College preparing students for tobacco-free policy - - Jackson, MS

College preparing students for tobacco-free policy


FULTON, Miss. (AP) - Itawamba Community College officials are trying to ensure students are aware of its new smoke-free policy that goes into effect Jan. 1.

Dozens of signs spread throughout the college's campuses carry the message, along with plastic stickers on doors and table placards in cafeterias.

The school, which has more than 8,660 students and about 650 staff members, also has invited Mississippi Department of Health officials to lead seminars on the topic.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports many students have mixed reactions about populating a campus where cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are off limits. While some are glad they won't be exposed to secondhand smoke, others believe they have a right to light up.

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