IPFW now a smoke, tobacco-free campus

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)   As of Tuesday, April 1,  Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and all other tobacco products are not allowed on campus or any other IPFW properties.

IPFW joined Indiana University Bloomington and the regional campuses of Purdue and IU, as well as the 1,100 colleges and universities across the country in adopting smoke and tobacco-free policies.

See a copy of the tobacco and smoke-free policy online here: ipfw.edu/chancellor.

Anyone who would like information on how to quit smoking or stop using tobacco products can contact the IPFW Center for Healthy Living and Wellness at 260-481-5748 or visit the Health and Wellness website.

From the IPFW press release in February on the policy:

The most recent Surgeon General report added to the list of harmful effects of cigarettes in that nearly half a million people will die from smoking-related diseases this year. The report released last month adds even more diseases to the previous list of smoking-caused diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction, macular degeneration that can cause blindness, two additional cancers—liver and colorectal—and cleft palate birth defects.

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