MACC is committed to providing its students, faculty, staff and visitors with a healthy, clean and safe environment – in which to work, live and learn.
A tobacco-free campus protects everyone from the health dangers related to secondhand smoke. This is significant in light of the latest U.S. Surgeon General’s report, “The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke,” which concludes that no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke exists.
tobacco-free campus demonstrates responsible stewardship of our environment by reducing litter, eliminating smoke-filled areas at building entrances and reducing associated fire danger.
A tobacco-free campus also serves as a positive example for others – especially secondary school students and children on our campus. Lastly, a tobacco-free campus supports the public health efforts of our community, state and nation. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Missouri.