UC Santa Cruz/Tobacco Ban 12-23-13 12:00 av
Smokers at UC Santa Cruz will have until the end of the year to light up on campus. A new ordinance, that’s part of a University of California initiative, will ban tobacco products, including e-cigarettes from university owned or managed buildings starting January 1st. University statistics show 8% of UCSC students smoke compared with about 20% of college students nationwide, and 10% of the university’s employees smoke as well. Officials say the policy applies to everyone on campus, whether they’re students, staff, academics, contractors or visitors.