Henderson Community College is committed to a healthy lifestyle for our students and staff.
Smoking and you
HCC Goes Smoke/Tobacco Free on May 11, 2015
HCC will become a Smoke/Tobacco Free college on May 11, 2015. This means no tobacco products including, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, etc. will be allowed on campus. Students, faculty, staff and vendors who wish to use these types of products may smoke or chew in their cars as long as no smoke, ash or butts escape from the car. This policy will be enforced at all campus locations.
If you smoke, consider quitting! As the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet notes, “Cigarette smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals; hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year and is responsible for about one in five deaths each year in the U.S. The life expectancy of a smoker is approximately 14 years shorter than that of a nonsmoker. Monetary costs are high, too, totaling more than $193 billion in lost productivity and health care.”
Need help quitting? Check out these resources:
KY Personnel Cabinet
KY Department of Public Health
Want to stop using tobacco? 1-800-QUIT-NOW
HCC has several trails both inside and out for you to walk on for exercise or relaxation.
HCC has created a Fitness Room in the basement of the Student Center. The Fitness Room includes treadmills, exercise bikes, and more to promote a healthier lifestyle among the college students and staff.
Fitness Room hours are 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.