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College seeks to go tobacco free

In partnership with the WSCC Student Senate, WSCC has applied for a grant to implement a tobacco-free college program on the campus. On Wed., Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., the college will host a conversation, “A Breath of Fresh Air,” about the benefits of a tobacco free campus and local quit tobacco resources in the Schoenherr Campus Center.

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 Speakers will be Kate Donaldson of the Truth Initiative and Erin Barrett, a public health educator of the District Health Department #10. Nearly 1,500 higher education institutions in the United States have gone smoke- or tobacco-free, including about 350 community colleges. Currently, the college does not allow smoking within 50 feet of a building entrance. “The grant from the Truth Initiative will set the Student Senate up for success” said Interim President Scott Ward. “We are all supporting this student driven initiative to bring better health and a breath of fresh air to the campus.”

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