University of Evansville to Become Tobacco Free Campus Beginning August 2015

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The University of Evansville will implement a new campus-wide tobacco free policy beginning in August 2015. The use of all tobacco products including smoked, smokeless, and electronic cigarettes will be prohibited anywhere on campus grounds including buildings, athletics facilities, parking areas, and at all campus events and functions. 

Research shows that the use of tobacco products constitutes a significant health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year.

“We want to make a difference in the lives of our campus community,” says UE president, Tom Kazee, “and this is a positive step in that direction.”

Resources will be made readily available to those who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco, including a free nicotine patch and cessation program coordinated through the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

For more information about the upcoming tobacco-free policy, contact the office of University Relations at 812-488-2236 or by email at uerelations@evansville.edu.

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