If you were planning on smoking a tobacco product during a visit to Mississippi State this season, you may want to alter your plans.
The university recently announced that it has instituted a new smoking/tobacco use policy that took effect on Monday.
According to the release, the policy “prohibits smoking any tobacco-based product, including e-cigarettes, on MSU’s Starkville and Meridian campuses.”
That would seem to include the area around Davis Wade Stadium.
— Mississippi State (@msstate) August 3, 2016
“We’re taking a positive approach to promote health and create a healthier culture,” MSU Director of Health Education and Wellness Joyce Yates, according to a university release. “The use of cigarettes for students has decreased over the years. That’s a good thing, too. It’s also a good time to communicate more about secondhand smoke.”
While you’re altering your preparations for football games this fall, you may also want to take note of the changes in bag policies for David Wade Stadium.
The university plans to implement a “clear bag” policy, which would prohibit the use of purses, backpacks and tote bags at football games.
You can reference some of the specifics with this diagram:
— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) August 4, 2016