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Illinois State campus will become smoke- and tobacco-free on July 1, 2015

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Illinois State University will become smoke- and tobacco-free on July 1.

In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act and other applicable state laws, Illinois State University will become smoke- and tobacco-free on July 1.

With the enactment of the new law, smoking and tobacco use will be prohibited on all campus property, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and vehicles owned or operated by a state-supported institution of higher education. Under the law, smoking and tobacco use are allowed in privately-owned vehicles when traveling through campus or parked in an unenclosed lot on campus.

“The establishment of a smoke- and tobacco-free environment promotes the health and well-being of Illinois State students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said J.C. Crabill, director of Illinois State’s Environmental Health and Safety office. “The successful implementation of a smoke- and tobacco-free campus will take the support and cooperation of the entire campus community.”

To prepare for the July 1 implementation of the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, Illinois State University has launched a communication campaign to inform current, incoming, and potential students, employees, and campus visitors about the smoke- and tobacco-free policy. Illinois State also offers smoking-cessation resources through its Health Promotion and Wellness office.

Additional information on the applicable state laws and their implementation at Illinois State is available online at IllinoisState.edu/SmokeFree.