UCA bans 'e-cigs' and 'vaping' on campus

CONWAY (Log Cabin) - University of Central Arkansas Trustees voted unanimously Friday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the school's campus and in university owned vehicles.

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette) is a battery or USB powered device that simulatestobacco smoking. It releases a flavored vapor and some solutions contain amixture of nicotine.

Trustees updated the board's existing policy adopted in 2009 that prohibited the use of any tobacco products on campus property to include "electronic cigarettes."

Electronic cigarettes release water vapor containing nicotine to the user, and the vapor is expelled.

The new policy was recommended by a committee that formed last fall under Dr. Randy Pastor, UCA Student Health Clinic medical director.

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