From the U of I News Bureau

The Urbana campus of the University of Illinois will become smoke free late next year, Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Wednesday.

The smoke-free campus, which will be instituted through a policy to be created over the next several months, is expected to be in place by November 2013.

The decision to become a smoke-free campus is the result of last year’s Illinois Student Senate resolution asking that smoking no longer be allowed on campus, and the subsequent recommendation over the summer from a committee Wise appointed to consider the issue.