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Tobacco-Free JCC

Tobacco Free JCC logoAs part of its commitment to healthy lifestyles, respect, and well-being, Jamestown Community College became tobacco-free on August 1, 2014.

JCC embraces the opportunity to make its environment the most respectful and healthiest for all students, employees, and visitors and will offer smoking cessation information to those looking to quit. A special yearlong web-assisted tobacco intervention program, offered by the University of Rochester Medical Center, is available to JCC students.

After a thoughtful decision-making process among members of the JCC community and based on well-documented evidence that use of tobacco products poses significant health risks and that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke, JCC made the decision, effective August 1, 2014, to prohibit smoking and the use of chewing tobacco and other tobacco products on all campus-owned grounds, including parking lots and residence halls.

JCC joins a movement across the nation for college and university campuses to move toward being tobacco-free, which is in line with requests from the New York state commissioner of health and the State University of New York chancellor to promote all SUNY schools as tobacco-free.