Smoking to be banned on WIU campuses

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Western Illinois University will soon be smoke-free.

The action goes hand-in-hand with Illinois’ Smoke-Free Campus Act.  The legislation notes that smoking will not be allowed on the “campus of a State-supported institution or higher education.”

In the legislation, the General Assembly cited health hazards from second-hand smoke as a reason for this action.  The legislation  noted that according to a 2006 report from the Surgeon General “there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.”

The law goes into effect July 1, 2015.

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