Campuses began the 25-foot rule years ago but, are now moving into a new, healthier direction. Schools are beginning to create stop-smoking recourses for college students. This act will definitely help move campuses into a safer environment.
Schools nationwide are in the process of moving into smoke-free campuses including 4 schools in the Philadelphia region. Community College of Philadelphia implemented a smoke-free policy Spring 2017 and now Temple, Lincoln and Cheyney Universities are looking to follow. Temple, Lincoln, and Cheyney Universities will join almost 150 other schools using grants from services such as American Cancer Society, Truth Initiative and CVS Health Foundation.
Dean of the College of Public Health at Temple University stated, “We have a lot of people who are very, very aware of the health issues around smoking.”
Temple University is still in the beginning stages and will use grant money to research if a tobacco-free campus will work.
This will be a great move for universities to follow and also be safe for students on campus. It’s hard walking into a smoke bubble when walking to class.