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Northeastern University announces plans to adopt a smoke-free policy for fall 2013

Posted by Your Town  May 13, 2013 04:06 PM

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Northeastern University plans to adopt a smoke-free policy for the upcoming fall semester, according to an e-mail sent today to the university community.

Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences Terry Fulmer wrote that last month, a committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff, proposed that the university adopt a smoke-free policy for the fall 2013. The proposal has been approved, she wrote.

"I am pleased to tell you that we have received approval to move forward," she wrote. "We will announce this policy change tomorrow; I wanted to share the news with you in advance."

Fulmer also said the policy demonstrates the university's dedication to the health of its community members.

"This new policy reflects Northeastern’s long-standing commitment to promoting a healthy and safe environment," she wrote. "We look forward to updating the campus community in the coming months and working with students, faculty, and staff as we join the more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the nation - and among the first in the Boston area - that have taken this important step to promote the health of university campuses."

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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