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Tobacco topic of PCC board hearing

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The board of directors of Portland Community College will hold a public hearing on the college’s recently revised tobacco policy.

The board meeting is set for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium of the Moriarty Building, on the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. It is open to the public.

College officials announced in June that PCC will go tobacco-free in the fall of 2009. PCC will be the first community college in Oregon to prohibit the use of tobacco products on its campuses. It will join two tobacco-free schools, Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

At the start of this fall’s term, PCC reduced the number of locations designated for smoking. The tobacco policy affects students, staff and faculty, as well as all visitors to PCC’s campuses and centers.

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About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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