Fresh Air Mounties (FAM) Student Coalition
The Fresh Air Mounties (FAM) is a group of students from the Mt. San Antonio Community College that are advocating for 100% smoke and tobacco-free campus policy including e-cigarettes. Students participate in various on-campus events to educate fellow classmates, staff, and faculty on the dangerous consequences of using tobacco products, collect data on the use of tobacco products on campus by collecting public opinion surveys and participate in cigarette butt clean-up events. They also conduct presentations at various campus club meetings and associated student government meetings.
Why is this important?
All UC and CSU campuses have 100% Tobacco-free campus policies including the use of electronic cigarettes. Currently only 60% of California community colleges have a 100% smoke or tobacco free policy. Mt. SAC's current policy allows smoking on campus only in designated smoking areas. As we know smoke travels far beyond those designated smoking areas and affects everyone around exposing students to toxic chemicals found in second and thirdhand smoke. The FAM students are advocating for a fresh and clean campus environment for all students to enjoy!
If you are interested in joining their efforts sign-up at www.compadreslac.org/sing-up