Texas university goes smoke free
POSTED: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 6:37pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 1:38pm
ARLINGTON, Texas —
The University of Texas at Arlington is going cold turkey.
Starting Monday, the campus will become completely tobacco-free.
Faculty, students, staff and visitors will not be allowed to use any tobacco products on university property. Officials say violators could be subject to disciplinary action.
The policy also prohibits advertising, sale or free sampling of
tobacco products. It replaces another policy established in 1991
that banned tobacco use inside buildings, prohibited its use
outside within 50 feet of any building and set up outdoor smoking
The American Lung Association's Web site says more than 200
college campuses nationwide have banned tobacco.
Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls went tobacco-free
in January 2010. In Central Texas, Alamo Colleges have been
tobacco-free since Sept. 1, 2007.