Ball State University is committed to the health and wellness of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. On March 17, 2008, Ball State became a smoke-free campus, creating a healthier environment for living, learning, and working.
Smoking is prohibited in all university buildings and outdoor campus areas except designated locations. Anyone who fails to comply with this policy may be fined $50 per occurrence.
According to the American Lung Association, secondhand smoke causes approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths and 46,000 heart disease deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year. Indiana has the fifth-highest smoking rate per capita in the United States, and smoking-related diseases cost Indiana residents more than $2 billion each year. A smoke-free campus is important for the health and vitality of the university community.
Ball State is among dozens of other colleges and universities around the country that are smoke-free.
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