Madison Area Technical College became 100 percent tobacco-free on Thursday, July 1, as part of the College’s efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff.
NO TOBACCO ON CAMPUS
In the past, tobacco use has only been allowed in designated areas on each campus; however, the new policy, which fully adheres to city of Madison ordinances, prohibits the use of tobacco products anywhere on district-owned or district-leased property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and vehicles. This policy applies to all students, employees, and visitors of the College.
As part of this health initiative, the College would like to make students and employees aware of resources that can assist with the challenges associated with quitting tobacco usage.
• Students may contact the Student Health Education Center at 608-246-6027 to discuss options for quitting. View the complete Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide for Students.
• Employees may contact Employee Wellness at 608-243-4133 to discuss options for quitting. View the complete Tobacco Cessation Resource Guide for Employees.
• Both students and employees may call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW (608-784-8669). The Quit Line will send a free two-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patch, nicotine gum or nicotine lozenge).
The primary reason for this policy is to enhance the goal of providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees, and visitors of the College. The college joins six other Wisconsin technical colleges in the tobacco-free initiative.
Please visit the links below or contact Human Resources at (608-246-6900) or Public Safety Services (608-243-4357), if you have additional questions.