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PSU Tobacco Policy Task Force receives $25,000 grant

Updated November 28, 2012:  Pittsburg State University has received a grant to help their Tobacco Policy Task Force.

The $25,000 grant came from the Kansas Health Foundation and will help fund a study on making the campus tobacco free.

The Tobacco Policy Task Force began work this month and expects to make recommendations to the university by the end of the spring semester.

Reported November 8, 2012:  Pittsburg State's new Tobacco Policy Task Force met for the first time today to discuss making the campus tobacco free.

The task force formed after students voted overwhelmingly in the spring to recommend the campus move to tobacco free.

The group will review current policies of the university regarding tobacco, talk with campus stakeholders, and identify all benefits and disadvantages to adopting a tobacco free policy.

Missouri Southern is not a smoke free campus.  However, there is no tobacco allowed inside or within 50 feet of the buildings.

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