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APSU offers designated smoking areas

Austin Peay State University was more than a year ahead of the state of Tennessee in implementing a smoke-free policy.

On Oct. 1, 2007, the Non-Smoker Protection Act (Public Chapter 410) went into effect statewide after being signed into law June 11, 2007, by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

At APSU, faculty, staff and students already had adopted a smoke-free policy. Because of concerns about personal health and campus littering, APSU became a smoke-free campus July 1, 2006.
Austin Peay State University was more than a year ahead of the state of Tennessee in implementing a smoke-free policy.

On Oct. 1, 2007, the Non-Smoker Protection Act (Public Chapter 410) went into effect statewide after being signed into law June 11, 2007, by Gov. Phil Bredesen.

At APSU, faculty, staff and students already had adopted a smoke-free policy. Because of concerns about personal health and campus littering, APSU became a smoke-free campus July 1, 2006.

On June 20, 2006, the President's Cabinet unanimously endorsed recommendations from the Student Government Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Council, which were based on the results of a referendum within each body.

On July 1, all residence halls became smoke free, with smoking permitted only in the following designated parking lots:
*All residence halls and family housing except Henry Street and Govs Lane
*Dunn Center on Robb Avenue
*Behind Foy Center (old Armory parking lot)
*Shasteen back lot
*Farris and Eighth streets
*Music/Mass Communication Building
*Eighth Street
*Trahern
*Archwood
*College Street and University Avenue
*McCord

Please advise new students, faculty and staff where they may go to smoke. Your cooperation in maintaining a healthy “Smoke-Free Austin Peay” is appreciated. -- Dennie B. Burke