Wallace Community College is going tobacco-free for the next school year. Students and staff soon won't be able to smoke or chew tobacco on campus.
The college is going tobacco-free starting August 22. The ban extends even to private vehicles on campus.
Anyone in violation will get a warning for the first offense and a $25 for each subsequent offense. Tickets not paid within seven days double in cost.
Student life coordinator Ryan Spry said the college wants to promote "a more healthy campus." Until now, smoking was allowed only in designated areas at Wallace, but policing that was difficult for campus officials.
Calhoun Community College in Huntsville also bans tobacco on campus.