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University at Albany becomes smoke, vape-free campus

University at Albany becomes smoke, vape-free campus
Posted at 6:00 AM, Jan 22, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Albany is joining a number of college campuses across the country in becoming tobacco free.

The university has announced it will begin prohibiting the use of any smoking and vaping products on campus starting Wednesday.

University President Havidán Rodríguez signed the policy in November 2018, with plans to implement it in January 2019 but it was postponed.

The policy states that students will not be allowed to use any kind of tobacco product on campus property, including dorms, classrooms and outdoor common areas. The use of tobacco products in students' personal vehicles on campus property will also be prohibited.

The new policy goes into effect Wednesday.