On August 15th, a tobacco-free ordinance recently passed by the Michigan State University's Board of Trustees went into effect that will prohibit the use of all tobacco products from all university property.
In addition to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the ordinance will also prohibit e-cigarettes and vaporizers. All FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy products are permitted for cessation use. Cessation resources are available at: http://tobaccofree.msu.edu/cessation
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death, and tobacco use negatively affects the entire community. There is a fundamental concern for the health of the entire campus community and moving toward a tobacco-free policy aligns with the university's efforts to create the healthiest academic and workplace environment possible. As of January 1, 2015, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation notes there are at least 1,514 campuses that have gone 100% smoke-free. Of these, 1,014 are 100% tobacco-free and 587 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes.