Still, others are waiting for more con­clu­sive research on e-​​cigarettes before deciding whether to ban them. When North­eastern Uni­ver­sity for­mu­lated its smoke-​​free policy, it decided not to ban e-​​cigarettes, said Terry Fulmer, dean of the Bouve Col­lege of Health Sci­ences and chair of the university’s smoke-​​free com­mittee. There is not yet evi­dence that e-​​cigarette use is harmful to the gen­eral public as is sec­ond­hand smoke from reg­ular cig­a­rettes, she said, and the uni­ver­sity wanted to focus on smoking as a public health issue. The policy went into effect this August and could evolve in the future, she said.

 

 

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