Missouri Valley College to become smoke-free campus

Monday, August 12, 2013

On July 26, the Missouri Valley College board of trustees approved a proposal to make Missouri Valley College a smoke-free campus effective Monday, Aug. 12.

MVC's previous smoking policy prohibited smoking inside any of the college's facilities. The new policy prohibits smoking both indoors and outdoors on all MVC campus properties. The policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and other persons on campus. The only exception to the policy is the Viking Tailgate Zone, when College events are held there.

To provide support services to current smokers MVC has partnered with Tria Health to offer a tobacco cessation program. Tria pharmacists work one-on-one with plan members to develop a personalized quit plan that will work for them. For full-time employees wishing to take advantage of this program, the college has agreed to pay the program fees for one year.

Missouri Valley College joins over 1,180 colleges and universities across the nation that have adopted smoke-free campus policies.

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  • I bet Larry is not happy

    -- Posted by Kelli Hartline on Mon, Aug 12, 2013, at 4:29 PM
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