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UH campuses on verge of going smokeless

Publication Date: 2018-05-02
  • Author:Hawaii Tribune-Herald
  • Publication:Hawaii Tribune-Herald

The University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College might soon be smoke-free.

Lawmakers this week passed Senate Bill 134, which would prohibit smoking and tobacco use at every campus in the UH system. The ban also includes electronic smoking devices.

The bill needs final approval from Gov. David Ige, who has until June 25 to declare if he has any intention of vetoing it. It would take effect immediately upon approval...