SAN ANTONIO (Texas News Radio) — Vaping has been banned from the entire Texas A&M University system.

In a letter to its school presidents dated Tuesday, Chancellor John Sharp directed the presidents of each of its 11 universities and directors at each of its eight state agencies in the Texas A&M System to ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping as soon as possible.

“Smoking is banned in most places in the system already,” Sharp wrote.  “But the ban on vaping is to be mandatory and expanded to every inch of the Texas A&M System.”

Specifically, Sharp said he wants to ban to include every building, outdoor space, parking lot, garage, and laboratory in the system.  The system has properties in 250 of Texas’ 254 counties.

The chancellor also suggested e-cigarette products and vaping paraphernalia should no longer be sold at any points of sale at any place within the A&M System.

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