Thatâ??s 6 months ahead of the original schedule.
Campus leaders have been pushing for a 100% smoke free campus for the past 2 decades.
University officials believe they wonâ??t have any problems enforcing their total smoking ban on campus.
University administrators announced their new smoke free policy in November to give people plenty of warning.
MU Student Beatriz Costa-Lima said a smoke free campus was bound to happen sooner than later.
Costa-Lima said, â??Itâ??s kind of a trend thatâ??s been happening all over the country and not just in schools. Itâ??s happening in cities and all kinds of public spaces. I thought it was kind of inevitable. Second hand smoke is not healthy for anyone. Itâ??s going to be beneficial to the entire campus.â??
University officials are offering opportunities and programs to help people on their campus quit smoking.