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Published December 14, 2010, 09:42 AM

University of Mary Group Wants Tobacco-free Campus

A health education group at the University of Mary in Bismarck is proposing a phased-in tobacco-free policy for the campus.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A health education group at the University of Mary in Bismarck is proposing a phased-in tobacco-free policy for the campus.

The group Health Pro created a proposal to make the campus smoke-free by August 2011 and tobacco-free by August 2012. Right now, people can smoke outside buildings as long as they are away from entrances.

Smoke-free policies involve cigarettes, while tobacco-free policies include all forms of tobacco. The group first suggested a tobacco-free policy about five years ago, but the effort did not succeed.

The latest proposal has gotten the support of both the Student Senate and the Student Development Council. The Bismarck Tribune reports that it will go before the University Senate in January, the final step before it lands on the campus president's desk.

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