Stephens College will become a smoke-free campus starting July 1, 2014.
That means all lit cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes and other smoking products will be prohibited on campus grounds, including parking lots, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“This policy is much like policies adopted at other colleges and universities,” said Lindi Overton, vice president for finance and administration. “Like them, we believe our employees, students and visitors have the right to breathe fresh, clean air.”
The University of Missouri adopted its smoke-free policy last year, and some 20 other Missouri campuses are also smoke or tobacco free. Across the country, more than 1,300 colleges and universities also prohibit smoking.
Stephens will provide employees with information about local smoking cessation programs and resources to help them adjust to the policy throughout the month of July.
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