Thank You for Not Smoking!
The front of the card that Drexel Public Safety officers will give to smokers within the smoke-free areas on Drexel's University City Campus.
Spring has definitely sprung on campus. As more people head outdoors, this is a reminder that Drexel University has numerous areas on campus that are designated as “smoke-free,” in order to support the health of our community. Note that signs have been placed around campus to prohibit smoking in Perelman Plaza, Korman Quad, Drexel Park, the Rush Building Alumni Garden, the URBN Annex Art Garden, the Race Street Quad, the Buckley Tennis Courts, the Buckley Recreational Field and Buckley Green. In addition, per a city ordinance, smoking less than 20 feet from any building entrance or air intake is already prohibited on campus and throughout the city. Philadelphia has the highest rate of adult smoking among the 10 largest U.S. cities. Smoking is estimated to cause nearly one of every five deaths in the United States and more than one of every four deaths in Philadelphia.
Drexel Public Safety officers have cards that can be given to smokers within with smoke-free zones. The cards list the areas and also resources for quitting. For more information on quitting, go to smokefreephilly.org or call the quit line at 1.800.784.8669.
For more information on Drexel’s “smoke-free” iniative, read this DrexelNow article.