BANGOR — A coalition that promotes tobacco-free policies at Maine’s colleges is giving recognition to eight colleges and universities for their efforts to address tobacco use on campus.

The Maine Tobacco-Free College Network recognized the schools at an awards ceremony in Bangor earlier this month. The schools were graded on criteria such as campus tobacco policies, the availability of tobacco-cessation information, bans on tobacco distribution and divestment of tobacco investments.

The University of Maine at Orono was given the highest rating of ten stars.

Also honored were Kennebec Valley Community College, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Unity College, Northern Maine Community College, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of New England.


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