Embry-Riddle bans all tobacco products from campus

Ban includes electronic cigarettes, vaping products

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is strengthening their tobacco policy and will now prohibit use of all tobacco-related products, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, on campus. 

The university had previous banned tobacco use in a policy put in place in 2013. Now, on the heels of a Youth Tobacco Survey showing an increase in electronic vaping products, the university are adding these products to the list. 

"We have to continue to review our policies to keep up with the new products that pose a threat to the health of the community," said Volusia Department of Health administrator Patricia Boswell. 

The university is reviewing the policy to determine what is acceptable on Embry Riddle owned and rented property, as well as in vehicles.

"We are aiming to encourage and provide wellness resources to our employees and students to allow them to improve their health and overall well-being," Embry Riddle wellness coordinator Pam Petrone explained.

The campus also offers counseling for those who are wanting to quit smoking, as well as the free resources from Tobacco Free Florida.