Electronic Cigarettes on Campus
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – College campuses across Wisconsin are grappling with electronic cigarettes, a relatively new product that more young people are trying and using. In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Stout banned tobacco, but not e-cigarettes. UW-Stout communications director Doug Mell also chairs a campus committee on tobacco-free policies. Mell tells Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/16ejhE5 ), “We’re pretty much in limbo on this issue right now.” E-cigarettes are banned at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The school declared the campus tobacco-free in July. Blake Fry, special assistant to the chancellor, says the decision to ban e-cigarettes was influenced in part by the lack of data on long-term health effects of inhaling nicotine vapor from the battery-powered device.
Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org
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