Auburn University to ban smoking campus-wide

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Better snuff that cigarette if you're on Auburn University's campus.

University officials announced today they are banning the smoking of all tobacco products campus-wide.

The new rule, which takes effect Aug. 21, comes after Auburn officials banned smoking within 25 feet of any university building a year ago.

Eric Smith, director of Health Promotion and Wellness Services in Auburn's department of students affairs, said the driving force behind the decision was the health concerns of the university's population.

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