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Smoke Free Campus (LIU Brooklyn)

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As one of the few remaining schools in New York City that still permits smoking on campus, you can help Long Island University's campus become smoke-free by signing this petition!

We, the students, staff and faculty of Long Island University- Brooklyn campus support the implementation of a 100% tobacco-free policy. Tobacco harms society in numerous ways, and all are preventable:

-Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S., killing 443,000 adults per year(1)
-There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke(2), which kills 49,000 nonsmoking Americans per year(3)

-One out of eight trees cut down worldwide (over 600 million per year) are for tobacco production(4)

-The tobacco industry specifically targets youth and young adults to become replacement smokers, and is developing new harmful smokeless tobacco products targeted toward young adults

-Smoking directly causes $1.31 billion in health care costs per year in Colorado alone(5)

We believe that everyone has a right to breathe clean air on campus by attending a tobacco-free LIU. By signing this petition, we support creating a healthy learning environment for everyone by disallowing the use of tobacco products anywhere on campus.

I support LIU Brooklyn by joining the many universities in New York City who have already implemented 100% tobacco-free policies, protecting everyone's right to breathe clean air on our campus.

Brought to you by :The Health and Wellness Club

1 CDC. Tobacco: Targeting the Nation’s Leading Killer – At a Glance 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from
2 Office of the Surgeon General. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from 3 CDC. Smoking and Tobacco Use: Fast Facts. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from
4 Effects of the World’s Growing Number of Smokers. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from
5 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. State Tobacco Related Costs and Revenues. Retrieved November 3, 2009 from
6 American Lung Association in Oregon. Colleges and Universities with 100% Tobacco-Free Campus Policies (October 2009). Retrieved October 28, 2009 from

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