Aug 1, 2012 at 8:30 am
ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - St. Cloud State University becomes a tobacco-free campus today. SCSU is the sixth four-year school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System to implement a tobacco-free policy.
President Earl Potter formed a task force in October 2010 to study the issue.
After a year of campus-wide discussions, St. Cloud State transitioned to permitting tobacco use only in designated areas or private vehicles. Potter says the transition period has been productive in working toward a tobacco-free campus that best serves students and employees.
There are a couple of exceptions to the tobacco ban. It can still be used on campus for Native American ceremonies, scientific studies and theatrical productions, and people can smoke in private vehicles on university property as long as respect for individuals and the environment is demonstrated.
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