PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – PCOM is kicking tobacco to the curb.
The medical campus announced the decision on Friday.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
“The move underscores the College’s commitment to providing an environment that promotes and supports a healthy lifestyle,” PCOM says, adding that the campus in Suwanee, Ga. will also be tobacco-less.READ MORE: Longest Married Couple In Pennsylvania Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary
In Philadelphia, PCOM is the second college to implement such a policy. The school says going tobacco-free is more comprehensive than just smoke-free, as all tobacco products – cigars, cigarettes, pipes, chewing tobacco and more – are banned.MORE NEWS: Marple Township Police Asking For Public's Help To Find Missing Businessman George Hughes
The launch date for the police is Feb. 1st, which school officials say was chosen to coincide with the start of National Heart Month.