- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Students who use tobacco products at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, will have to take their habit off-campus.

The school goes tobacco-free on Jan. 1.

School officials say discussions for making the campus tobacco- and vape-free have stretched back more than two years.

The Spokesman-Review reports an estimated 9 percent of students will be impacted by the change.

Students who are caught smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco on campus will go through a conduct process that examines each offense on a case-by-case basis. Punishment will be reserved for repeat offenders.

Some Whitworth students have voiced opposition to the smoking ban.

About 50 percent of America’s colleges or universities have similar rules.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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