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Same rules apply: campus smoking policy now includes e-cigarettes

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UW-Green Bay’s official Policy on Smoking now includes inhalant delivery systems — better known as “e-cigarettes” — meaning the same restrictions that apply to traditional cigarettes now apply to the electronic systems, as well. That means they’re banned in all state-owned campus buildings and campus vehicles, and within 30-feet of all state-owned campus buildings, indoor and outdoor facilities and University Housing. A committee of representatives from Public Safety, Dean of Students, University Housing, Health and Counseling and Student Government, along with the Campus Risk Manager, recommended the change, which was approved by Chancellor Tom Harden with the advice of his Cabinet. Several UW System campuses have thusly amended their smoking policies — La Crosse, River Falls and Stevens Point among them  —  while UW-Platteville and Superior allow the devices in residents’ rooms but nowhere else. The UW-Green Bay policy has been updated online: www.uwgb.edu/publicsafety/policies/policy_smoking.htm.

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