Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Summit for Colleges and Businesses
All K-12 public schools in Lancaster County have a tobacco-free campus. Many businesses are also choosing to make their entire campus tobacco-free (including e-cigarettes) and extending this policy to cover business vehicles.
Panelists from Nebraska colleges and local businesses who have made their campuses Tobacco-Free came together October 20, 2016, to advise fellow college and business representatives about becoming Tobacco-Free.
Local Health Agencies Adopt Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
St. Monica’s, CenterPointe and The Bridge Behavioral Health rehabilitation centers adopted a tobacco-free campus policy and they highlighted their experiences on the video Tobacco-Free Campuses in Behavioral Health Settings.
In April 2015, these three behavioral health agencies received a Community Public Health Award from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Board of Health for adopting a tobacco-free campus policy. View their award ceremony.
TFLC recognizes those businesses that have chosen to make their entire campus smoke/tobacco-free.
The Bridge Behavioral Health
If you are interested in developing a smoke/tobacco-free campus policy, take a look at our toolkit and watch this video to learn how a local business developed their policy and how this policy encouraged one of their employees to quit tobacco use.