University Will Be Tobacco-Free on July 1

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech is proud to announce that the university will adopt a tobacco-free policy at all of its locations as of July 1.

The new policy states: “The use or sale of any tobacco products is prohibited on college-owned, operated, or leased property or vehicles at any time. The policy extends to all university property and vehicles.”

Indiana Tech has a main campus in Fort Wayne and satellite locations in Elkhart, Fishers, Greenwood, Hammond, Huntington, Indianapolis, Kendallville, Merrillville, Mishawaka, Plainfield, and Warsaw.

“We want to provide the healthiest, safest environment that we can for our students, faculty, and staff,” said Allison Carnahan, vice president of enrollment management and student life.

The university has been spreading word of the new policy through student and staff e-mails, campus bulletin boards, and the campus newspaper. Permanent signage will be installed in all buildings to ensure that campus visitors are also aware of the policy.

“Response to the new policy has been very positive,” Carnahan said. “We’re already seeing benefits with a number of people who have chosen to quit smoking.”

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