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Tobacco to be banned on Michigan State University campus

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Published: Jul. 18, 2016 at 6:09 AM EDT
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(07/18/2016) - A campus-wide ban on all tobacco products goes into effect at Michigan State University next month.

The ban includes all tobacco products, including cigarettes, chewable tobacco, vaporizers, E-cigarettes and hookahs. The Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/29SfPV4) the ban that goes into effect Aug. 15 prohibits tobacco use in buildings, on the lawns and sidewalks, even in personal vehicles.

University officials say the ban is a matter of public health.

For Michigan State student smokers, punishments could range from a written warning to a suspension. Complaints against employees would go through human resources.

Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody says university officials are aware that when the ban goes into effect it won't be like flipping a light switch. He says it's part of a process of becoming a healthier place.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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