Looking back on the NMU tobacco ban two years later

MARQUETTE - It has been two years since NMU went tobacco free and organizers are saying it has been a successful two years.
 
The university held a presentation today, recapping the last two years and looking ahead. While one of the biggest challenges for the initiative is reaching 100% compliance, it's about more than just banning tobacco on campus.
 
Lenny Shible, Health Promotions Specialist says the school's main focus is education.
 
"It has never been about abstinence," he said. "It has been about location, so that we can assist people in finding locations, as long as they are still using tobacco products, that would not hinder any of the people on our campus properties. So, for us, it's gonna be more education, more education and more education."
 
Also a part of the health initiative is the university providing support and tools to students and faculty members who may be attempting to quit using tobacco products.
 
 

 


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