ASU Announces E-Cigarette, Vaping Ban
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.