"No Smoking" Banners Go Up at Neyland

KNOXVILLE (AP) -- You can't smoke at Neyland Stadium

The University of Tennessee is reinforcing the stadium's completely smoke-free status by adding those crossed-out cigarette emblems to the signs stating what fans can't have or do at home games.

The stadium now complies with the Non-Smoker Protection Act the Legislature passed this year.

Not only can't fans light up on the ramp, they can't get out to smoke in the parking lot during halftime. The Southeastern Conference prohibits "passouts."

Fans who try to sneak a smoke could get at least a stern request to snuff out the cigarette and perhaps a $50 dollar fine.

UT joins Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana State and South Carolina as universities that ban smoking at their stadiums.

Tennessee's home opener is Saturday against Southern Miss.


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