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Student Tobacco Surveys

2016 Survey

In February 2016, the Student Senate conducted a survey to ascertain the students' support in creating a Tobacco Free KU.  The survey responses to the 3 questions asked demonstrate the students' support for the initiative:

Question 1: Would you support entirely banning tobacco products on campus?

          Yes 56.86% (2143) – No 39.21% (1478) – Prefer not to answer 3.93% (148)

Question 2: Would you support banning smoking on campus, but allowing other tobacco products?

          No 57.87% (2181) – Yes 38.90% (1466) – Prefer not to answer 3.24% (122)

Question 3: Would you support the University designating "smoking areas"?

          Yes 72.30% (2725) – No 24.81% (935) – Prefer not to answer 2.89% (109)

2013 Survey

On March 27, 2013 a survey regarding a more restrictive policy was sent out to the University of Kansas student body. The survey was sent out to 24,435 students, and of those 3,711 students (15%) participated in this survey. The results to this survey can be found below.

Do you currently use tobacco products?

16% Yes. 73% No. 11% Past User

Do you think the University of Kansas should have a stricter tobacco policy?

64% Yes and 36% No

If either of these policies were put into effect, would it make KU have more of an attractive appeal?

64.6% Yes. 35% No

Would you be in favor of a tobacco-free campus?

59.5% Yes. 40.5% No

Would you be in favor of a smoke-free campus?

64.1% Yes. 35.9% No.

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