Tri-C goes 100 percent tobacco-free

Posted at 9:48 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 09:48:41-04

Cuyahoga Community College is going 100 percent tobacco-free.

The Tri-C Board of Trustees unanimously approved the policy this week. 

The policy prohibits use of any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars, cigarellos, hookahs, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

“Our new tobacco-free policy will ensure that students and faculty at Tri-C have fresh air and a healthy learning environment,” said Alex Johnson, president of the College. “It will contribute to the well-being of our colleagues, safeguard the environment and assist those who desire to cease using tobacco products.”

More than 1,500 higher education institutions in the United States have gone smoke- or tobacco-free.