Effective Aug. 22, SFA will be a tobacco and vape free campus. SFA Regents gave their stamp of approval in a meeting on Tuesday.
"A university is charged with not only protecting and growing the academic mind, but also protecting the health of their students, their faculty staff and their administrators, so this is the right thing for us to do on campus,” said Student Government President Tristan Harris.
Regents said with that attitude, the best policy enforcers will be the students. As of now, no penalties for smoking are in place.
“I think it will be gradual, polite, diplomatic sort of enforcement,” said SFA Regent Barry Nelson. “We believe that's the right way to do it and that will work.”
"I kind of wish that maybe they hadn't because now for people who are smokers, like me, we have to go all the way off campus to smoke,” Schneider explained. “I feel like that's unfair."
They don't stink,” Becerra said. “They don't make you smell bad. They don't ruin your teeth, so I don't think they should ban those, but I do agree with banning cigarettes."