VCU could adopt policy to make campus smoke and tobacco-free

March 26, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Commonwealth University is considering adopting a policy to make its campus smoke and tobacco-free as the school pushes an initiative for a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty and staff. 

The proposed policy includes all types of tobacco, not limited to smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping, on campus. 

On its site, VCU details the policy and cites health and safety concerns -- including reducing campus fires --- for the reason behind the proposal. 

Tom Briggs, VCU's Assistant Vice President for Safety and Risk Management, told 8News "the purpose of the policy is to increase the safety and health of our student body and our faculty and staff."

Full WRIC article.

Faculty from our department received the grant; Elizabeth Do, PhD, and Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD.