Be informed about tobacco

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Students could stop by the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability’s table in the Student Union Breezeway on Feb. 18 to learn about the health effects of tobacco.

The Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability endeavored to educate students about the university’s tobacco-free policy as well as the effects of tobacco and vaping.

The “Tobacco Free Campaign” was set up in the Student Union Breezeway on Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to Antoinette Alack, assistant director of OSAA, students should be aware of the health risks of vaping.

Alack explained, “We want to educate them on the health risks associated with vaping, which also contains nicotine in a more pure form thus making it more potent and dangerous.”

Alack discussed the trend in smoking on campus.

“We have seen an increase in marijuana and vaping on campus,” said Alack. “As cigarettes are not ‘cool,’ vaping seems to be the new trend, but it is just as addictive and not allowed on campus.”