Marshall University’s Tobacco Ban takes effect Monday, June 1st 2013.  All tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on all property owned by or controlled by Marshall University.

Marshall’s Board of Governors unanimously passed the tobacco ban on June 11.  The ban applies to all faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors.

The Director of Student Health Education Programs, Amy Saunders, said “I hope everyone will be respectful of our policy and help us make our campus healthier and safer for everybody”.  The Student Health Education Programs (S.H.E.P.) will be setting up programs to help students, faculty and staff with cessation efforts.

The policy does include an exception for events that attract a large number of off-campus guests.  Such events will be exempted on a case-by-case basis with approval of the vice president for Administration.

-Dave Wellman, Director of Communications

 

Marshall University SHEP works very actively with the University’s chapter of  the WV Against Tobacco (WV @) Coalition in banning tobacco use on campus. In 2008, WV @ helped in eliminating smoking floors in residence halls, making all residence halls 100% smoke-free. Additionally, the WV Against Tobacco (WV @) Coalition collaborated efforts with Cabell County Health Department to ban smoking in bars in Cabell County in 2010.

Marshall University SHEP and the Cabell-Huntington Health Department offers smoking cessation classes. You can call our office at (304)696-4800 or email us at shep@marshall.edu for more information.

 Tobacco ban information