A Breath of Fresh Air

As of Aug. 1, 2012 Armstrong is a tobacco-free campus. The new policy underscores the university's commitment to provide a healthy learning and working environment for our students, faculty and staff.

More than 500 college campuses across the country have enacted 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free policies, with the trend steadily increasing for the past few years. During the summer of 2011, the Armstrong Faculty Senate charged a small workgroup to explore the possibility of revising Armstrong's tobacco policy to strengthen tobacco control on the local campus. The Armstrong Tobacco Control Task Force (TCTF) convened for the first time in August 2011, with support from the Student Government Association, Staff Advisory Council and Armstrong administration. The campus TCTF and Implementation Team have been led by Dr. Sara Plaspohl, assistant professor of Health Sciences.

In support of the tobacco-free policy, Armstrong has been holding free tobacco cessation classes for students, faculty and staff that will continue throughout the academic year. For more information on the policy, cessation classes, frequently asked questions and more, visit the tobacco-free web site.