Kentucky State University is now smoke free across campus. The University Board of Regents has approved an anti-tobacco policy effective immediately that prohibits tobacco use in all buildings, events and around parking lots within the campus.
The American College Health Association (ACHA), which adopted a Position Statement on Tobacco in September 2009, is in part responsible for a recent uptick in campuses going smoke free, according to no-smoke.org.
Their efforts to promote tobacco-free environments have led to “substantial reductions in the number of people who smoke, the amount of tobacco products consumed, and the number of people exposed to environmental tobacco hazards.”
Other HBCUs to adopt the policy include Edward Waters College, Central State University, Bennett College, Huston–Tillotson University, Paul Quinn College and the Morehouse School of Medicine.