Northwestern campus going tobacco-free - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Northwestern campus going tobacco-free

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
NATCHITOCHES, LA (KPLC) - Northwestern State University has announced that beginning August 1, a new tobacco-free policy will go into effect on the campus. The policy prohibits smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings or athletic facilities.

The policy includes the main campus of NSU as well as properties owned or leased by the university, campus housing and recreational facilities, and vehicles owned by the university.

NSU faculty, staff, students, visitors, contracted personnel and vendors will be expected to adhere to the new policy, which covers all university events.

"This policy is designed to create a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on Northwestern State University's campus by minimizing tobacco use," said Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones.

A new law put in places during the 2013 session of the Louisiana legislature requires all public post-secondary institutions in the state to adopt smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

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