UNK Students Push for Tobacco Free Campus

LINCOLN (AP) - A student group is pushing for a tobacco-free campus at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Students will be asked in emails on Wednesday and Thursday if they support the Peer Health Education group's proposal. Depending on the outcome, it may be presented to the chancellor's cabinet for consideration. The team began exploring the issue in 2012 after receiving UNK student opinions from a national health survey, which indicated support for a tobacco-free campus. Current UNK policy prohibits tobacco use in campus facilities and vehicles, and within 10 feet of entrances. Similar policies are in place on the university's Omaha and Lincoln campuses. The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been tobacco-free since 2009.