ISU Reacts to Quinn Signing New Smoking Ban Policy

Published 08/18 2014 05:35PM

Updated 08/18 2014 05:56PM

NORMAL- A new policy signed by Governor Quinn has Illinois State University prepping for changes come next July.

The Governor recently signed a bill that will make all state-funded colleges go smoke-free.

ISU hopes the smoking ban will be a smooth transition for students.

School officials started prepping for these changes back in 2013 when they expanded their current no smoking policy to include places like the quad and other high traffic areas.

The university has formed a committee to look into how the new campus-wide smoking ban will effect the university.

"We have a committee that will be examining how that will effect university property. And again, things like public streets going through there, public sidewalks, you know, is there going to be an issue there? Those are the determinations that will have to be made," added Eric Jome, Director of Media Relations.

Illinois State University has until July 1st, 2015 before the smoking ban takes effect.

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