The Food and Drug Administration is sifting through evidence related to whether menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular cigarettes.
An FDA committee has scheduled a meeting on the matter in mid-july, but leaders at the University of Florida have already made up their minds about menthols.
All tobacco products are not welcome on the University of Florida campus. Come July first, tobacco use will be prohibited on all university-owned properties.
"Tobacco is not allowed on campus after July 1, and that includes any buildings, parking garages, any of the campus" said Paula Varnes Fussell, Vice President of Human Resource Services at UF.
There will be no enforcement. No citations will be issued to those who violate the policy.
"We really wanna do this in more of a peer pressure, and kind of a friendly, lets get on board kind of way" said Fussell.
The policy is largely the result of the Healthy Gators 2010 committee of faculty, staff, and students.
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