Feather River College is now a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus!
QUINCY, CA - FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE-NOW A HEALTHIER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND LEARN!
To create a healthy campus environment for all who visit, Feather River College (FRC) has announced that it is now a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The campus will begin enforcing this decision beginning on July 1st, 2021.
The decision was made due to a state-wide recommendation to adopt a smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy, following the lead of CSU and UC campuses, who have been smoke- and tobacco-free since 2017 and 2014, respectively. On May 20th, 2021, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to adopt the policy effective immediately.
The next steps for implementation include educating new and returning students, providing assistance to students and employees who are interested in quitting. The FRC Wellness Center will offer tobacco quit counseling for those who are interested, and there are also many text, call, or app-based quit resources that anyone can use, such as 1-800-NO-BUTTS.
Tobacco-free campus policies have been shown to improve physical and mental health among campus attendants, reduce toxic litter, and create a trigger-free environment that better supports students and staff who are trying to quit tobacco. Feather River College is proud to promote a safe and healthy environment for its staff and students!