Cuesta College will become a smoke- and tobacco-free district beginning in 2019, according to a school news release.
Smoking is currently permitted in designated areas of the San Luis Obispo and North County campuses.
The process to becoming a tobacco-free campus began in 2016, when Cuesta College was awarded a $7,500 grant by the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the use of tobacco.
An official policy was approved by the college's Board of Trustees in December 2017, the release said.
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In an effort to educate the college community about the new policy, the San Luis Obispo campus will hold a "Pick Up The Butts" event from 11 a.m. until noon on April 18.
The school also has partnered with the SLO County Public Health Department to offer a free six-week smoking cessation course beginning April 11. Registration is available online and walk-ins are welcome.