In 2003, all UW-System residence halls went smoke-free and in 2010, workplaces and public places in Wisconsin joined them. The Americans for Nonsmoker’s Rights Foundation recently released their updated list of tobacco-free college campuses. To date, 16 Wisconsin campuses encompassing 57 sites have made the move to a tobacco-free campus, indoors and out. For the health and protection of all students, faculty and staff, let’s make the University of Wisconsin-Superior the next college to follow this positive trend.
But isn’t it enough to just go smoke-free? “Why tobacco-free?” you might ask. Here’s why:
- Tobacco-free campuses create a healthier and greener environment for students, faculty and staff
- A tobacco-free environment provides motivation for tobacco users to get the help they need to quit for good
- Going completely tobacco-free makes implementation and enforcement of policy easier
The facts are the facts. Tobacco in all its forms is dangerous. Let’s take a positive step and make UWS a better place for all of us.
Colleges Against Cancer
Student Organization at UW-Superior
1600 Catlin Avenue, Superior, WI 54880