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Tobacco Free Columbus State

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The health and wellness of students, faculty and staff is an ongoing priority for Columbus State.


The use of tobacco is one of the leading preventable health risks worldwide, and avoiding tobacco is one of the most important actions students, faculty, and staff can take for their overall health and wellness. Second-hand smoke also is known to be a substantial health risk and responsible for illnesses and disease.

To support the health and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff, the College has adopted a tobacco free policy which prohibits the use of all tobacco-related products on College property. 

The effective date for the tobacco free policy is July 1, 2015.

The Policy expresses Columbus State’s commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and workplace environment, and to supporting administrators, faculty, staff and students in their efforts to reduce or discontinue the use of tobacco products. The primary emphasis of this approach is to focus on the elimination of tobacco use on all College property with cessation left as a choice for the individual.