Campus ban on smoking is working, OU officials say
BY SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
Monday, January 14, 2013
NORMAN — In the six months since a campuswide smoking ban took effect at the University of Oklahoma, no one has been fined for smoking on campus.
OU's campus tobacco policy took effect in July. Since then, OU officials haven't issued a single citation for smoking on campus. OU spokesman Michael Nash said the policy also has led to a “noticeable decrease” in the amount of cigarette butts and other tobacco-related trash on campus.
Although the university hasn't fined anyone for smoking on campus, OU has issued 13 warnings related to the tobacco ban.
OU's campus tobacco ban went into effect in July after Gov. Mary Fallin issued an executive order prohibiting tobacco use on state property. Fallin announced the measure during the 2012 State of the State address.
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