CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Officials at the University of Illinois say they will start enforcing a new smoke-free policy on Monday.
The university’s new rules a 2014 policy that banned smoke-producing tobacco products. Now all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, along with vaping devices are also prohibited. The policy applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors anywhere on campus, indoors or outdoors. It also applies to private vehicles that are parked on campus.READ MORE: Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
Chancellor Robert Jones announced the changes in a campus email last fall. He says the change will promote health lifestyles.READ MORE: Fields Takes Over For Injured Dalton, Bears Beat Bengals In Home Opener
Police will being enforcing the policy by issue tickets. The first ticket will be a warning, the second will be $25 and a third will be $50.
Campus officials say they will also offer tobacco-cessation programs.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Shot, Killed In West Pullman
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