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New policy will bar smoking within 25 feet of buildings at Auburn University

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will implement a new campus smoking policy with the start of fall semester on Aug. 16, requiring tobacco users to move at least 25 feet away from buildings to smoke.

The new policy will continue the current prohibition against smoking inside campus buildings while creating a smoke-free area around the perimeter of buildings.

President Jay Gogue authorized the policy change after the Division of Student Affairs reviewed proposals from the Student Government Association, the University Senate, Staff Council and Administrative and Professional Assembly for a more restrictive policy.

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