MU students seek smoke-free campus sooner

Mar 12, 2012

Student leaders at the University of Missouri want the school to speed up its move to a smoke-free campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the Missouri Students Association is asking Mizzou administrators to ban smoking on campus starting in January. The current plan calls for a completely smoke-free campus starting in 2014.

The UM system's flagship campus has been phasing out public smoking since 2006. Current rules provide for designated smoking areas, but student government president Xavier Billingsley says that student smokers don't abide by those rules.