University of Arizona enacts campus-wide tobacco ban

TUCSON, AZ - The University of Arizona has implemented a new policy banning smoking and tobacco products from campus.

According to the policy , which was revised June 16, the University of Arizona is "dedicated to providing a healthy environment for those who participate in University activities."

"In support of this goal, the University prohibits the use of tobacco or nicotine-containing products on its property and in its vehicles," the policy stated. Littering campus with tobacco products is also prohibited.

Tobacco products include lighted or unlighted cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, kretek, hookah or water pipes, and other smokeless tobacco products.

The smoking ban includes on campus, within parking structures, University housing and University vehicles.

Exceptions to the new smoking ban include pre-approved research, artistic or education purposes, and religious uses. All exceptions must be approved by the University.

The ban goes into effect August 15, 2014.

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