tobacco ban

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   Northern Michigan University officials say the Marquette campus is cleaner and some students and employees are likely healthier two years into a tobacco ban.  

Spokeswoman Cindy Paavola says there are far fewer cigarette butts and remnants of chewing tobacco at the school since the policy took effect.  Some faculty, staff, and students also have told university officials the rule change led them to quit smoking or using other tobacco products.

HANCOCK, MI--   Finlandia is now a smoke- and tobacco-free university.  

Starting August 1 smoking at the Hancock school is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor areas, activities, and property.  The policy does not apply to tobacco use in personal vehicles. 

Finlandia president Philip Johnson says the move comes in response to the urging of students, employees, and state and national trends.  He says healthy living resources and incentives will be available to students and employees who wish to quit smoking.