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Tobacco Policy

Nicholls State University Tobacco Policy

Tobacco Policy Statement

Concern for indoor air quality is a trend-taking place across the nation. In 1989, the Surgeon General renewed a health education campaign against smoking, and Congress passed legislation restriction smoking on domestic airline flights and began consideration of a bill that further limits advertising for smoking products. Studies have revealed that nonsmokers who breathe secondhand smoke face similar health risks as smokers. As a result, a significant number of corporations and academic institutions now require a completely smoke-free environment.

Nicholls State University has a vested interest in creating a healthful and productive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Providing a generally smoke-free environment is a step in establishing activities that promote a long and health life.

Effective January 1, 2011, Nicholls State University  became a tobacco free campus. 

The use of any tobacco product in any form is prohibited. Restricted tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, pipes, water pipes, all smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.), and all non FDA approved nicotine products. This policy applies to all University students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors (the general public).

Want to quit smoking? Call the University Counseling Center at 985.448.4080 and University Health Services 985.493.2600 for assistance.