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As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that the MSU community enjoys a healthy campus, I am proud to announce a task force has been formed to guide the process of transitioning Michigan State University to a tobacco-free environment.

Led by the Office of the University Physician, the task force will guide campus and community leadership in the development, adoption, and implementation of a tobacco-free policy at MSU.

The rationale for this transition rests largely on a fundamental concern for the health of the entire campus community. Decades of research confirm the negative effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco, and environmental tobacco smoke. Moving toward implementation of a tobacco-free policy aligns with our efforts to create the healthiest academic and workplace environment possible at MSU.

I urge members of the MSU community to email with concerns or questions. The MSU Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the Tobacco Free ordinance at their next meeting on June 17. 2015.