UH Manoa pushes smoking ban back to Aug. 17

UH Manoa pushes smoking ban back to Aug. 17

MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A ban on smoking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus has been pushed back to Aug. 17, according to school officials.

The campus was supposed to be smoke free starting July 1, but school officials decided to move the date back. Officials, however, did not cite reasons behind the change.

In March, Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman announced that UH Manoa would join more than 1,000 colleges and universities in prohibiting smoking of any kind anywhere on campus, including indoors, outdoors and even vehicles on campus.

The goal, he said, is to promote a healthy and safe environment for students, employees and visitors, and to reduce administrative costs associated with smoking.

UH Manoa will offer nicotine replacement products and educational materials to help with the transition.

For more information on the ban, click here.

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