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Tobacco-Free Initiative

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    Monday Mile and Tobacco-Free Pledge

Tobacco-Free: More Than Fresh Air

One in five Americans die from tobacco use every year: but not just from smoking. Cigars, chewing tobacco and other forms of tobacco have all been linked to health issues and death, and electronic cigarettes have yet to be proven as a safe alternative. Deterring the use of tobacco in all forms is crucial to protect the health of the students and workforce of the Bloomberg School of Public Health community.

“As a school of public health we are dedicated to promoting the well-being of the global community,” says Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, former Dean of the School. “With the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative, we are taking steps to also promote our own health as well.”

The School has been smoke-free since 1991, and beginning August 1, 2014, the School prohibits the use of any tobacco product—including cigars, cigarillos, hookah-smoked products, any oral or chewed tobacco and e-cigarettes—in all buildings, facilities and vehicles. The initiative also forbids the use of tobacco products on all outdoor campus grounds and discourages its use on city property adjacent to campus grounds. Read the full Tobacco-Free Initiative guidelines.

Our tobacco-free initiative encourages our school community to strive for the health benefits quitting tobacco can bring: more money, a longer life, a cleaner environment and a healthy body for more playtime with the kids and more pickup football games. JHSPH wants you to have more than fresh air.


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