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UTHSC banning all smoking on campus


New Year’s Day kicks off the year-round tobacco ban on University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus.

It’s an idea that students pushed to have the university put into action.

The days are numbered for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a smoke or vape as they walk through campus.

Come Jan. 1, 2018, the 55-acre campus will be tobacco-free.

“Second-hand smoke is a very, very real concern so we think our environment is better served with the new implementation of the policy,” said Dr. Kennard Brown.

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