Trinity University is going tobacco-free

Campus to ban all tobacco products in August

Trinity Tobacco Free
Trinity Tobacco Free

SAN ANTONIO – Trinity University is kicking the habit. Starting August 1, the University will be a tobacco-free campus. That means no cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, or chewing tobacco. The ban even includes e-cigarettes and vaping.

“According to the surgeon general, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in this country," said Danny Anderson, president of Trinity University. "As an institution of higher education, Trinity strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors in which to learn and work."

Trinity University conducted a health and wellness survey in January and found that 85 percent of students who participated said they have never smoked tobacco. School administrators believe that the ban aligns with most students’ needs.

According to Trinity University, more than 20 colleges in universities in Texas that are tobacco-free, but most of them are public institutions.

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