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Nicholls to be tobacco-free

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will become a tobacco-free campus effective Jan. 1, 2011.  The use of tobacco in any form will be prohibited.

“This policy change comes after much discussion and deliberation on campus,” Renee Piper, director of university relations, said. “The university has committed to help safeguard the health of everyone who attends, works or lives at Nicholls by joining more than 360 other college and university campuses where tobacco use is prohibited.”

The current policy of prohibiting the use of tobacco products within 25 feet of campus buildings, on sidewalks or inside university buildings will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2010. Information about programs and services available to assist students, faculty and staff in making the transition to a tobacco-free campus will be distributed at the beginning of the fall 2010 semester.

Dr. Carroll Falcon, provost and vice president for academic affairs, informed faculty and staff of the new policy via e-mail last week.

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