MU bans all forms of tobacco from campus

The University of Missouri has gone completely tobacco-free as of the start of the fall semester, MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced Tuesday.

The campus banned smoking cigarettes and using electronic nicotine devices in 2013, but now the use of all tobacco-based products — most notably, chewing tobacco — is prohibited.

Although the use of tobacco is now allowed, possession of tobacco is allowed.

Enforcement of thew new policy falls to MU’s tobacco ambassadors, a group of about five students charged with the task of approaching and educating students who violate the new tobacco policy.

The university opted for education over disciplinary action as its policy for now.

MU received a grant last year from the American Cancer Society’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative to help implement such bans.

Read more: Columbia Missourian


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