ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud State University is moving closer to going completely tobacco free.

Last month a task force recommended the campus go completely smoke free by Aug. 1, 2012. Now the students have also voted in favor of that recommendation.

WJON reports that of the just over 1,200 votes cast, 63 percent favored going tobacco free while 37 percent opposed the idea.

SCSU President Earl Potter will have the final say. He hasn’t said yet when he’ll make that decision.

St. Cloud’s other MnSCU school — St. Cloud Technical and Community College — has already gone tobacco free.

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Comments (2)
  1. Isnt It Ironic says:

    Good Job, we can all rest now SCSC (White Cloud) can begin working on an Alcohol Free Campus, then an Automotive Free Campus – those things KILL PEOPLE.

    Once we get those taken care of, we can make sure the school offers only Vegan meals, and growing its own vegtables instead of that invasive Kentucky Blue Grass.

    Congratulaitons for further limiiting an individuals right to choose. Maybe they can change the name to Shangra La University?

  2. Katie says:

    Make the campus alcohol free, too. That, too, is a legal drug that affects not only the user but others around him/her. Put THAT to a vote, too. It would be interesting to see the vote on THAT one!

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