LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The University of California will ban smoking and tobacco products from all 10 of its campuses.

KNX 1070′s Vytas Safroncikas reports.

UC President Mark Yudof announced Thursday the tobacco ban will be in effect in 2014.

The newly approved policy prohibits cigarettes, chewing tobacco, tobacco sales, and tobacco advertisements anywhere on any UC system campus.

Many UCLA students expressed support for the ban.

“I don’t think other people’s decisions to smoke should be able to affect everybody else,” said one student. “I can walk down and somebody’s smoking, that sucks for me.”

Other students said the ban would minimize litter on campus from discarded cigarettes.

Eight percent of UC students and 10 percent of employees are reportedly smokers.

Comments (8)
  1. WAWA says:

    I wish this was done back in the 80’s when I went to UCSF. Back then everybody in the Frisco area was a smoker or so it seemed.

  2. Timothy McGarry says:

    Pinhead kneejerkers. You should ban all the cars and BBQ’s and leafblowers.

    1. Brian says:

      Yea, because cigs are so useful to society…and others don’t deserve to have clean air, right? If you want to kill yourself do it some other way that doesn’t affect other folks.

  3. Concern says:

    What’s wrong with Charity Search Engines?

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