College campuses start tobacco ban
All colleges and universities under the University System of Georgia have to abide by a new tobacco ban.
"The purpose of the policy is to create a health-supporting community for everyone, tobacco-users and non-users alike. The new policy also supports the right of all people on university system campuses to breathe smoke-free air," stated the system on its website.
In Central Georgia, that ban applies to Middle Georgia State College, Georgia College and State University, and Fort Valley State University.
"It's for faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors," said Jennifer Brannon, vice president of student affairs at Middle Georgia State.
Brannon said they let people know about the change via email, signs, and various campus groups. In fact, respiratory therapy students have been going around campus letting people know the harmful effects of smoking.
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