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St. Lawrence College becomes smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018

2018-10-09

St. Lawrence College (SLC) is pleased to announce that its campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall Ontario will become 100 percent smoke-free, effective October 15, 2018. 

"This is an important decision," said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. "The risks and negative health impacts of second-hand smoke are well-known. We are excited to unite as a college in having a healthy environment where we all learn, work, and connect."

As a smoke-free college, smoking or vaping tobacco or cannabis is prohibited at all campus locations. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas, and in vehicles on campus. 

The smoke-free initiative includes any person on campus, whether they are students, staff, faculty, subcontractors and/or their employees, and visitors. All events hosted on SLC campuses will also be smoke-free. 

Anyone who wishes to smoke must do so off campus property. The move to becoming smoke-free demonstrates SLC’s commitment to providing a healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 

SLC’s smoke-free policy can be found at www.stlawrencecollege.ca/SmokeFree and questions can be sent to smokefree@sl.on.ca.

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For media information:

Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College
P: 613-544-5400, ext. 1291
C: 613-329-2451
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca