Smoked lately? Are you ready to quit?

As of July 1, 2015 all Illinois state colleges and universities will become Smoke Free. The smoking ban applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces on campuses. However, at Black Hawk College we are working on implementing this ban effective May 26, 2015, which is the first week after graduation and prior to the beginning of summer school. This is in response to Senate Bill 2202, the Smoke Free College Campus Act which was signed on Aug. 17, 2014, by Governor Pat Quinn. This legislation prohibits smoking on the campuses of all state-supported colleges and universities.

We have created a task force to transition BHC to be Tobacco-Free. Our main concern is to support the health of our students. In response, we will host events to assist individuals who chose to quit using tobacco products. We would also like to offer a variety of evidence-based strategies to quit smoking. We will notify the campus community of upcoming events. There are many efforts currently available to help individuals stop using tobacco products if they choose. Below is an invitation for college students to participate in a national on-line smoking-cessation program. Please read the invitation below if you are interested in participating. Thank you for your assistance as we attempt to comply with the new state law.

Luis Moreno, Dean of Student Services
Shawn Cisna, Chief of Police
BHC Tobacco-Free Task Force

Smoked lately? Are you ready to quit? Want to earn up to $45?

The University of Rochester is giving community college students the opportunity to quit smoking online.

Whether you stop smoking or not, you can earn up to $45 for your thoughts and time by answering surveys.

To see if you are eligible, click here or e-mail or call the project manager directly at 585-276-6243.

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