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To Keep Research Funding, Texas Universities Consider Tobacco Ban

February 21, 2012   University administrators around Texas are now considering campus-wide tobacco-free policies as a result of a new policy regarding grant funding. The new rules established by the Cancer Research Prevention Institute of Texas requires grant recipients to have policies prohibiting tobacco use in buildings and structures where financed research activities are occurring, as well as at the outdoor areas immediately adjacent to those buildings. The grant recipients must also provide smoking cessation services for community members who desire them. In 2007, the research institute was established and the state was authorized to issue $3 million in bonds over 10 years to finance cancer research and prevention efforts. Nearly $600 million in grants have been issued, primarily to academic institutions. For schools that pride themselves on their research function, there is a clear financial incentive to institute the changes.

For More Information:
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/higher-education/keep-research-funding-universities-mull-tobacco-ba/

 


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