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With more and more focus on health, a number of campuses have jumped on the “ban”-wagon. What are more and more schools prohibiting?
Even universities in Kentucky, the nation’s largest producer of burley tobacco, are banning tobacco use on campus.
The University of Kentucky (UK) has implemented a tobacco ban that includes chew, pipes, cigars, snuff and cigarettes. What’s more, the new tobacco-free policy includes outdoor areas as well as interior buildings on campus.
Following UK’s lead, the University of Louisville has started restricting locations where students, staff and visitors can use tobacco on campus. The goal: to have a tobacco-free campus in one year.
In addition, Pikeville College has announced its campus will be completely tobacco-free by the fall semester.
University officials say they understand that tobacco’s an addiction, and many schools will provide nicotine-replacement products to helps staff and students kick the habit.
Where does your school stand on the tobacco issue? Let us know in the comments section below.
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