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Illinois State University widens smoking ban

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:13:26 CST
By: Charlie Schlenker

Illinois State University is making it harder to smoke on campus even out of doors. The university has banned smoking inside buildings and within fifteen feet of entrances for years. Now, the Academic Senate has banned smoking on the quad and the In Exchange Garden, and other high traffic areas. Business Professor and Academic Senate member Farzaneh Fazel says the push started a year and a half ago and came from the student government association.

   
Fazel says she hopes compliance will be through courtesy and peer pressure in the spirit of making the campus healthier and cleaner. Fazel says she hopes it will not require possible citations. The area between the State Farm Hall of Business and a nearby parking garage and even the College Avenue bridge will be a no smoking area starting in mid January.

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