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Cigarette Sales Could be Banned at Weber State

Cigarette Sales Could be Banned at Weber State



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Cigarette sales could be getting snuffed out at Weber State University.

Cigarettes currently are only available on campus in the Wild Cat Lanes and Game Center at the school's Shepherd Union Building.

An advisory board of students, faculty and staff is considering dropping cigarette sales when a two-year renovation of the student union building is completed. The university will continue trying to survey all students and faculty over the next three weeks. The school nets about $2,000 a year from cigarette sales. "I don't think (discontinuing sales) is going to affect smoking on campus," Wild Cat Lanes coordinator Bill Meaders said. "People are still going to smoke and will just go elsewhere to get their cigarettes."

Meaders said preliminary responses to the survey have been opposed to smoking. And if the sales are banned, smokers will have to venture off campus to buy their cigarettes. "It doesn't bug me," Weber State sophomore Sable Alexander said. "I know where the gas station is."

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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