Recommended changes in West Virginia University’s smoking policy are expected to be distributed for public comment next semester, officials said Friday (Dec. 16).

As requested by President Jim Clements, the University’s Office of Legal Affairs and Office of Administration and Finance have this fall been reviewing recommendations from a Smoking Policy Task Force. Representatives from the two divisions will be following up with the task force during January and a revised smoking policy will be published online for the mandatory 30-day comment period during the spring semester.

The Task Force recommended a more restrictive policy than is currently in place. That policy – created in 1990 – bans smoking in University buildings, although exceptions can be made for residence halls.

WVU’s Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Campus has been tobacco-free since June 4, 2010.

-WVU-

CONTACT: University Relations/News
304.293.6997

Follow @WVUToday on Twitter.