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Respond to Student Support – Make U of I Smoke-Free

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The purpose of this petition is to show support for a smoke-free campus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Implementing a smoke-free policy will create a more positive campus environment and promote the well-being of all students, faculty, alumni, and visitors.

In the November 2011 campus referendum, students took the first step towards a smoke-free campus by showing substantial support for the Smoke-Free Initiative. An exploratory campus committee has been formed and will likely issue a report to the Chancellor by the end of the Spring 2012 semester. However, any decision on further action will ultimately be up to Chancellor Wise. Therefore, it is critical that we send a strong message to the administration reminding them of the existing support of this smoke-free initiative!

There are two possible smoking policies that can be put in place: a complete campus-wide smoking ban or a plan which would allow for a limited number of smoking areas around campus. Either one of these plans would significantly reduce involuntary exposure to second-hand smoke, protecting the right to good health for all members of the campus and public.

Continued support from members of the U of I community will be crucial in the process of realizing this initiative. Sign this petition and spread the word to show your support for a smoke-free campus!

**The University of Illinois will be the 4th Big Ten University to implement a smoke-free campus policy (after Indiana University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Michigan).

**Fall 2011 Referendum Details**

On November 8, 2011, an official referendum was held for students to vote on whether or not they supported dialogue and administrative exploration for making the U of I a smoke-free campus. The results, listed below, showed clear student support. The Smoke-Free Initiative drew one of the highest voter turnouts in U of I history and almost 70% voted in favor of a smoke-free campus.

Total votes cast: 10,385
Yes: 7123
No: 3231

Daily Illini Article Regarding Referendum Results -

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~Students For A Better Illinois~
Registered Student Organization, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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