Stanford University has asked campus vendors to stop selling tobacco products on campus. Beginning March 1, no tobacco products will be sold at Stanford.
The vendors, who operate convenience stores in the Valero gas station and the Tresidder Union, have agreed to the university's request to phase out sales of tobacco products, which include cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
"The university is an advocate for the health and well-being of its entire community, and tobacco sales are inconsistent with our many programs that support healthy habits and behaviors," said Susan Weinstein, assistant vice president for business development, who oversees campus business vendors.
The campus administration has been considering the elimination of tobacco sales on campus for some months, Weinstein said.