KU Student Campaigning For Smoke-Free Campus

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A University of Kansas student has begun a push to ban smoking throughout the Lawrence campus.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that sophomore Ashley Hrabe, of Salina, has been involved with the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition since she was in high school.

The university already bans smoking inside or within 20 feet of any campus building. Hrabe wants to prohibit smoking anywhere on campus.

Hrabe met this week with faculty, student and staff leaders at a University Senate committee meeting. The Journal-World reports she already has the support of some leaders of the Student Senate.

Several details would have to be worked out, including enforcement and whether people could smoke in their cars.

Hrabe hopes eventually to make ban the use of smokeless tobacco as well.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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