Texas Wesleyan goes smoke-free

08/20/2014 5:08 PM

08/20/2014 5:10 PM

Students may no longer smoke, dip or use electronic cigarettes on Texas Wesleyan University grounds.

The smoke-free, tobacco-free policy was the brainchild of the Student Government Association, which started working on the new policy last spring. The students voted to go smoke-free and left it up to the administration to set the policy, university officials said.

The ban became effective Wednesday.

Tarrant County College implemented a ban in 2009, UT Arlington in 2011, and the University of North Texas in 2013.

Texas Christian University allows tobacco products and e-cigs on campus at least 25 feet from any entrance or exit.

Wesleyan students caught violating the rule will be reported to human resources or the dean of students for “disciplinary action,” officials said. —Monica S. Nagy

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