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Temple university is looking at becoming a tobacco-free campus. The College of Public Health created a task force over the summer to explore becoming a tobacco-free campus. Currently, the university has a liberal smoke-free policy that only bans smoking within 25 feet of a main entrance, exit or working window of a university building. The task force is now researching how to enforce a tobacco-free policy and if the campus should be 100 percent tobacco-free.
Smoking has numerous adverse effects. While this is known, it is not completely understood by policy makers. Smoking impacts people, economies, and even interferes with poverty reduction. The report, Tobacco Tax Reform: At the Crossroads of Health and Development, explains how policy makers can improve the health and prosperity of societies through implementing higher tobacco tax rates.
In This Issue: Lebanon City is Ensuring Tobacco-Free Parks and Playgrounds for Children; Don’t Be Fooled: E-cig Aerosol Is Not Harmless for Kids;
Pictorial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products Could Help Improve Communication of Risks to Smokers