Why UNH Should Kick Tobacco to the Curb

October 13, 2016

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Photo Courtesy: Kirsten McDonald

It Could Start, One Wildcat At a Time

Can’t think of a reason to not answer the friend who asks you to smoke?

Although UNH has not added itself to the list of about 1,500 campuses across the United States that are completely tobacco-free, 9 out of 10 people on this campus don’t use tobacco.

Being a tobacco-free campus comes with a plethora of benefits including cleaner air quality and healthier students, faculty, and staff. UNH is known for its beautiful scenery and crisp New England air. Why would we want to soil that reputation with smoke?

Ponder the cold hard facts. Smoking kills more Americans annually than car accidents, AIDS, alcohol and illegal drugs combined. College students come to school to receive an education and progress towards a future of their goal, not working towards ending their life with help of a cigarette. Having a smoke free campus would help eliminate a variety of health risks for all.

So now, when that person offers you a smoke, think about your green New Hampshire surroundings and the risk to your body. Just say no.

Do you think UNH should be tobacco free? Sign the petition at http://tobaccofreecampusnh.org/.

 

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