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December 20, 2011 New anti-tobacco policies may be curbing smoking by college students, according to a new study. A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed that fewer cigarette butts are being found on college campuses since new policies banning tobacco use were adopted. Researchers said this suggesting that restricting tobacco use on school property effectively reduces smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. The study, published in the online version of the journal Tobacco Control, was conducted as part of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, which includes smoking prevention policies that are in effect at 88 percent of colleges and universities across the state.
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