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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chicago City Colleges ban ALL tobacco usage from anyone on campuses‎

‎>>>>As we reinvent our institution to ensure students are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future, we must also provide a learning environment that protects their future health and well-being<<<<

ME: I love this quote! How the Fck is bannin bacco gonna protect students' health? Dose students can still get killed as even innocent ppl outside in the streets (even as nonsmokers). Smokin bans have no effect on Chi's hi crime rate.  If you really wanna protect the students' health, banning firearms would certainly help.  Because crime can have a serious effect on a victim's health.  A MUCH MORE serious effect I might add.

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As part of an effort to promote healthy lifestyles among students, faculty and staff, the City Colleges of Chicago Board of Trustees passed a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy today, becoming the largest higher education institution in Chicago to do so.  The policy, which will take effect March 1, 2012, prohibits tobacco use (including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products) on all college property, impacting more than 120,000 students and 5,800 faculty and staff as well as visitors.

“This is an important step towards ensuring that our students have healthy and safe environments to live, learn, play and succeed,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Promoting healthy environments is crucial to securing a high-quality of life for Chicagoans in every neighborhood, supporting a vibrant economy, and keeping our city on the cutting edge.”

The policy will cover City Colleges’ seven colleges, seven satellite locations and the district office. City Colleges is offering “Courage to Quit” smoking cessation classes and other resources to assist students, faculty and staff at each college who want to quit smoking or stop using other tobacco products. These resources will be available at new college Wellness Centers.

“As we reinvent our institution to ensure students are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future, we must also provide a learning environment that protects their future health and well-being. The tobacco-free policy helps create a college environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle among our faculty, staff and students, and benefits the entire City Colleges community,” said Chancellor Hyman.
 
 “This policy is critical in saving lives, and is an important step in implementing the City’s public health agenda, Healthy Chicago,” said Dr. Bechara Choucair, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. “College students use tobacco at a higher rate than the average of adults across the nation and we applaud City Colleges of Chicago for its bold move to help reduce tobacco use and decrease exposure to secondhand smoke.”