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Published: Oct 23, 2007 12:00 AM
Modified: Oct 23, 2007 02:49 AM

Smoking ban starts on New Year's Day

 

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CHAPEL HILL - A campuswide smoking ban at UNC-Chapel Hill will take effect Jan. 1.

Chancellor James Moeser announced the ban, which would create a 100-foot no-smoking boundary around all university buildings, in e-mail sent to faculty, staff and students Monday.

"The practical effect of this University policy is that the campus will be smoke-free," Moeser wrote.

The university will offer smoking cessation assistance to faculty, staff and students.

The ban will be enforced by the community. "If you are comfortable doing so, simply request that people who are smoking within 100 feet of university facilities extinguish their tobacco product," Moeser wrote.

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