Board of Regents bans tobacco at public universities

by Jacques Couret - Atlanta Business Chronicle

alt

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.



More Local

Prof: United States losing its superpower influence

The inability of the current administration to effectively negotiate with countries like Iran is signalling the downfall of the United State ... Read More


Confederate Memorial Day program scheduled for Saturday

Confederate Memorial Day is several weeks away, but local Sons of Confederate Veterans are holding their commemoration early this year. Mike ... Read More


HB 1 signing delayed

Gov. Nathan Deal won’t be signing House Bill 1 today after all. Instead, the governor plans to wait until after the end of the Georgia ... Read More


Fourth armed robbery suspect arrested

A fourth man believed to be involved in one of February’s convenience store robberies was arrested by authorities with the Coweta Coun ... Read More


Egg hunting season starts today in Coweta

There will be no shortage of colored eggs, wrapped candy and prizes for Coweta County children who enjoy hunting for them. Many local church ... Read More

buy one, give one

Coweta Community Foundation first recipient

Ginger Jackson Queener has become the first to take advantage of The Newnan Times-Herald’s “Buy One-Give One” advertising ... Read More