Albany, N.Y. - The State University of New York Board of Trustees today passed a resolution to support a “Tobacco-Free SUNY” policy and the development of New York State
legislation that bans the use of tobacco on grounds and facilities and in vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by SUNY.
In doing so, SUNY becomes the largest public university system in the country to adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free policy.
Under current law and a policy adopted by the Board back in 2007 - smoking is banned on SUNY campuses in indoor areas, including residence halls, and in vehicles owned or leased by the State University.
Studies show that young people ages 18-24 have the highest smoking rate of all adults and contributes to the risk of fires in dormitories and other campus buildings.