Smoke Free Campus (LIU Brooklyn)
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.
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 http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke/factsheets/factsheet7.html 3 CDC. Smoking and Tobacco Use: Fast Facts. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/index.htm
4 CiggyFree.com. Effects of the World’s Growing Number of Smokers. Retrieved October 28, 2009 from http://www.ciggyfree.com/cigblog/2007/10/05/the-worlds-growing-number-of-smokers/
5 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. State Tobacco Related Costs and Revenues. Retrieved November 3, 2009 from http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0178.pdf
6 American Lung Association in Oregon. Colleges and Universities with 100% Tobacco-Free Campus Policies (October 2009). Retrieved October 28, 2009 from http://smokefreeoregon.com/college/resources/colleges.php