After the introduction of the state-mandated Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act the Western Illinois University has decided to become a smoke free zone starting July 1st.
This means that there will be a ban on all smoking activities indoors and outdoors of the campus.
Under this campus law comes the University-owned cars and any other cars parked on the University premises.
Any kind of tobacco litter, any smokeless tobacco products are also not allowed.
The WIU board of Trustees approved Western’s smoke-free policy on June 12.
Western Illinois University joins more than 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide that already have smoke-free policies.
In the U.S smoking is the leading preventable cause of death, 480,000 deaths occur annually, or one of every five deaths are because of smoking. Statistics provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).