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Creating a Healthy Learning Environment

As the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke have become more apparent and the realization that creating a smoke-free environment is important to the health and economy of the College community, the Board of Trustees voted to establish a policy that creates a smoke-free campus effective January 1, 2006. The Board of Trustees concluded that the College has an obligation to provide a healthy work and learning environment and that teaching and encouraging healthy life-styles is an important role for this institution. The Smoke-Free Campus Policy (#8085) can be viewed online.

Creating the smoke-free environment occurred in a three-phase format with the first phase focusing on educating and building awareness of the policy among students, staff and visitors. In concert with the awareness/educational element, the second phase offered cessation programs. The first two phases were carried out from September 1 through December 31.

On January 1, 2006, the third and final phase, compliance of the policy, was implemented. While it is recognized that compliance of policy will take time, there is a strong conviction that the College community, as a whole, prefers a smoke-free environment and that through time, patience and self-enforcing, this policy will be successful and will benefit students, employees and visitors.


Cessation Programs in the Community

  • American Cancer Society, 2010 Hogback Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Services: General and worksite based support groups
    Contact: 734-971-4300

  • American Lung Association of Michigan, 25900 Greenfield Road St 401, Oak Park, MI 48237
    Services: General and worksite based support, free teen programs
    Contact: 248-784-2000

  • Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Center, 2215 Fuller, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Services: Free support groups for veterans
    Contact: 734-769-7100 - Education

  • Chelsea Community Hospital, 775 South Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118
    Services: General and worksite based support groups
    Contact: 734-475-4103 - Community Health Services

  • Eastern Michigan University, Health Services, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Services: Free to EMU students faculty & staff
    Contact: 734-487-1122 - Health Education

  • University of Michigan Health System, 2025 Traverwood, STE A3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Services: General and worksite based support groups, individual consultation
    Contact: 734-998-6222 - Tobacco Cessation Coordinators

  • Washtenaw County Public Health, Human Services I, 555 Towner
    Services: Individual consultation for general population, free programs for seniors, African Americans and teens.
    Contact: 734- 544-6874 - Tobacco Reduction Coordinator

Web Based Cessation Programs

Call 1-800-537-5666 and ask for the "Smoker's Quit Kit"


WCC Employee Cessation Programs

See the Human Resources web site for information.





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