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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
ECU has been recognised by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Australia for its tobacco-free policies.
The Tobacco-Free University Prize acknowledges ECU's broad range of policies, including preventing tobacco industry interference in the university through funding, personnel and careers links.
ECU is one of only two Australian universities to be awarded the top honour.
ASH Australia surveyed all Australian universities' policies covering:
ASH encourages Universities to implement tobacco-free policies to improve the health and performance of students and staff. Universities can also set a socially responsible, ethical standard for breaking connections with tobacco companies.
ECU Director of Facilities and Services, Mr Brian Yearwood said that the University is working hard to ensure that ECU is a safe and healthy campus for all staff, students and visitors.