FULLERTON (CBS) — Cal State Fullerton has become the first California State University system school to adopt a campus-wide smoking ban.

The university’s Academic Senate approved a resolution Feb. 23 recommending the ban, including sales of tobacco products as well as promoting an educational outreach program on the dangers of smoking over the  next 18 months.

The proposal was approved Thursday by interim President Willie J. Hagan and will become effective Aug. 1, 2013.

“I expected to receive negative comments about the action of this new policy, but have been surprised,” Hagan said.

Students and faculty have expressed support for the smoke-free campus, Hagan said.

The university adopted a policy in 2003 banning smoking on most of the campus, but allowed it in parking lots and vehicles.

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