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Apr 26, 2016 11:31 AM

Plymouth State campus will be smoke free beginning in August

PLYMOUTH — After 50 volunteers picked up more than 10,000 cigarette butts on campus in their "Kick Butts" event, Plymouth State University has announced that they will become a smoke and tobacco free campus as of August 1, the Laconia Citizen reported.

The initiative was supported by both the student senate and the administration in order to promote healthy living at PSU.

The University System of New Hampshire received grant funding through a proposal in August 2014 through the New Hampshire tobacco Prevention and Control Program to work to create healthier environments. This included 23 college campuses.

According to the Healthy PSU homepage, there were 1,475 100-percent smoke-free campuses, with two-thirds of them fully tobacco free. There are also 802 campus that prohibit e-cigarettes or vaping.

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