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UMES Becomes Smoke-Free Campus

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md.– The University of Maryland Eastern Shore became a smoke-free campus, effective Monday, July 1.

Smoking is prohibited by visitors, employees and students in all university facilities, grounds and property, including walkways, parking lots and vehicles.

The policy is being implemented to comply with an executive order by Gov. Martin O'Malley and with the University System of Maryland policy on smoking at USM institutions, according to Dr. Ronnie Holden, UMES' vice president for administrative affairs.

"The university's goal is to promote the good health and comfort of visitors, students and employees," Holden said.  "UMES has attempted to consider the needs and concerns of both smokers and non-smokers in the development of our smoking policy."

Holden said on-site smoking cessations classes, lists of resources and online health and wellness information will be available to the campus community.

For information on smoking cessation, call the Maryland Tobacco Quitline at 800-784-8669 or visit www.smokingstopshere.com.


 

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