Austin Community College students and staff who make a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking will have an added incentive when they head back to school: ACC’s smoke-free policy takes effect on January 2.
The policy was adopted by the ACC board in October and bans smoking anywhere on college grounds or inside ACC-owned vehicles. Signs reminding people about the new policy will be set up over the winter break.
“ACC understands the challenges faced by people who want to stop smoking,” ACC vice president Mary Hensley said in a news release. “We are committed to providing support and making our students and employees aware of resources that can assist them.”
ACC will be offering a free six-week course for ACC staff and family members who want to quit smoking.