Beginning August 1, 2014, LSU will be tobacco free, in accordance with the governor's "Well-Ahead" program. The Louisiana legislature has implemented a smoke-free requirement for all state university property, and all public post-secondary institutions in Louisiana must comply by August 1.
LSU spends $36,000 every year to clean up cigarette butts. That money could be better spent caring for the campus's azaleas, crepe myrtles, and live oaks.
Nicotine addiction can lead to depression. Depression can affect not only your social life, but also your studies.
A tobacco habit is expensive. The average cost for a pack of cigarettes in Louisiana is $5.33. Just a pack-a-week habit will cost you almost $278.00 annually. That's like a two-year supply of Ramen noodles.
Tobacco-related illnesses kill 443,000 people every year in the U.S. That's more than the entire population of New Orleans.