NMU Campus Going Smoke Free Next Year

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees has voted to make the University tobacco-free as of August 1st, 2014.

The Board approved a work group recommendation that cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes be prohibited from all campus areas.

The only exceptions to the ban would be public sidewalks and roadways that border campus, the NMU Golf Course and personal vehicles with windows closed, provided there are no minors in the vehicle.

The University says educational outreach and cessation support will begin next semester.

One dissenting vote was cast by Trustee Gil Ziegler, saying he believed tobacco use was a matter of personal responsibility and he could not support the measure.


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