New tobacco policy takes effect

June 30, 2009

A new tobacco policy will make the Indiana State University campus essentially smoke free, effective Wednesday (July 1).

The policy prohibits the sale of tobacco products on property owned, operated or leased by the university and bars the use of smoking tobacco except in private vehicles and a limited number of designated smoking areas. The university's board of trustees adopted the policy in June 2008.

Beginning Wednesday, smoking will be permitted only in seven designated areas located mostly around the perimeter of the campus. Current policy prohibits smoking in most campus buildings and within 15 feet of building entrances.

In preparation for the new policy, the university’s Human Resources Office and Office of Student Health Promotions have teamed up to educate the campus about the new restrictions and the availability of smoking cessation resources for students, faculty and staff.

More information about the policy, including a map showing designated smoking areas, is available at www.indstate.edu/smoking.

Contact: Wil Downs, assistant vice president for human resources, Indiana State University, 812-237-4114 or wdowns@indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu

 

 

 

 

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A new tobacco policy will make the ISU campus essentially smoke free. The policy prohibits the sale of tobacco products on property owned, operated or leased by the university and bars the use of smoking tobacco except in private vehicles and a limited number of designated smoking areas.

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