St. Norbert College is Tobacco Free

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St. Norbert College in De Pere is tobacco free.

Joining 26 other colleges and universities around Wisconsin, the De Pere college announced that as of January 2nd the school is a tobacco free campus.

According to SNC, the newly developed Community Health Improvement Plan implemented by St. Norbert focuses on strategies to make the healthy choice an easy choice.

St. Norbert College’s Wellness by Design program focuses on the eight dimensions of wellness:

  • Emotional — Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
  • Environmental — Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
  • Financial — Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  • Intellectual — Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
  • Occupational — Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
  • Physical — Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
  • Social — Developing a sense of connection and belonging and a well-developed support system
  • Spiritual — Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

The school says a recent American Health Association survey found fewer than 7 percent of St. Norbert College students used tobacco products in the past 30 days, while the use of E-cigarettes are on the rise.

St. Norbert has received two American Lung Association in Wisconsin SPARK grants totaling $3,000 to help educate students and promote a tobacco-free campus.

The college is also a finalist for the American Cancer Society Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative.

Recipients of the $8,000 award get announced sometime in January 2019.

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