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Chancellor says banning cigarette sales on campus in line with KU values

A proposal to ban tobacco sales at KU and K-State will be discussed at the March Board of Regents meeting.

January 21, 2010

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Chancellor says banning cigarette sales on campus in line with KU values

The days of buying cigarettes at Kansas University’s student unions may be nearing an end. Enlarge video

The days of buying cigarettes at Kansas University’s student unions may be nearing an end.

KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said a ban on cigarette sales would gain support.

“Perhaps now the time has come to take a stand and make a statement and I see the ban probably more as a statement of the values of the university than as a way to change the nature of students' use of tobacco,” she told KTKA-TV.

Without discussion, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday asked university chief executives to come up with a policy on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products on campuses.

The university officials are scheduled to have a recommendation for the board in March.

KU’s Lawrence campus and Kansas State University are the only two of the six regents universities that allow cigarette sales on campus, according to a regents staff memo.

All six state universities prohibit smoking in all university buildings, residence halls, student unions, centers and university vehicles, according to a memo from the regents staff.

Comments

cletus26 4 years, 2 months ago

do what you got to do. we complain then someone gets sick and then someone wishes something had got done. gone and do what you got to do; i support it all the way

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gatekeeper 4 years, 2 months ago

defenestrator --- when I first came to KU, you could buy individual smokes at the paper stand and I spent a lot of time studying in the union in the big comfy chairs, puffing away.

Ahhh, the good old days when I didn't realize I was killing myself, smoke by smoke.

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defenestrator 4 years, 2 months ago

The first time I walked into the Kansas Union, the corridor walls were lined with at least 50 smokers. That was in1992.
Now, no smoking laws are not good enough?

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bblbfolks 4 years, 2 months ago

Better stop selling Coke and cheeseburgers too. The fat police will get you next.

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demonfury 4 years, 2 months ago

What the hell does value have to do with it? You go to college to learn. The university is there to provide that education. Not to dictate to their students that are paying way to damn much for that education, where thay can or can't buy cigarettes. Chancellor, your enrollment is down, your budget is down, your level of employment is down, the # of classes offered is down, the overall perception of how KU is being run is down. These issues are far more important than selling cigarettes on campus. You should be promoting it. It generates massive tax revenues that pay your massive salary you idiot. This really sums you up in the eyes of your alumni. Food for thought.

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billbodiggens 4 years, 2 months ago

"I see the ban probably more as a statement of the values of the university. . ." What? OK, make a statement of values and let everybody else struggle with their own lives. On the other hand, how does this have anything to do with the values of the university? Is this something to do with asking alums and students to pay more and more and more for less and less and less? Because if it is not, then it has nothing to do with the values of the university.

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macon47 4 years, 3 months ago

i cannot think of any reason they would ever sell them in the first place

the dont even make any money selling them,,,,,,,,,, and thats what ku is all about m-o-n-e-y

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