Kansas Board of Regents Universities and State Agencies Tobacco/Smoke-Free Status
KS State Fair Smoke-Free in 2016 - Smokers who attend the Kansas State Fair will be required to use designated smoking areas, beginning in 2016. The state fair board narrowly approved the change after a lengthy debate Tuesday. The policy will not be in effect this year to give state fair staff time to suggest the designated areas and determine how the policy will be implemented. Currently, smoking is banned only inside fair buildings and the grandstand seating area. The Hutchinson News reports that Kansas will join more than 15 other state fairs in the country that restrict smoking on the fairgrounds.
ESU - Considering this issue this year; uncertain of the status at this time. Will provide updates.
FSHU – After creating a Tobacco Task Force in September 2014, Fort Hays State University’s President’s Cabinet has approved the group’s recommendation for the campus to be entirely tobacco free, effective July 1, 2016.
KSU - Has smoke free policy only, prohibiting smoking in university buildings and vehicles. Following resolution was approved by Student Senate in February and Faculty Senate in April 2014.
PSU - SU page for the Tobacco-Free initiative; policy will also include e-cigarettes
WSU – Recently formed a task force called “WU and Me Tobacco Free”. At the discussion stage.