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A student-led initiative led to a policy signed by President Richard Hanson Tuesday declared Bemidji State University a tobacco-free zone. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

BSU campus goes tobacco-free: Use of tobacco will be allowed at university-sanctioned American Indian spiritual, cultural ceremonies

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Bemidji State University is now officially a tobacco-free campus.

BSU President Richard Hanson gave his stamp of approval on the new tobacco-free campus policy Tuesday, which states no one will be allowed to use, distribute or sell tobacco in university buildings, on campus, events or in university-owned, rented or leased vehicles. Free distribution of tobacco products on campus or at university-sponsored events is also prohibited.


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