The University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln will soon join the growing list of universities who are going entirely smoke-free. A number of university campuses have gone smoke-free over the past few years, including Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We applaud the University of Nebraska for this health-conscious decision to promote clean, smoke-free air on their campus and all university-owned properties.
The smoke-free policy will go into effect Jan. 1 and includes university-owned property and parking lots around Memorial Stadium. This action is a result of a survey conducted by UNL’s student government last March that found that 84 percent supported a policy restricting smoking; 88 percent of faculty and staff supported one.
Tobacco use until now has been allowed at UNL as long as it was 10 feet away from buildings, or 25 feet away from some other buildings.
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