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MU student association seeks smoke-free campus sooner

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 7:32 a.m. CDT; updated 9:23 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 12, 2012

COLUMBIA — Student leaders at MU want the school to speed up its move to a smoke-free campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the Missouri Students Association is asking MU administrators to ban smoking on campus starting in January. The current plan calls for a completely smoke-free campus starting in 2014.

The University of Missouri System's flagship campus has been phasing out public smoking since 2006. Current rules provide for designated smoking areas, but MSA President Xavier Billingsley said student smokers don't abide by those rules.

 

 

 


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robert link March 12, 2012 | 9:00 a.m.

I have worked in health care for 40 years and I have lived paycheck to paycheck during a few times of my life. Given the known health issues associated with tobacco smoke (30% increased risk of going blind from macular degeneration for one example) and the current cost of cigarettes, I am stupified that a young person would take up this habit. They stink, have poor taste and olfactory senses and think the world is their ashtray.

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