Monday, April 21, 2014

Eastern Ky. University to be tobacco-free campus


Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has approved a tobacco-free campus policy.

According to reports, effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.

The tobacco-free policy, which replaces the smoke-free zone policy that had been in effect since 2006, covers all Eastern facilities and grounds. It also prohibits the use of tobacco in vehicles owned, leased or rented by EKU, as well as in personal vehicles while on university property.

The university joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide that have enacted similar tobacco-free policies.