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Thu September 26, 2013
Education

Campus-Wide Smoking Ban Planned For Eastern Kentucky University

Beginning next summer, Eastern Kentucky University will ban all tobacco products on its campuses.  Given the health threat posed by second hand smoke, President Michael Benson today said cigarettes should be banned.  Tobacco products are currently limited to designated, outside areas.  Benson says a policy will be created and implemented next June.  He also says EKU will also provide smoking-cessation programs to students and staff.  Campus-wide smoking bans were implemented at the University of Kentucky in 2009 and at Morehead State University in 2011.

Credit Patrick Reddy/Kentucky Enquirer