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Tobacco Free

Northern Michigan University is committed to providing a healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The NMU Board of Trustees approved a resolution that promotes a healthier lifestyle and safer campus by going tobacco-free on Aug. 1, 2014. This prohibits products defined by the American College Health Association, including cigarettes, vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, cigarillos, hookah-smoked products and oral tobacco (spit, spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff).

The Policy

Tobacco-free prohibits all tobacco products as defined by the American College Health Association, including cigarettes, vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, cigarillos, hookah-smoked products and oral tobacco (spit/spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff). View the full policy.

Questions or Concerns

Have questions or concerns? Contact notobacco@nmu.edu and have your questions addressed by the appropriate area and responded to as quickly as possible.

Northern celebrated three years as a tobacco-free campus as host of "The Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt."  Dr. Kevin PiggottThe tobacco-free policy is meant to support a healthy NMU community, not to punish those who use tobacco. Learn more about <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/tobaccofree/enforcement">enforcement of the policy</a> and how to work with those who are having trouble adjusting. Pocket ashtrays are available, free of charge, to NMU’s smoking community and campus visitors who smoke. The ashtrays are part of a cooperative effort between NMU and the Superior Watershed Partnership to ensure that tobacco litter do not enter the area’s water ecosystem. Contact the NMU Health Promotions office at 227-1455 or hpo@nmu.edu to find distribution points for ashtrays.

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Tips to Quit

More than 400,000 people die from tobacco use annually, making the use of tobacco the most preventable cause of death and disease in our society. 42,000 of these occur from second-hand smoke exposure. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Northern Michigan University encourages our students, faculty and staff to opt for a healthier lifestyle by quitting smoking and use of tobacco products. NMU offers many cessation resources including workshops, medication, cessation programs, coaching and much more.

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