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May 11, 2004 > First Smoke-free College Campus in Bay Area

First Smoke-free College Campus in Bay Area

Ohlone College becomes the first Smoke-Free college campus in the Bay Area! College officials join forces with the Alameda County Public Health Department to announce the new smoke-free policy at Ohlone. Ohlone is only the fourth college in the state to attain smoke-free status, although many others are now following. The policy is a result of four years effort by the Ohlone Student Health Center and STARSS, a student club dedicated to improving the health of college students by eliminating smoking.

The press and public are invited to attend a Smoke-free Policy Press Conference and Reception on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the designated smoking area by Building 5 in the main quad, on the Ohlone College campus. The brief program will consist of remarks by Dr. Treadway, followed by Sally Bratton, Director of the Ohlone Student Health Center; who will officially announce the new smoke-free policy. A District Representative from the Office of Senator Liz Figueroa, the Alameda County Public Health Department official and STARSS Club President will also present remarks, followed by a question and answer session.

College officials will then ceremoniously "decommission" a cigarette receptacle at one of the three current designated smoking areas, which will be dragged away by "Ciggy Butts" the eight-foot tall mascot of the Smoke-Free campaign.

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