SUNY trustees seek tobacco ban

June 13, 2012 3:27:19 PM PDT
Leaders of New York's public university system want all campuses to be tobacco-free.

The State University of New York Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to support legislation to ban tobacco from all campus buildings, both indoors and outdoors, as well as parking ramps and other on- and off-campus facilities.

Smoking has been banned inside SUNY dorms, buildings and vehicles since 2007.

If passed, the legislation would place SUNY among the largest public university systems in the country to adopt a tobacco-free policy. There are 64 campuses in the SUNY system, with nearly 468,000 students.

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