Tobacco-Free Zone
Tobacco-Free Zone
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Tobacco-free zone established on campus

As a reminder, a large portion of the Penn State Harrisburg campus is now a tobacco-free zone.

The area bounded by Penn State Way, College Avenue, and Olmsted Drive (the central core of campus) is now tobacco free. This includes Ziegler Commons, Vartan Plaza, and the athletic fields. Signage is being placed informing faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus of the tobacco-free zone.

A college task force recommended the expansion of the college policy and conducted a survey which indicated overwhelming support for a tobacco-free campus. In the survey, 71% of faculty, 77% of staff, and 67% of students responding favored a ban.

Simultaneous with the expanded prohibition on tobacco use, the college reminds users of tobacco products that information on cessation programs is available from its Health Services Office, a personal physician, or pharmacist. Individuals may also contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health 24-Hour Quit Line at 1-877-724-1090 for cessation classes and information.

A map of the tobacco-free area on campus is included here for your reference.