SUNY Cortland recently launched a website to help prepare the College community for Jan. 1, 2013, when the campus will officially become tobacco free.
The site, located at http://www2.cortland.edu/information/tobacco-free, explains the new policy, provides information on the dangers of tobacco and offers resources for people who would like to quit.
During the Great American Smoke Out on Nov. 15, a total of 21 members of the SUNY Cortland community pledged to try to stop using tobacco. We wish them well and will support them in whatever way we can.
The College has also begun a daily countdown to Jan. 1 on the video message screens scattered throughout campus. Tobacco users should use it as a reminder of the time they have remaining to prepare for life on a tobacco-free campus.