March 19, 2013
Valdosta, GA - The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia passed a policy Wednesday banning all forms of tobacco on campuses beginning October 1, 2014
The policy will apply to students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
"One of the aspects of the policy which we strongly support is the classes that help people who are smokers. VSU has offered those classes for many years and we will continue to offer those classes free of charge to our faculty, our staff, and our students as needed", says Thressea Boyd, Director of Communication for Valdosta State University.
VSU's Student Government Association recently polled students and found that most are in favor of the smoke free policy on campus.
ATLANTA (AP) -- University System of Georgia officials are expected to weigh in on a tobacco ban that would apply to all campuses in the university system.
University System spokesman John Millsaps says a committee discussed and approved the proposed ban on Tuesday and will issue a report and recommendation to the full board for final approval on Wednesday.
If adopted by the Board of Regents, the tobacco ban would affect all 31 campuses in the University System of Georgia and would take effect on July 1.