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St. Catharine Campus now tobacco-free

People on the St. Catharine College campus are now able to breathe a little easier. That’s because a new tobacco-free policy went into effect for all students, faculty, staff and visitors on July 1. The policy targets all forms of tobacco including smokeless tobacco products.
The St. Catharine Roundtable, consisting of representatives from the St. Catharine Motherhouse, St. Catharine Farm, Sansbury Care Center and St. Catharine College, issued a statement on March 31 which said, “(We’ve) been working for more than a year to develop a policy and implementation plan to move the St. Catharine Campus to a tobacco-free environment."
The full policy reads as follows: “In keeping with St. Catharine Roundtable’s intent to provide a safe and healthful working and learning environment, tobacco use is not permitted on the grounds of Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine Motherhouse, St. Catharine Farm and St. Catharine College, or in any of the vehicles owned by any of the before mentioned entities. Tobacco may only be used in an individual’s own personal vehicle. Tobacco products means all forms of tobacco including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products. This policy applies to all individuals including but not limited to staff, students, faculty, volunteers, customers, contractors, and visitors to the campus. Effective:  July 1, 2011.”