FARMINGTON – In conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s 28th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18, the University of Maine at Farmington was presented an award for “demonstrated leadership in adopting tobacco control policies that protect the health of students, faculty and staff.”

UMF was the first college in Maine to provide smoke-free residence halls (1995) and to create a smoke-free outdoors corridor, and is recognized as a state leader in creating a tobacco-free campus and offering smoking cessation programs for students and staff.

Presenting the award to members of the University of Maine at Farmington Wellness Committee was Michelle A. Caliandro, health education specialist for the American Lung Association of Maine.

Anyone wishing more information can call Kawika Thompson at 778-7494.

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