SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Students at San Jose State University will no longer be allowed to smoke or vape on campus this upcoming school year, as the school’s tobacco-free policy went into effect.
The policy, which became official on August 1st, applies to all indoor and outdoor university spaces, including housing and parking lots. According to a university statement, the policy applies to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Hookah smoking, even without tobacco, is also banned.READ MORE: San Jose Arts Committee Votes to Remove Controversial Statue of Thomas Fallon
University faculty, staff and visitors are also banned from using tobacco on campus.READ MORE: Multiple Earthquakes Rattle Sierra Nevada Near Truckee Thursday Night
San Jose State is among more than 1,180 campuses nationwide that have become 100 percent smoke-free, the university said. The University of California banned tobacco products and e-cigarettes on all 10 campuses in 2014.
The new restrictions come as the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved raising the legal age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas starting in 2016.MORE NEWS: Pandemic Weight Problems, Eating Disorders Affect Children
Tim Fang is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco. A native of the Bay Area, follow him on Twitter @fangtj.