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BSU President Richard Hanson approved the ban this week after a campus survey found 93 percent of those polled considered second-hand smoke a health hazard and 77 percent said they were exposed to second-hand smoke at the university.
BSUSA Student Senate Co-President Ashley Tenney told the paper:
“You can’t please everyone, but I think most people are for it. The student senate brought it forward a year ago and it was put into place one year later. It was a really quick turnaround.”
(By the way, St. Cloud State students have approved a plan that would ban tobacco from their campus by August 2012. Read the St. Cloud Times report here.)