As part of its commitment to healthy lifestyles, respect, and well-being, Jamestown Community College will become tobacco-free in August 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 beginning September 2013.
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 will prohibit smoking and use of chewing tobacco and other tobacco products on all campus-owned grounds, including parking lots and residence halls, beginning in August 2014.
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.