BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Smoking bans on college campuses have been common the past couple of years, with the University of Maine implementing a ban almost two years ago. Starting next September, Husson University will also be following the trend.
For the last three years, Husson has been working on it's own smoke and tobacco free plan. The school has run student produces PSA's on the topic, as well as organized events to help both students and faculty kick their habits. Starting September 2014 the use of all Cigarettes, Chewing Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes will be banned from the campus.
"This isn't about just putting up a sign on campus and making us look good," said Director of Public Affairs, Julie Green. "It's about how we can help people stop smoking and using tobacco products because if we do they're going to live a better life and we're going to have a healthier community,"
Husson University currently requires that people smoke in designated areas no closer than 50 feet from buildings.