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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • U of M poised to ban smoking across campus

  • The University Senate has voted in favor of the ban.
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  • The University of Minnesota is ready to impose a smoking ban at its Twin Cities campus.
    The University Senate has voted in favor of the ban. The Senate includes faculty, students and staff. University President Eric Kaler says a tobacco-free campus has become an expectation, rather than an innovation.
    Kaler would impose the ban, which could begin in 2014 after an educational campaign. The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/18PS6uM ) says more than 1,100 colleges and universities in Minnesota ban smoking on campus.
    A survey by the university's Boynton Health Service found 67 percent of faculty and staff and 64 percent of students support a campus-wide ban on tobacco.

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