No Smoking in Dorms

We shouldn't see any more smoke-filled rooms in dormitories of the University of Wisconsin System.

Governor Jim Doyle has signed a bill banning smoking in dorms
and residence halls. It also applies within 25 feet of the buildings.

Doyle signed the bill at the U-W-Oshkosh campus, where smoking in dormitories was banned three years ago.

At U-W-Oshkosh, the percentage of smokers on campus is reported
to have declined from 34 percent of the students to 23 percent.

Campus leaders say they're working to cut it to four percent or
even lower.

The governor says the anti-tobacco campaign at the Oshkosh campus is a model for universities across the nation.

He also says the new law is needed because college-age students are targeted heavily by tobacco companies.


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