(WLNS) – It appears Michigan State University officials are moving towards making the campus a tobacco-free environment. A task force has been formed to help guide the transition away from allowing tobacco products at the school.
The task force is led by the Office of the University Physician and will guide campus and community leadership in the development, adoption, implementation, enforcement and evaluation of a tobacco-free policy at MSU.
“The rationale for this move rests largely on a fundamental concern for the health of the entire campus community,” Provost June Pierce Youatt said. “Decades of research confirm the negative effects of smoking, smokeless tobacco and second-hand tobacco smoke. Moving toward a tobacco-free policy aligns with our efforts to create the healthiest academic and workplace environment possible at MSU.”
The task force has already begun its work. It’s expected that the MSU Board of Trustees will vote on the tobacco-free ordinance later this year.