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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia board of regents will hold their final meeting Wednesday to approve a ban that would end tobacco use on university campuses.

Over 30 colleges in Georgia will join the 1,100 schools that have already implemented the restrictions. The ban will end all forms of tobacco including e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Students, professors, visitors and even contractors are expected to restrict the use of tobacco as soon as they enter the campus area, from the parking lots to buildings and any space leased, owned or rented by the University System. Students who violate the new rule will be subjected to corrective action by the student code of conduct.

According to a national survey almost 20% of students in the system between the ages of 18 and 24 could be identified as tobacco users.

The ban is expected to go into effect on October 1st.

 

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