Higher Education

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$1.21 billion is the annual healthcare costs directly caused by smoking

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Arkansas took a major step forward in protecting students, employees, and visitors at state-supported institutions of higher education from secondhand smoke when Act 734 of 2009 passed. The 2009 Act prohibits smoking on the campuses of state funded colleges, universities, and technical schools. Act 847 passed in 2015 to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices on state funded campuses. Act 847 strengthens the state law passed in 2009.