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ASU going smoke free

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TEMPE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Starting next school year, Arizona State University will be smoke free.

ASU is joining more than 800 universities across the country that are 100 percent tobacco free. This goes into effect on Aug. 2, 2013.  

The initiative was started by students and later supported by the university staff council and the faculty academic senate.

Smoking is already not allowed inside buildings on campus. But, the new policy will also prohibit smokeless tobacco and will apply to smoking outside on any university property.

According to a press release from ASU, a 'community enforcement' approach will be used. This is where the university community will educate others. But, people who repeatedly violate the policy could face sanctions. 

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