The target date is June 1st for the campus of UMass Dartmouth. The UMass Dartmouth committee has recommended the the campus be smoke and tobacco free by that date.

The goal, according to administrators, is to create a healthier environment at the school.

Currently, the rule is that you must be 25 feet away from entrances and and buildings on campus.

As to be expected, some are opposed to the ban, others are happy.

The school is also encouraging smokers to quit between now and the proposed date of the smoking ban.