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Auburn University will be a smoke-free campus this year.
The new ordinance means smoking will be banned on all property that is owned or leased by the university.
Some are worried what this will mean for game day. Others say it will change the college experience. There are some exceptions.
“In your own personal vehicles, even if they're parked on campus...be it in a parking lot or parking garage as long as the windows are rolled up,” said Eric Smith, Director of Health Promotions. “That said, inside the stadium is where things are really controlled and it's my understanding that athletics will be phasing the policy in over time.”
There will be no fines or tickets given to those smoking on campus. Instead, University officials are relying solely on voluntary compliance and say a major change like this will take some time.