Join the 1DayStand for a smoke-free Brock campus

Today, students and staff at numerous post-secondary campuses across Ontario are speaking up, taking action and encouraging their campus to become part of the smoke-free movement. In support, Niagara Region Public Health, third-year Brock University Health Sciences students, and Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) are hosting a 1DayStand event at Brock University to raise awareness about the benefits of a smoke-free campus, provide resources for smokers who want to quit, and to collect signatures in support of a smoke-free campus policy. The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Thistle Hallway, close to the Market stairs.
 
Post-secondary campuses offer a unique opportunity to protect campus communities from exposure to second-hand smoke through a smoke-free campus policy. The 1DayStand event seeks to start a conversation that could end in a healthier campus for all by:
  • Encouraging students who use tobacco to quit for the day, with an aim to quit for good
  • Getting students’ opinions towards tobacco use on campus
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of smoke-free campus policies
  • Promoting the adoption of permanent smoke-free policies 
Everyone has the right to breathe clean air where they live, work, study and play.  Research from LTPB shows that:
  • Students are targeted by the tobacco industry
  • Addressing tobacco use will not only save lives but also the planet through positive environmental impact
  • Tobacco-free policies decrease costs for schools without impacting enrollment
LTPB is a tobacco control program funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that offers free, proven quit-smoking resources created specifically for young adults 18 – 29 years of age. LTPB operates on all post-secondary campuses and in the community.
 
Visit LTPB for more information on smoke-free campuses.

Contact

Kerri Stoakley
Niagara Region Public Health
905-688-8248 ext. 7303
kerri.stoakley@niagararegion.ca


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