Indiana public smoking ban reinforces IU Southeast tobacco-free policy

28th June 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (June 28, 2012) – Help keep IU Southeast a healthy place to learn, work, and live.

On July 1st, 2012, Indiana’s House Enrolled Act 1149 effectively makes nearly all public places in Indiana – including university campuses – smoke free.

IU Southeast has been a tobacco-free campus since 2007; however, the new law makes smoking in IU Southeast buildings or within 8 feet of a building entrance an illegal or citable offense.

“We are obligated under the state law to do certain things, such as place signs about the ban, communicate about the law to our campus communities and cite violators.” said Mark Bruhn, IU’s associate vice president for public safety and institutional assurance. “We will begin issuing warnings as of July 1, and then shortly thereafter our officers will begin issuing citations. We will also be taking this opportunity to increase awareness and reinvigorate enforcement of the IU tobacco policy on all of IU’s properties as well.”

Please help us maintain a healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors by refraining from the use of tobacco products. Smoking is only permitted in your private vehicle.

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IU Southeast offers smoking cessation resources. If you want more information on smoking cessation programs, please contact IU Southeast Human Resources at or the following community organizations.

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