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MSU leaders vote to make campus tobacco-free

Tweet Once Montana State University had smoking lounges, professors smoked in class and U.S. Tobacco not only sponsored the annual college rodeo, but handed out free chewing tobacco samples to spectators at the Fieldhouse. Over the last generation, tobacco has been increasingly restricted, and on Wednesday, campus leaders on MSU’s University Council took a historic vote, unanimously endorsing the idea of making the Bozeman campus tobacco-fr ... Jump to full article >>

SCSU student vote backs tobacco-free plan

Tweet St. Cloud State University students approved a plan that could make their campus tobacco free by August 2012. The issue passed with 63 percent approving and 37 percent voting against the plan. The students voted Monday through Wednesday, and the results were announced today at a Student Government meeting. The approval of the tobacco-free campus plan essentially is a recommendation to President Earl H. Potter III, who has final say over wh ... Jump to full article >>

UMass Faculty Senate passes campus tobacco ban

Tweet Members of the University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate yesterday passed a proposition that aims to ban the use of all tobacco products on campus beginning in 2013. The Senate approved of the proposal in a 14-7 vote, after several students spoke against it and some faculty members spoke in favor of it. The policy – which won’t go into effect until July 1, 2013 – was brought forward to the Senate by the University Health Council. It ... Jump to full article >>

WA schools consider banning electronic cigarettes

Tweet VANCOUVER, Wash. — Although people younger than 18 can purchase electronic cigarettes, they are now prohibited from using them at some Washington schools. The Columbian newspaper reports school boards in Battle Ground, Camas and Ridgefield all recently revised their tobacco policies to ban the use of electronic cigarettes at school. Vancouver Public Schools has prohibited tobacco and “tobacco lookalikes” since at least 19 ... Jump to full article >>

MSU vote on tobacco ban draws mixed opinion

Tweet MSU President Waded Cruzado says she will be looking for input from university employees before deciding on a campus wide ban on tobacco. This follows an opinion poll conducted last week showing 61 percent of students in favor of a ban with 39 percent against. Yet, only 20 percent of the student body participated in the vote. We wanted to find some campus opinions of our own. Spring break is not an ideal time for this, but it’s not to ... Jump to full article >>

Montana State president wants more input on tobacco ban following student vote

Tweet BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State University President Waded Cruzado says she wants to give school employees a chance to voice their opinions before deciding on whether to make the Bozeman campus tobacco free. Cruzado’s decision follows a vote by students on Wednesday who 61 to 39 percent recommended making MSU tobacco-free within two years. Cruzado tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that she has asked students to present more informati ... Jump to full article >>

Tough To Snuff

Tweet We’re nearly a month into 2011, but smoking bans have already taken center stage. Although South Dakota’s statewide smoking ban went into effect late last year, the debate has now moved to college campuses. Two universities implemented smoking bans on January 1st, but it’s not that easy to put out the light. The air in Marshall, Minnesota is bitterly cold this time of year. But for some students at Southwest Minnesota S ... Jump to full article >>