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In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Northern Illinois University will became smoke-free July 1, joining more than 700 colleges and universities nationwide with smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies. With the enactment of the new law, smoking will be prohibited on all campus property, defined as property that is owned, leased, occupied or otherwise controlled...
A 1992 memo from cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris found that smokers working in places that prohibit smoking smoke 11-15 percent less than average and quit at a rate that is 84 percent higher than average. State lawmakers and health officials hope the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, signed into law in 2014, will have a similar effect. On...
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NIU’s Smoke-Free Campus Task Force will provide students, faculty and staff several opportunities to voice their thoughts and concerns about the draft of the smoke-free policy. Four campus dialogue sessions are planned: Monday, Feb. 16: 10:30 a.m. to noon, HSC Blackhawk Annex Tuesday, Feb. 17: 3 to 4:30 p.m., HSC Blackhawk Annex Thursday, Feb. 19:...
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In Springfield … Both the House and the Senate are in session this week in Springfield. Several bills of interest to the NIU community advanced in the legislative process during last week’s Senate action. SB 1900 (Biss) passed the Senate unanimously and has been assigned to the House Higher Education Committee for consideration. It requires...