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Quinnipiac officially goes tobacco-free

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Quinnipiac officially goes tobacco-free

Cali Kees

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Quinnipiac is now a tobacco-free University.

On Jan. 1, the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses joined the North Haven campus which has been tobacco-free since 2012. The North Haven campus has received a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer.

“We have an obligation to all members of our community to support a healthy learning, working and social environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” President Judy Olian said. “This change is one more way in which Quinnipiac University promotes the well-being of our community.”

This new policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products on all campuses. This includes but is not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah-smoke products, pipes and oral tobacco, any product that mimics tobacco, contains tobacco flavoring or delivers nicotine for any purpose other than smoking cessation.

Quinnipiac will be joining more than 1,910 other universities that are tobacco free.

This decision was announced Nov. 15 in a letter President Olian emailed to the Quinnipiac community.

According to the email, “The decision was made after considerable research by the Student Government Association and a lengthy discussion by the President’s cabinet.”

The university will be offering cessation programs for students, faculty and staff.

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Cali Kees, News Director

Cali Kees is a senior journalism major from Wayne, NJ. She currently serves as the News Director for Q30 Television and was formerly an associate producer...

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