The College of Charleston is transitioning as it becomes a tobacco-free campus for the first time on July 1.
The school becomes the latest South Carolina college to bar smoking and other tobacco products on its grounds. The ban will not allow cigarettes, pipes, and chewing tobacco on any college-owned buildings or land. Smoking will still be allowed on sidewalks along city streets and inside cars.
Electronic cigarettes will also be banned on the campus
Clemson, South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston Southern, Lander, and USC-Upstate also have tobacco bans. The College of Charleston’s school board voted for the ban in October, but school officials said they wanted to give students and faculty enough time to change their habits by the summer.