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Regents Approve Making WSU Campus Nicotine-Free

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Cigarettes and other products containing nicotine will soon be outlawed on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.   

The school's Board of Regents approved the ban at a meeting on Friday morning.

The Pullman campus has around 20,000 students, who make up the majority of the population of the town of 30,000 people. 

The ban, first proposed by students, makes the sprawling campus tobacco and nicotine free.    

The change will go into effect next fall.

WSU's Spokane campus became tobacco free in 2012, and WSU Vancouver became a tobacco free campus in 2013. There are currently discussions to make WSU Tri-Cities tobacco free.

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