Eastern Michigan University’s campus will be tobacco free starting July 1, 2015.
The EMU Board of Regents voted unanimously to approve President Susan Martin’s recommendation to change its existing policy – which prohibits smoking within 25 feet of a building and near vents and windows, and only allows for smoking in university-designated locations – to a completely tobacco-free policy.
Under the new policy, all tobacco-derived or containing products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes (clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah-smoked products, and all oral tobacco including spit and spitless, smokeless, chew and snuff are banned.
It also includes all products that mimic tobacco products, contains tobacco flavoring or delivers nicotine other than for the purpose of cessation.
Additionally, tobacco use will be prohibited on all university grounds, university owned or leased properties, and in campus-owned, leased or rented vehicles.
For the full article, see Jeremy Allen, “Eastern Michigan University bans tobacco use on campus starting in 2015”, MLive, December 5, 2014.