills said in a statement to the campus community, citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control that found more than 443,000 people a year die from tobacco use. More than 8 million more suffer from tobacco-related illnesses.
Once the rule takes effect, no use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco or other tobacco products will be allowed on campus, or properties including the Paul Smith's College VIC. To ease the transition, the college is exploring how to make more resources available for those who would like to stop using tobacco products, in addition to those already offered on campus.
For more information: www.paulsmiths.edu/tobaccofree