University of Iowa takes a look at e-cigarette use on campus

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The rising use of electronic cigarettes is sparking a conversation about the devices’ place on the University of Iowa’s campus.

Members of UI’s Faculty Council on Tuesday discussed whether battery-powered cigarettes — which deliver nicotine to the user via water vapor instead of tobacco smoke — should be included in UI’s campus-wide smoking ban.

Smoking was outlawed entirely at UI in conjunction with the state’s Smoke Free Air Act in 2008, but e-cigarettes are currently not addressed in UI’s smoking policy.

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