Nebraska-Lincoln to become tobacco-free campus

Posted at 3:04 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 16:04:00-04

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2018, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus. 

The goal is to provide a healthier environment that promotes the wellness and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, according to the school's website. 

There are a few exceptions to the rule, however. Smoking or tobacco products can be used for medical and scientific research and in theatrical performances with approval. 

If someone on campus is seen violating the policy, they will be asked to dispose of the product. If they do not comply from there, they may be referred to Academic Affairs or Human Resources. 

The policy applies to all faculty, students, staff and visitors on campus.