That changed this week.
Vernon College's board of trustees met Wednesday morning to write up an official tobacco policy, which bans all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all of its campuses.
They kept outside designated smoking areas on all campuses where smoker can light up.
Johnston says since the policy has unofficially been in place for more than a decade, trustees received no opposition. Vernon College has campuses located in Vernon, Seymour and Wichita Falls.
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