The American Lung Association in Georgia congratulates Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus for going tobacco-free effective Aug. 1. This is a great step forward for the college and for Augusta.
Tobacco-free campuses are a growing trend across the United States. Georgia Military College’s Augusta campus will join 16 colleges and universities in Georgia that are 100 percent tobacco-free.
As postsecondary institutions prepare students for their future, providing a tobacco-free environment will reduce present and future health-care costs; encourage overall well-being of their student body and staff; and help those using tobacco to quit for good.
Three cheers for the students of Georgia Military College in Augusta. They are leaders both now and in the future!
(The writer is area manager for the American Lung Association of the Southeast.)