University of New Haven will become tobacco free

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– The University of New Haven has announced it will be a tobacco free campus.

The initiative goes into effect June 1. The entire campus will become tobacco and smoke free. The decision is based on the results of a 2014 survey of the UNH community. The school says its goal is to create a healthier learning and work environment for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

The school will be offering a program for students who are trying to quit smoke, with the hope that by the time the policy takes effect, the number of smokers at UNH will have dropped significantly and that the entire community will embrace the initiative.

UNH joins around 1,500 other campuses across the United States that have already become tobacco/smoke free.

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