Board of Regents bans tobacco at public universities

by Jacques Couret - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia on Wednesday voted to ban the use of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the system.


Students, teachers and visitors at Georgia’s public universities have been told to butt out.

The Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia on Wednesday voted to ban the use of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the system.

The policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, subcontractors and visitors and is applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, all events hosted by a USG-entity or on behalf of the USG shall be tobacco and smoke free, according to the policy.

Violations of the policy will be handled under the Student Code of Conduct or campus human resource policies. Visitors refusing to comply with the policy may be asked to leave campus.



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