As part of Hiram College’s commitment to providing a safe learning and work environment, all college property is 100% smoke-free and tobacco-free. By eliminating smoking and tobacco use at the College, we hope to protect the health and well-being of our students, employees, community members and visitors.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 480,000 American die each year due to cigarette smoking, and for every person who dies due to smoking, at least 30 others have a serious illness related to smoking. Given the increase in Americans who report that they began smoking when they were between the ages of 18 and 23, Hiram College felt the call to action to prevent an addiction to smoking or tobacco use and assist those who currently smoke or use tobacco.
The College prohibits the use of smoking and tobacco products on all college-owned property to provide a space where everyone feels comfortable and safe. As a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus, smoking and tobacco use is prohibited in all outdoor spaces, buildings and facilities, and college-owned vehicles. This policy extends to the James H. Barrow Biological Field Station and the Northwoods Field Station.
Prohibited products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, and all other preparations of tobacco.