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USMH Now A Smoke-Free Campus

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USMH provides students, faculty, employees and visitors with a healthy, smoke-free campus as of July 1, 2013.  All University System of Maryland (USM) colleges and universities now prohibit smoking on campus.  The smoke-free policy was approved in June 2012 by the USM Board of Regents to reduce health risks associated with first- and second-hand smoke.USMH Now A Smoke-Free Campus

Smoking is not permitted in either campus building, on campus walkways or in University Plaza. Signs are posted to remind guests and visitors that the policy applies to them as well as students and USMH employees and contractors.  Cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs all are included in the ban.

Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:15 p.m. and running for four consecutive weeks, the Washington County Health Department will offer free smoking cessation classes in USMH Room 124-125 to anyone who wants to learn how to stop smoking.  topics include nicotine addiction, withdrawal symptoms, coping tips, and relapse prevention.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Dee Horner, 240-527-2719, to register.