Stan Wilson at Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College became a tobacco free campus on January 1st 2015. The Employee Wellness Center thought that inviting someone from the Greater Atlanta Voicemasters to address them to advertise the tobacco-free campaign and to encourage current smokers to quit would be a great kickoff for the Great American Smokeout event in November. When the desire to smoke conflicts with those requesting a smoke-free environment, the need for smoke-free air will take priority.

In the effort to promote Agnes Scott as a tobacco free campus, our Stan Wilson spoke to the staff, students and Employee Wellness department members on November 13th 2014 at a luncheon meeting to support their Tobacco-Free Campus initiative. After Janice Hayes and Tina Long, who had been participating in the tobacco-free campaign for years, Stan Wilson is now our third member who contributed to this activity. Mr. Wilson is also GAVM vice president and visitors coordinator, an he is visiting new laringectomee patients at Atlanta hospitals on a regular basis.

We are proud to be a part of this great campaign which will result in huge improvements at one of the greatest colleges in metro Atlanta. Agnes Scott is now a smoke-free campus. Smoking is strictly prohibited in all facilities (e.g. classrooms, computer labs, offices, residence halls and theme houses). Smoking is permitted outside at designated locations equipped with appropriate receptacles. Smoking is not permitted within 20 feet of any residence hall. Violations of the College smoking policy will be handled as a disciplinary matter and will be reviewed by the appropriate College administrator.