Hennepin Tech goes smoke-free

cigarette-burningHennepin Technical College President Cecilia Cervantes says in the Sun Current that both of the college’s campuses have gone smoke-free this month:

“It’s important to note that we’re not asking campus users to quit using tobacco products but to refrain from using them while in campus buildings and on campus grounds. Hennepin Technical College’s tobacco-free policy contributes to a healthier college – one that more fully supports our students’ efforts to succeed academically through a cleaner and improved environment.”

The paper says Hennepin Tech has become one of nearly 50 “campus locations” across the state that have imposed a tobacco/smoking ban.

Read the full story here.

  • MrE85

    Hats off to Hennepin Tech. The American Lung Association in Minnesota (my employer) has worked with many of these college campuses to develop smoke-free and tobacco-free policies that work.
    Next up, the state’s largest campus, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.