Missouri State to begin fall semester as tobacco-free campus
When students return to Missouri State University next week, the campus will be tobacco-free.
The university began a two-year process of becoming a smoke-free campus in August 2010. Since then, smoking has been allowed only in designated locations. Beginning Aug. 15, tobacco use is prohibited on university property with very few exceptions.
“Missouri State University strives to ensure a healthy learning and working environment by promoting a culture of health and wellness,” said Sheila Bowen, employee wellness coordinator.
Smoking and the use of tobacco products by students, faculty, staff and visitors are prohibited on all Missouri State University properties except as identified in the Tobacco Use Policy.
The use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited at all locations on campus.
The use of other tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and all other tobacco products) is prohibited at all times:
- In all interior spaces on the Missouri State University campus including leased facilities
- In all university vehicles
- In all other indoor and outdoor areas of campus, except as noted below
Smoking is allowed during performances and events in designated smoking areas outside JQH Arena, Plaster Stadium, Hammons Student Center and Juanita K. Hammons Hall, and inside of private vehicles located on university parking lots.
More information is available on the tobacco-free website.
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