Students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma have a new incentive to kick the habit, as the university’s new smoking ban took effect Sunday.
Because of a recent executive order signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, the university’s original plan to allow two designated campus smoking areas has been amended, making the entire campus — including all sports venues — completely smoke free.
“Our fans have a history of compliance, and we anticipate more of the same in the future,” said Kenneth Mossman, director of athletics media relations. “It is common for us to receive correspondence from visiting fans about the friendliness and atmosphere among our fan base.”
Mossman said the athletic department does not anticipate the new policy having an impact on attendance.