Ole Miss' smoking bans goes into effect Tuesday

A smoking ban will soon be in effect at the University of Mississippi.

Beginning Tuesday, university officials are restricting smoking and tobacco use to about 30 designated areas in parking lots.

All buildings on the campus, including residence halls, remain smoke-free and now much of the land between classrooms and office buildings is designated no smoking.

Among those places shutting out smokers and tobacco users will be the student union, a popular spot for the group.

Other public colleges in the state maintain smoke-free buildings and restrict lighting up within a specific number of feet around buildings. Ole Miss, however, appears to be the only school putting restrictions on all of its outdoor spaces.

University officials point to health and littering as the primary reasons for the ban.