WKCTC Now Tobacco-Free CampusWest Kentucky Community and Technical College is now a tobacco-free institution. The policy went into effect today.
WKCTC began it tobacco-free plans last fall with the development of a committee that consisted of faculty, staff and students who conducted extensive research to create a comprehensive tobacco-free proposal for the campus. WKCTC faculty and staff voted to pass the proposal in October 2014.
WKCTC President Barbara Veazey said the new policy is a positive step for the college. Its important for us to set an example of how we can best live our lives healthy, professionally for the entire well-being of our community. When looking at Kentuckys health numbers, Veazey said becoming tobacco-free is absolutely the right thing to do for our students.
WKCTCs tobacco-free policy includes all forms of tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizing devices, electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products on any campus property.
More information about the colleges tobacco-free can be found at //About/TobaccoFreeCampus/FAQ.aspx.
Fall classes begin August 17. Registration is currently underway.