Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus—The Countdown is on!
Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus—The Countdown is on!—November 21, 2011
In 284 days, the University of Oregon will be an entirely smoke and tobacco-free campus. These efforts are part of a larger healthy campus initiative, but it’s also about a healthy environment. Becoming a smoke and tobacco free campus is not just a public health issue, but it is also a sustainability issue by helping to keep our campus green and more beautiful. Today, students, staff, and faculty picked up thousands of discarded cigarette butts that were strewn all over the campus grounds. When we go smoke and tobacco free next year, discarded cigarette butts will be a thing of the past.
The U of O announced the policy change before any other school in the PAC-12, and several others have now followed suit. The ban is not only going to affect cigarette smokers, but also users of other tobacco products, like smokeless tobacco. It’s good for our health and it’s good for the UO.Back to Blog Home