UAlbany going tobacco free


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A local college is going completely tobacco free — inside and out.

Beginning Wednesday at SUNY Albany, students are not allowed to use any kind of tobacco product on campus property, including all dorms, classrooms, and outdoor common spaces such as walkways and sports areas.

Additionally, the use of tobacco products in a personal vehicle on campus property is not allowed.

Banned items include but are not limited to cigarettes, vaping devices, hookahs, and chewing tobacco.

The policy was announced in November 2018, but the time between then and now has been considered a transitional period.

Now, the UAlbany community is expected to fully comply, with all designated smoking areas on campus eliminated.

The college has already put up signs to remind everyone of the new rule, and they encourage the UAlbany community to hold each other accountable.

According to UAlbany’s FAQ page about the campus-wide ban, “further details regarding policy compliance and enforcement processes will be forthcoming as additional information becomes available.”

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