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UI Smoking Ban Draws Opposition

Students smoke while sitting outside the University of Idaho library in Moscow on Monday. (Moscow-Pullman Daily News photo: Geoff Crimmins)

An initiative to ban tobacco products campus-wide could result in the University of Idaho becoming a tobacco-free campus in the next few months. The UI Economics Club organized a debate on the topic to raise awareness of the initiative, which is working its way through the Associated Students of the University of Idaho senate and the Faculty Senate. " It goes through the Senate and then the president approves it," Economics Club President Nick Meixler said. "We heard this was going through and nobody was really talking about it, there was no debate about it, and it's going to affect 20 percent of the school population." The debate became a forum when proponents of the ban chose not to participate "at the last minute," Meixler said. The proposed ban is an effort by students in the UI health education program/Estelle Gwinn, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

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