POCATELLO, Idaho -- Officials at Idaho State University are banning smoking ban on the Pocatello campus following a recommendation from student leaders, who passed a resolution nearly a year ago supporting the move to a smoke-free institution.
The Idaho State Journal reports the ban will take effect in September and with it, two of Idaho's three public universities will have made their campuses smoke-free zones. Boise State University was first, going smoke-free in 2009.
The University of Idaho in Moscow has policies placing restrictions on smokers but is not a smoke-free campus. Elsewhere in the state, the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls and North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene have adopted bans.
Idaho State President Arthur Vailas says the new policy is consistent with the school's health focus.