The University of Louisiana at Monroe will soon become an almost tobacco-free campus. ULM's faculty senate, staff senate and Student Government Association have voted to support a new tobacco use policy that will go into effect April 2. The new policy will prohibit tobacco use on the portion of campus west of Bayou DeSiard, which essentially covers the entire academic core of the campus. Any use of tobacco products west of the bayou must be confined to personal vehicles. East of Bayou DeSiard, tobacco use will only be allowed within designated areas and in the Grove. Designated areas are defined as outdoor areas not less than 35 feet from any building entrance or window.