TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The University of Tampa reminded students and staff Thursday smoking and tobacco use will soon be banned on campus. The change takes effect on Monday, Aug. 1.
The university announced the decision in January. In addition to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, chew tobacco, hookah, cigars and all other forms of tobacco will be prohibited.
“It includes all UT students, employees – including contractors – and visitors, and covers the entire 105-acre UT campus, including all academic and residential buildings, athletic facilities and fields, parking garages, open spaces and offices,” university staff said.
In 2013 UT mandated smoking take place only in designated zones.
“Our goal is to create and promote a healthy campus that will foster teaching, learning, working and living,” Gina Firth, associate dean of wellness, said.