U of M: A Tobacco Free Trailblazer

On July 1, 2011, U of M officially became a smoke-free campus. Just a little over a year after the start of that initiative, the United States Health and Human Services is singling us out as an example of success while urging other higher education institutions to adopt similar policies.

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Today at 3 pm, Dr. Howard Koh, the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will join U of M President Mary Sue Coleman at our School of Public Health to announce the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative.

Read the full story from the University Record here.

Kudos to U of M, of course, but it is somewhat appalling that this has yet to happen across more universities. Support HHS efforts & spread the news – let your fellow colleagues and classmates across state lines know that more universities need to participate!

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