IU Southeast mulls fining repeat smoking offenders

IU Southeast mulls fining repeat smoking offenders

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Posted on November 29, 2009 at 10:01 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana University Southeast next year would fine offenders of its 2-year-old smoking ban under a proposal that's been sent students, faculty and staff.
  
The proposal sent last week calls for issuing citations to smokers for first-time offenses and imposing a $15 fine for a second offense.
  
Violators could avoid the fine if they complete a one-hour smoking-cessation session within 30 days or spend an hour picking up cigarette butts on the New Albany campus.
  
A mandatory $30 fine would be imposed for a third offense and each additional offense.
  
Campus vice chancellor for administration and finance Dana Wavle says the its Tobacco Free Task Force is looking for tougher enforcement to overcome a large amount of noncompliance with the policy.
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   Information from: The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., http://www.courier-journal.com
   (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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