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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

billbodiggens 4 years, 11 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.

bblbfolks 4 years, 11 months ago

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

gatekeeper 4 years, 11 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.

Reuben Turner 4 years, 11 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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