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.