ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - LSUA is banning tobacco from its campus, effective August 1st, 2014.
The new policy not only bans smoking on campus, it also bans the use of smokeless tobacco, and even electronic cigarettes.
LSUA first started off with designated smoking areas on campus to where now they have an all-out tobacco ban.
LSUA says the ban is aimed to promote a healthier lifestyle for its students and faculty.
It will also rid the campus of cigarette littering.
"This is about health, it's about safety and the continued beautification of our campus. Those were our three goals when setting this policy," said Kyra Turner, the chairperson of the Tobacco Free Taskforce.
However, some students are against the ban.
"If they are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle on campus they should stop selling pizza and cheeseburgers in the student center. I kind of disagree with it because this is a college campus. Everybody is of age or a little bit older and you should be able to do what you want to do as an adult," said Ian Baldridge.
Other students feel that the ban is what's best for the university.
"I think it's a good thing because they say with the second hand smoking that it's unhealthy. I think it's a good thing," said Malinda Brinson.
Yeah, I think it's fair, a smoke free environment. I'm ok with that," said Payton Lachney.
LSUA is the second university in the LSU system to ban tobacco products. LSU Eunice also has a tobacco ban.