MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Coastal Carolina University has a New Year's resolution for 2014: a tobacco-free campus by next fall.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported (http://bit.ly/19xRcXW) the school will start working in January with students and staff to help them quit smoking.
The university's board of trustees approved the move earlier in December. Tobacco-free means no more cigarettes or smoke-related products, including cigars and chewing tobacco.
CCU associate vice president for communications Bill Plate says electronic cigarettes also will be prohibited.
He says CCU will create a team to launch a "Live Well at CCU" campaign that will include the tobacco-free initiative. The team will create a website listing the available resources students and staff can use to stop smoking.
Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/
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