Campus may be tobacco free in fall
In the fall, the University’s campus will be smoke free, but the stance on other tobacco products is still undetermined.
Earlier in the semester, Student Government Senate voted against a tobacco ban on LSU’s campus. The University’s decision could change because of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s “Well-Ahead” initiative, which encourages healthy living spaces called “Well-Spots” in restaurants, schools and businesses.
If the University wants to be considered a “Well-Spot,” a tobacco policy needs to be in place.
SG President Clay Tufts said he will meet with LSU President F. King Alexander on Monday to discuss the tobacco issue.
“We want to see what direction the University wants to go in and see what students have to say,” Tufts said.
SG will keep its stance against the tobacco ban.