Tri-C among the tobacco-free trendsetters for higher education
January 18, 2017
This past August, Cuyahoga Community College initiated its “Breathe Free Tri-C” policy, making the college completely tobacco-free across all campuses and locations.
Tri-C is the latest in a series of Ohio colleges and universities to universally ban the use of tobacco products. Since the Ohio Board of Regents passed a 2012 resolution recommending that institutions of higher education ban all tobacco products, 25 colleges and universities statewide have opted to go tobacco-free.
Tri-C is among the first in Northeast Ohio to implement a tobacco-free policy, joining Cleveland State University and Kent State University. Kent State’s tobacco ban will go into effect this July.
Meghan Estes, Tri-C's director of health and wellness, recently spoke with the Kent State student press about Tri-C’s new policy, and the College's ongoing movement to promote healthy lifestyle choices for its students, faculty and staff.