CU Boulder To Go Smoke Free

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Administrators at the University of Colorado-Boulder appear set to adopt a campus-wide smoking ban this week.

CU officials told the Daily Camera that Chancellor Phil DiStefano is likely to sign the policy by Friday. It would be implemented in the fall. An implementation committee will discuss possible punishments for offenders once the policy is signed.

Administrators had considered enacting a campus-wide ban on tobacco but changed to a no-smoking policy after the CU Student Government denied support for a tobacco ban.

Vice Chancellor for Administration Louise Vale says more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country have either tobacco-free or no-smoking policies.

A 2011 survey found that 60 percent of CU students said they had never smoked a cigarette.