U of M headed toward smoking ban

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May 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) 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. 

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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