Tampa, Florida -- After pushing for four years, a student group's plan to limit smoking to designated areas at the University of Tampa has been approved.
You can leave your tape measure at home if you're a smoker heading onto campus at UT in Hyde Park this Fall.
The private college's existing smoking policy -- which was not strictly enforced -- had allowed smoking only outside and only 25 feet from doors and windows.
Smokers will now be isolated at the school, but the university itself will be less isolated as it joins a growing nationwide trend of learning institutions that are outlawing or sharply limiting tobacco use.
More than 1,000 American colleges and universities have completely banned smoking on their campuses, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
That number includes 35 college campuses in Florida. Hillsborough Community College's five campuses and three satellite locations joined that list by going 100 percent tobacco-free on January 1st of this year.
Several more Florida schools have established limited smoking areas, including the University of South Florida...(click pic to watch video)