MADISON (WKOW) -- College campuses across Wisconsin are grappling with electronic cigarettes, a relatively new product that more young people are trying and using.
In 2010, University of Wisconsin-Stout banned tobacco, but not e-cigarettes.
UW-Stout communications director Doug Mell also chairs a campus committee on tobacco-free policies. Mell says the University is "pretty much in limbo on this issue right now."
E-cigarettes are banned at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The school declared the campus tobacco-free in July.
Blake Fry, special assistant to the chancellor, says the decision to ban e-cigarettes was influenced in part by the lack of data on long-term health effects of inhaling nicotine vapor from the battery-powered device.
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