University of Texas at Austin Bans Tobacco Use

Updated, April 11, 2012, 1:45 p.m.:

The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it will ban smoking on all campus grounds.

“This is an institution of higher education, so it’s logical that we emphasize education, awareness and a spirit of cooperation in enforcing the policy,” Pat Clubb, vice president of university operations, said in a press release.

The university was already headed toward a complete smoking ban, but that plan was accelerated after the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas announced in February that it would tie future research funds to tobacco-free policies. UT ...

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