Board of Regents votes to ban tobacco use on Georgia college campuses

On March 19 the Board of Regents passed a policy banning tobacco use at all University System of Georgia schools.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, all forms of tobacco or simulated tobacco use on all properties owned and used by USG colleges and universities will be prohibited. This includes cigarettes, pipes, cigars and electronic cigarettes.

The decision applies to “employees, students, contractors, subcontractors and visitors and is applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” according to the Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy.

Watch for more information on how this will affect Georgia Highlands College in the April issue of the Six Mile Post.