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Movement Grows for Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities

New national initiative launched

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Sep 14, 2012

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The movement to require tobacco-free college and university campuses is gaining steam across the United States.

All told, some 774 college and university campuses now have smoke-free policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.  Of these, 562 have a 100 percent tobacco-free policy.

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posted September 14, 2012

Smoke-Free Progress in Wyoming, Ohio

And more evidence that smoke-free doesn't hurt business

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Jul 30, 2012

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The past week brought major progress in the movement for smoke-free air in Wyoming and Ohio.

In Wyoming, Casper's strong smoke-free law will take effect on September 1 after opponents failed to collect the required 2,000 signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. The Casper City Council in June approved the ordinance, which will require restaurants, bars and other public places to be smoke-free.

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posted July 30, 2012

Smoke-Free Campuses from Sea to Shining Sea

University of California system, Florida campuses join coast-to-coast trend

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Jan 12, 2012

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All ten campuses of the University of California will be completely tobacco-free within the next two years, while on the other coast Nova Southeastern University is joining the University of Florida and other Sunshine State campuses in going smoke-free.

University of California President Mark G. Yudof this week directed chancellors to implement tobacco-free policies on their campuses within the next 24 months.  Key elements include prohibiting all tobacco use in both indoor and outdoor spaces and stopping the sale and advertising of tobacco products in University-owned and occupied buildings.

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posted January 12, 2012

College Campuses Clear the Air

Students return to smoke-free campuses

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Sep 7, 2011

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Though lots of pizza and late nights still make college life a health challenge, exposure to secondhand smoke is becoming less of a threat:  More than 500 campuses around the country are now completely smoke-free.

Prohibitions on smoking in residence halls, classrooms and other indoor spaces have long been  common, but increasingly, students and faculty have advocated for — and won — smoke-free policies that apply anywhere on campus, including outdoor spaces such as athletic stadiums and parking lots. Among the smoke-free venues are all 33 campuses in the Arkansas state university system, and the 23 campuses of the City University of New York.

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posted September 07, 2011

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