FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective April 1, 2014.
The use of cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and all other tobacco products will be prohibited on campus and other sites controlled, operated, or leased by the university.
"Implementing a tobacco-free policy will bring added benefits to the well-being of our entire community," said Chancellor Vicky Carwein.
With the announcement, IPFW joins sister campus Indiana University Bloomington, as well as the regional campuses of Purdue and IU, all of which adopted smoke/tobacco-free policies.
Nationwide, more than 1,100 colleges and universities have adopted tobacco-free or smoke-free policies, and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative has urged all campuses to to promote and support the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies.
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