Officials with Hopkinsville Community College announced today that HCC will be joining a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities across the nation to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Tuesday, January 1st.
HCC President, Dr. Jim Selbe spoke about his decision to make the announcement known to the public, prior to the start of the New Year.
Dr. Selbe sited the commitment of the faculty and staff in providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors for supporting a smoke-free campus.
The new 2013 tobacco-free policy prohibits all tobacco use on any college property owned or leased or in any college facility.
According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, there are smoke-free colleges and universities in all states.