ASU Announces E-Cigarette, Vaping Ban

By Matt Kling
Published: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:05am
Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:29am

Arizona State University is the latest public university extending its smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.

The school enacted its tobacco ban in 2013, but as a university spokesperson noted in a statement, vaping was not as common a practice then as it is today. Therefore it was not initially part of the ban.

ASU says current research shows e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to tobacco. The university also said it’s receiving increased complaints about vaping activity on campus.

The prohibition of e-cigarettes takes effect July 1.

Both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have similar bans in place already.

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