MU closer to becoming smoke-free campus

COLUMBIA (AP) — It will be harder to find a place to smoke on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus this summer.

Starting July 1, smoking will be allowed only in designated areas. The smoking areas aren’t final yet, but they are likely to be in parking lots and on the top floors of parking garages.

The stricter rules are a step toward the university’s goal of being entirely smoke-free by Jan. 1, 2014.

The university’s current policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of doors, windows and fresh air intake systems on campus. The policy is not strictly enforced, with administrators mostly leaving it to students and employees to police each other.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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