UPDATE: ICC to become tobacco-free Jan. 1, 2011

Itawamba Community College will become tobacco-free, effective January 1, 2011, according to vice president of student services Buddy Collins.

This fall, the College will conduct an extensive marketing campaign for the Board of Trustees-enacted policy, which will both educate and inform students, faculty and staff, Collins said. In addition, information will be provided about cessation options.

The policy, which will cover all campuses, is designed to promote a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Collins said. According to the policy, the use of tobacco and smoking products is not permitted on any Itawamba Community College-owned property, which includes, but is not limited to, buildings, grounds, parking area walkways, recreational and sporting facilities and College-owned vehicles.

The policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors, both indoors and outdoors, on the Fulton and Tupelo campuses and at the Belden Center.

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