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Report from the Emmanuel College SmokeTobaccoFree Exploratory Committee April 8, 2014

Report of the Emmanuel College SmokeTobaccoFree Exploratory Committee April 8, 2014 I. Executive Summary In September 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS created the TobaccoFree

Establishing a smoke and tobaccofree campus policy will Protect members of the College community from unwanted and involuntary exposure to tobacco and secondhand smoke. Multiple studies affirm that t

numerous club offerings and a competitive DivisionIII athletics program. Emmanuel also offers Health Services and the Counseling Center to assist students in adjusting to the emotional and physical de

Furthermore, nonsmokers who are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, including exposure in the workplace, are at onethird higher risk for heart attack and lung cancer Centers for Disease Control, Sm

D. EC Smoke Free Survey, December 2012 In November 2012, Emmanuel College administered a survey that sought to understand, from students, faculty and staff Attitude toward secondhand smoke on campu

Faculty respondents, compared to student and staff respondents, are less critical of current policy or the degree to which it is followed and enforced, and are less likely to consider secondhand smo

251 parks and open spaces run by the Parks and Recreation Department. The spaces adjacent to Emmanuels campus include the Muddy River, Ramler Park and Clemente Field. Violators will face a 250 fine. I

Michael Conte, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Resident Director of St. Joseph Hall Kristen Conroy, Associate Vice President for Operations Lauren Davis, NP, Director of Health Services Jon Er

Committee members also shared some important data on smoking and tobacco use, as well as the effects of secondhand smoke. As part of the committees task would be to provide an educational component to

frequently, as new and pertinent research and news regarding tobaccoecigarette use and young adults became available. To date, the page has been viewed 185 times, with 172 counting as unique page view

How and why will the College impose a stricter smokingtobacco policy when the current policy isnt enforced Asking smokers to be moved from the smoking area to the street will further ostracize a p

Pros of adopting a smoke and tobaccofree policy As Emmanuels mission is to educate and foster students holistically, a ban on smoking and tobacco use will further cultivate the atmosphere of physical

A ban on smoke and tobacco will put Emmanuel more in line with the smoking policies of other campuses in the COF as well as nearly 1,200 campuses around the nation. Cons of adopting a smoke and tob

enclosed areas. Additionally, no smoking or tobacco use will be permitted in outdoor areas including parking lots, parking garages, grounds, rooftops, courtyards, entranceexit ways, athletic facilitie

Existing College policy already prohibits tobacco use inside all campus facilities and in all outdoor areas with the exception of the designated smoking area. Surveys of the Emmanuel College commun

V. Next steps The committee recommends establishing an implementation team comprised of staff from Government and Community Relations, Marketing Communications, Human Resources, Campus Safety, Facili

Additional Resources National Media F.D.A. Will Propose New Regulations for ECigarettes By Sabrina Tavernise The New York Times, April 24, 2014 Ecigarette consumption is rising fast, and in the absenc

Smoking is Worse Than You Imagined New York Times, January 19, 2014 The latest surgeon generals report on the health effects of smoking...offers astonishing new evidence of just how much harm tobacco