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UE to become tobacco free next school year

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The University of Evansville announced Wednesday they will go tobacco free when students head back to class next school year.

All smoked, smokeless, and electronic cigarettes will be prohibited on all campus property.

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the US killing more than 480,000 each year.

UE has tried several times to go tobacco free, but says it was finally time to make the change.

Students say they are happy to hear the news.

"I'm actually really excited," said Kristin Pins.  "I don't like following people that smoke and it's not good for you so I'm excited the university is turning in a good direction."  

"I think the university has made a lot of big steps in the last couple of years and I think that they are headed in the right direction,” added Rachel Davidson. “I think this is just another step to really keep campus healthy and safe for students and faculty."

That measure will go into effect in August.

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