Bill bans smoking in residence halls
Publication Date: 2005-06-03
- Author:Sarah El-Ghazaly
- Publication:The Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee)
The Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill that was amended to authorize, rather than require, the university administration and the Board of Regents to prohibit smoking in residence halls and create non-smoking entrances to all university buildings.
Prior to the amendment, the bill had mandated those changes.
"I have been opposed to smoking," Sen. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, said Tuesday. "In this country, it is like a dinosaur; it needs to be extinct."