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UVM considers smoking ban

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The University of Vermont is considering a smoking ban on campus.  It comes following a survey found that 26 percent of students who smoke, began after they were living on campus.

If the smoking ban becomes a reality, UVM would be following a trend that has now taken place at 814 colleges nationwide, up from 420 in July 210, according to report issued by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Kristin Carlson spoke with Dr. Jan Carney, the Associate Dean for Public Health at UVM's College of Medicine.  Carney also chairs the University Benefit Advisory Council, that made the smoke free campus proposal.

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