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Auburn University to become smoke-free campus under new policy

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn will become a smoke-free campus under a policy that takes effect Aug. 21. In doing so, Auburn joins nearly 1,200 colleges and universities in the United States in recent years to ban smoking on campus.

The policy, which moves the boundaries for smoking of tobacco products to the campus periphery, was recommended by the Campus Health and Wellness Committee and representative bodies and authorized by President Jay Gogue. In addition to students, faculty and staff members, the policy will apply to everyone on campus, including consultants, contractors and visitors.

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