As previously announced this past fall
, effective July 1st, 2010, Widener University will become tobacco-free
on all four campuses, including both the Delaware and Harrisburg campuses of the law school.
The Tobacco-Free Policy will apply to all university faculty, staff, students, visitors, contractors and guests at all times and the use of tobacco, including smoking, will be prohibited within university facilities, outdoor areas, and university owned vehicles.
Law School Dean Linda L. Ammons
said that the new policy, “Will promote a healthier environment in which to learn, and it will help students and employs stay healthy.” As part of the new policy, resources for those interested in quitting
can be found on the website.
The new policy will be reflected on signage and will be included on all programs and invitations. Those violating the policy will receive warnings in the initial months after the policy takes effect. Fines are possible eventually.