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Faculty Senate, lawmakers want UH smoke-free

A House bill due for a floor vote would ban tobacco on the university

By Joie Nishimoto

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2014

~~<p>The House Higher Education Committee has passed a bill that would snuff out smoking on all University of Hawaii premises even as UH officials are working to eliminate smoking on the Manoa campus.</p>
<p>House Bill 2077, forwarded Feb. 4 for a vote by the House, would place a ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes at all facilities owned or operated by the university. The bill also calls for UH to require tobacco cessation programs for interested employees and to place signs prohibiting smoking.</p>
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The House Higher Education Committee has passed a bill that would snuff out smoking on all University of Hawaii premises even as UH officials are working to eliminate smoking on the Manoa campus.

House Bill 2077, forwarded Feb. 4 for a vote by the House, would place a ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes at all facilities owned or operated by the university. The bill also calls for UH to require tobacco cessation programs for interested employees and to place signs prohibiting smoking. Login for more...



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