Wells College goes smoke free
Wells College became a non-smoking campus today.
The move was made as part of the college's effort to promote the health and well-being of its community.
"Our discussion and research led us to the conclusion that Wells College will be a healthier, more comfortable living and working environment as a smoke-free campus," said Wells President Lisa Marsh Ryerson. "In doing so, we join many other colleges, universities, hospitals and workplaces in recognizing the public health and safety benefits of a smoke-free environment."
Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life Joel McCarthy attended the Central New York College Tobacco Policy Summit at LeMoyne College in Syracuse earlier this spring. Representatives from about 30 New York colleges and universities were present to discuss campus tobacco and smoking polices, and to learn more about national trends.
"Many schools currently do not allow smoking in their residence halls or academic buildings, and more and more campuses have begun implementing smoke-free and even tobacco-free polices," McCarthy said.by Debra J. Groom
Tuesday July 01, 2008, 2:57 PM
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