ETSU to ban tobacco from campus

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- East Tennessee State University announced it will ban tobacco from its campus starting in the fall.

ETSU President Paul Stanton announced the policy change in a news release Monday, saying tobacco will only be permitted in private vehicles. Tobacco use is already prohibited in state vehicles.

The new policy states that all campus buildings and grounds, all buildings affiliated with the university off campus and the campus at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home are to be tobacco free starting Aug. 11.

In 1997, the university banned the use of tobacco in all campus buildings. State law at the time required at least one room in each building to be designated as a smoking area.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

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