FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Wright State University is telling everyone to leave their cigarettes and tobacco products at home.
WSU President David R. Hopkins announced Thursday the University’s Dayton and Lake Campuses will become tobacco-free on July 1, 2017.
“Going tobacco-free promotes a healthy environment in which to learn, work and live, for our students, faculty, staff and visitors, and also better prepares our students for the workplace of today,” said Hopkins.
Wright State said in a release that all smoking and smokeless tobacco products, as well as nicotine-delivering products like e-cigarettes, will be prohibited from use on campus. This includes all university facilities, all university-owned or -leased grounds, university-owned or -operated residence halls and apartments at Dayton and Lake Campuses and at all university-sponsored events regardless of location.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education recommended in 2012 that all Ohio public universities become tobacco free. To date, eight other four-year schools in the Inter-University Council of Ohio are tobacco free or have announced plans to become tobacco-free. Wright State will be the ninth.
It joins more than 1,400 tobacco-free campuses across the country.
You can read more information about the plan to go smoke-free on the Wright State University website.