Positive Effects of Tobacco Free Campuses

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Objective: Positive effects of tobacco free campuses Cigarettes these days are becoming a part of everybody’s life, be it a smoker or a nonsmoker. Cigarette use has long been known as the main reason of lung cancer in millions of people, but now it is affecting many second-hand smokers, who don’t smoke but just breathe in the smoke from the air and then have to face respiratory diseases. And this epidemic of smoking is not limited to any age. These days’ young teenagers and adolescents are found to be smoking compared to people of bigger age. It is also critical to note that the tobacco industry continues to market and advertise its products to young adults in order to maintain its profitability, and the tobacco use and prevalence statistics for young adults demonstrate that the plan is having an effect. In such a situation, it is very much likely to found more on college campuses than anywhere else. According to the American College Health Association (ACHA) which adopted a Position Statement on Tobacco in September 2009 (updated in November 2011) and the social norm change about when and where people smoke as a result of city- and state-wide smoke free laws. In fact, majority of the U.S population does not smoke, and most local and state laws do not include college campuses, although some states do include state schools in their smoke free workplace laws. (Smith, 2011) Therefore, there is a need to protect employees and students from exposure to secondhand smoke on college campuses and create an expectation that this living and working environment be smoke

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