FHSU Class Spreads the Word about New Tobacco Policy

One of Fort Hays State University’s Leadership 310 classes has chosen their project to be the Tobacco-Free Student Committee. Their project is a 4 week educational campaign to educate students about the Campus Policy change regarding tobacco products. The 310 team has been in the Memorial Union sharing information, with different facts each week. The first week was how tobacco affects the environment, the second week was how tobacco affects our health, and the third week was the social implications of tobacco. And finally the last week is all about facts regarding tobacco.

Team member Jade Singleton-Reich says that this “educational campaign is unique because it’s unique and shares the broader affects of tobacco and really opens peoples’ eyes about the subject in all aspects, not just your health.”

The Campus Policy change about tobacco will take place July 1st, 2016. The university’s current tobacco policy allows for smoking in designated parking lots on campus. Under the new policy, all forms of tobacco – smoking and smokeless – will be prohibited. This includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices as well.

Other Kansas Regent universities that have recently adopted tobacco-free policies include the University of Kansas and Pittsburg State University.

Follow this websidte (http://www.fhsu.edu/tobacco-policy/) to find more information about the current tobacco policy and the one that will be implemented in July.

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