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Carnegie Mellon University wants to Ban Smoking

It’s been a while since I blogged about smoking, but I’m pretty sure it’s still bad for you. Well it looks like Carnegie Mellon may give smoking a kick in the butt—now that was a dumb pun! Yup, CMU is looking to totally ban smoking from their campus, indoors and outdoors. Bill Schackner of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
A campus task force is recommending that smoking be banned indoors and out across the 10,000-student campus by 2010 and that sale of tobacco products and placement of tobacco-related ads in school publications be prohibited.

The idea is in its early stages of discussion and already is sparking a range of reactions. If adopted, the new policy would go well beyond those of the city's other major universities and would put Carnegie Mellon among several dozen campuses nationwide that have enacted complete bans.
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