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Purdue University one step closer to becoming a tobacco-free campus

Purdue University is one step closer to becoming a tobacco- free campus.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 8:09 PM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 11:27 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University is one step closer to becoming a tobacco-free campus.

Two of the most popular smoking areas on campus have been removed. The first area is between Matthews Hall and Stone Hall and the second one is near the Hicks Undergraduate Library.

There are roughly 20 designated smoking areas left on campus. The university is expected to gradually cut out all zones over the span of three to five years.

Purdue Senator Amit Shah said President Mitch Daniels is open to removing more.

"When we get new buildings built on campus, construction ends and certainly traffic flow changes. So, certain smoking zones that may not have been an issue in the past may certainly become an issue in the future," said Shah.

Shah said one of the current smoking areas has been relocated. The smoking area on the northeast side of the Purdue Armory is now located at the northwest corner of the Armory, along University Street.

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