MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) - The Ball State Board of Trustees approved a new smoking policy for the campus on Friday.
Designated smoking areas will be eliminated and tobacco use will only be allowed in tailgating areas during home football games.
According to a release, the policy will be in effect on Aug. 1 and will apply to all students, faculty, employees, contractors and visitors.
"The university is committed to providing a healthy learning and working environment for the entire community," said Kay Bales, vice president for student affairs. "Ball State now is aligned with nearly 1,200 smoke-free and 800 tobacco-free campuses across the nation.
She added the new policy is consistent with the school's wellness initiatives.
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