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Georgia State bans smoking and tobacco use on campus

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On Thursday, the Georgia State University Senate approved a ban on smoking and tobacco use on the majority of the university campus.

Smoking and tobacco use of any kind is prohibited on all Georgia State-owned or leased locations, indoors and outdoors, in garages and parking lots, and in all Georgia State-owned or leased vehicles.

University Housing will designate limited exterior smoking and tobacco use areas.

"The new policy will bring about a better, healthier environment for everyone," said P.C. Tai, the Regents' Professor of Biology and chair of the Planning and Development Committee of the University Senate.

According to Georgia State, the university joins more than 600 colleges and universities in the United States with campus smoking bans.

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