University Of Central Missouri To Go Tobacco Free

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) The University of Central Missouri will become a
tobacco-free campus by July 2014.  Under a policy approved Friday, tobacco will be prohibited on campus grounds and in all university-controlled buildings, including residence halls and apartments.

Tobacco use also will be barred in university-owned or leased vehicles. There are a handful of exceptions. For instance, the policy won’t be enforced on parking lots during public events, such as commencement.

Banned tobacco products include cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookah/water pipes and chewing tobacco.  The policy was developed by an 11-member campus committee.
The school will begin a six-month initiation period in January 2014. During that time, the school will distribute information and provide opportunities for people to take advantage of low-cost tobacco cessation programs.

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