Murray State kicking the tobacco habit, regents decide

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State University’s board of regents has approved making the school tobacco-free effective Aug. 5.

The tobacco policy approved Friday applies to faculty, staff, students and visitors to the university in western Kentucky and its regional campuses in Henderson, Hopkinsville-Fort Campbell, Madisonville and Paducah.

Some recommendations will take effect March 15, with no smoking allowed within 25 feet of building openings and major air intake vents.

When the policy goes into full force in August, personal tobacco use will be prohibited on property owned, operated, leased, occupied or controlled by the university, including vehicles on university property.

The rule applies to e-cigarettes as well as cigarettes, cigars, pipes and unlit tobacco such as snuff or dip.

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