Education isn’t the only concern at the College of DuPage.
COD Board of Trustees recently adopted a tobacco-free campus policy in order to reduce health risks for students and faculty.
“I’m really enthusiastic about the direction the college is taking with this,” said Chuck Steele, Manager of Student Life. “I think it’s important to be looking at education from a holistic perspective and I think that this is a great step in that direction.”
The use of tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and even chewing tobacco will be prohibited on the entire campus including college-owned vehicles.
Smoking is allowed in students and employees cars as long as the windows are closed.
“I think it’s just too much. There’s too many other things in the world to be worried about,” said Anna James COD Bookstore Clerk.
Faculty held a free health fair for students and staff that provided tips for kicking the habit and guidelines for a healthier lifestyle.
COD is among more than 600 other colleges and universities nationwide that have gone tobacco-free.
The ordinance goes into effect August sixth.
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