Tobacco Free Campus

Schreiner University will become a tobacco free campus on January 1, 2014.

Before that date, there are several designated zones for those who want to use tobacco products: (a) the area across the street from the Griffin Welcome Center, (b) the Pecan Grove footbridge, and (c) the gazebo at Facilities Services office.

Beginning January 1, use of any tobacco product will not be permitted on university owned or leased property. The policy applies to all areas including vehicles, playing fields, parking lots and residence halls.

Which tobacco products does this policy prohibit?
•    Cigarettes
•    Dip
•    Snuff
•    Chew
•    Cigar
•    Pipe
•    Bidi
•    Clove cigarette
•    Smokeless or “spit” tobacco
•    Dissolvable tobacco
•    Hookah
•    Snus

Why?
1.    Tobacco is the second leading cause of preventative illness and death in the United States.
2.    Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
3.    This policy aligns with our mission and institutional efforts to provide a healthy and holistic environment for students, employees and visitors.

In good company…
Colleges all over the U.S. are adopting tobacco free policies—608 to date. In Texas, 63 campuses are tobacco free, including all University of Texas campuses, Texas State University, Sul Ross State University, Huston-Tillotson University and Midwestern State University.

Schreiner’s Health & Wellness office in the Mountaineer Fitness Center can provide tobacco cessation help. You can telephone 830-792-7486 or email health@schreiner.edu for more information.

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