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Nov. 29, 2012 Volume 34, No. 14

MU smoking ban coming next summer

Smoking will be prohibited on the University of Missouri campus starting July 1, 2013, officials announced 

Nov. 15 in the Student Center. Smoking is already banned in campus buildings.

 “MU officials are committed to making campus a healthy place to work, live and learn,” said Kevin Everett, associate professor in the School of Medicine. “Smoke-free policies reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, improve student and employee health, and reduce litter on campus.” 

The Tobacco Policy Implementation Committee — made up of faculty, staff and students — is working on ways to enforce the ban. The website will be updated to reflect the new smoke-free campus policies. 

MU will join about 500 other American colleges and universities that have either tobacco-free or smoke-free policies in place for the entire campus.