UNR president expects smoke-free campus by 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada's president has joined a push by a growing number of faculty and students to make the Reno campus smoke- and tobacco-free in one of only five states that currently have no such ban at any of their colleges or universities.

UNR President Marc Johnson originally hoped to formally ban all tobacco products as well as electronic cigarettes by September but now expects the prohibition to be implemented in August 2015.

The Graduate Student Association and the Faculty Senate have endorsed the idea, but it has yet to go before the Associated Students of the University of Nevada representing undergraduates.

ASUN president Ziad Rashdan told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/o9kd9bm) he supports the tobacco-free initiative. He expects senators representing the undergraduates to vote on a resolution by March.


Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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