Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ccac Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ccac Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free

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Students and employees at Community College of Allegheny County now used to lighting up a cigarette on school property soon can expect to hear this: Put it out.

Effective with this week's start of spring classes, the college said its four campuses and all other locations will become smoke- and tobacco-free zones, meaning that smoking and the use of tobacco products on college property by students, faculty, staff and administrators are no longer allowed.

The college's board of trustees approved the policy unanimously at its meeting Thursday.

Officials at CCAC said the ban applies both indoors and outdoors and covers use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.

It stems from the college's participation in the Truth Initiative's Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Community College Grant Initiative. …

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