North­eastern Uni­ver­sity plans to adopt a smoke-​​free policy for the upcoming fall semester, according to an e-​​mail sent today to the uni­ver­sity community.

Dean of the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences Terry Fulmer wrote that last month, a com­mittee com­prised of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff, pro­posed that the uni­ver­sity adopt a smoke-​​free policy for the fall 2013. The pro­posal has been approved, she wrote.

I am pleased to tell you that we have received approval to move for­ward,” she wrote. “We will announce this policy change tomorrow; I wanted to share the news with you in advance.”

Fulmer also said the policy demon­strates the university’s ded­i­ca­tion to the health of its com­mu­nity members.

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