Marquette University's new tobacco free policy begins August 1

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 13:20:19-04

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University's campus will soon be tobacco free.

Currently, smoking and the use of other tobacco products is prohibited "in all university buildings and within 25 feet of all building entrances and balconies."

The policy, which also applies to parking structures and university-owned vehicles, also prohibits electronic cigarettes.

Starting August 1, the entire Marquette campus will become tobacco free. This will expand the ban on tobacco and e-cigarettes to all outdoor areas controlled and/or maintained by Marquette.

"I'm very supportive of this policy," said Niharika Rajnala, a graduate student. "I personally feel it's a good habit not to smoke. It's good for your health."

"There are a lot of smokers, that I've encountered, and I just think that overall this is an amazing new policy," said Radmila Knezevic, who works on campus.

The use of tobacco products will remain permissible on city sidewalks. 

For the full text of the new, tobacco free policy, click here.