TEXAS — The Texas A&M University System's broad ban on vaping has taken effect.
All 11 universities and the eight state agencies within the system have banned the use of e-cigs and vaping on campus.
Smoking is banned in most places in the system, but the ban on vaping is mandatory and "expanded to every inch of the system."
"This health threat is serious enough that I want to see the ban include every building, outside space, parking lot, garage and laboratory within the Texas A&M System. The ban also should extend to every facility of our $950 million research enterprise and all System properties in the 250 Texas counties in which the Texas A&M System has a presence," said Chancellor John Sharp.
Earlier this month, the CDC reported that it is aware of more than 800 cases of lung injury and 12 deaths in the U.S.