|Updated: 10/22/2013 9:46 pm
||Published: 10/22/2013 7:14 pm
Students and teachers on OSU campuses may soon have to put away their e-cigarette.
The university is pitching a proposal to ban them.
"If they're going to change that and I have to go off campus somewhere that's going to require a little bit of a drive," said Bryan Juby, student.
Proponents of e-cigarettes say there are a lot of benefits, including the fact that you can start off with a little bit of nicotine and slowly wean yourself off completely.
Although the makers of e-cigarettes say they are much safer, but the FDA has not approved them. The agency is concerned about the possibility of addiction and abuse of the product.
Jeremy Dickerson owns Vapor Eyes in Tulsa and says e-cigarettes have helped many of his customers kick their smoking habit.
"It's just sad to see something that's been able to help so many people is getting banned by institutions and restaurants," said Jeremy Dickerson, business owner.
OSU is planning on bringing a policy banning e-cigarettes before its board of regents on Friday.