New Mexico State University aims to ban tobacco

November 30, 2013 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University could have a new smoking and tobacco use policy by next summer.

The effort to develop a policy for one of the state’s largest universities stems from a memorial bill passed during the last legislative session. It asked that the governing bodies of every public postsecondary educational institution in New Mexico implement a tobacco-free campus policy by July 1.

The initiative at NMSU would ultimately have to be approved by the Board of Regents.

Tilahun Adera, dean of NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services, said more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the U.S. already have smoke-free campuses and 800 campuses have a tobacco-free policy.

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