OSU bans use of e-cigarettes on Stillwater campus

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STILLWATER, Okla. – Smokers at Oklahoma State  will not be able to light up in any fashion while on campus.

The OSU/ A&M Board of Regents approved an update to the Cowboys’ tobacco use policy on Friday.

The change bans the use of of e-cigarettes on the Stillwater campus.

“Oklahoma State was a leader in establishing a tobacco-free campus so this revision is consistent with our health and wellness efforts,” said Dr. Suzy Harrington, chief wellness officer.  “To protect the health of OSU faculty, staff and students these products should be prohibited until more research on their safety has been completed.”

The change will “include but are not limited to hookahs, electronic cigarettes, vapor devices and clove cigarettes.”

The policy change was also discussed by the student government, who agreed, “the use of electronic cigarettes in the classroom setting is distracting and compromises the learning process.”

The ban takes effect immediately.

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