Spartanburg Methodist College To Become Tobacco-Free Campus
Spartanburg Methodist College has announced their iniative to become a "Tobacco-Free" campus.
As of July 1st, 2012, the SMC campus will be entirely tobacco-free. President Colleen Keith described the need for the policy, remarking, "A lot of reasons have pushed us in this direction. The chief ones are concern for healthier living, impact of second-hand smoke, and desire for less litter. The City of Spartanburg, Converse, and USC-Upstate have gone smoke-free or tobacco free. It's really a societal direction; SMC has talked about it for a few years and made the decision to go this direction about a year ago."
Being tobacco-free means that the use of all tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, et cetera) is prohibited on campus. To aid the transition, for the first year of the policy, use of these products will be allowed in motor vehicles.
For staff / faculty interested in a cessation program, please contact Jenny Dunn, DunnJ@smcsc.edu.
For students interested in a cessation program, please contact Dean Ron Laffitte, LaffitteR@smcsc.edu.