UNT Students Hand Out Free Cigarettes to Protest Smoking Ban

Students protest proposed smoking ban

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Nov 28, 2011  |  Updated 7:29 PM CDT
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The University of North Texas could soon join the list of smoke-free campuses, but some students are fighting for their right to light up.

Sara Story, Denton Reporter

The University of North Texas could soon join the list of smoke-free campuses, but some students are fighting for their right to light up.

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Some students at the University of North Texas handed out free cigarettes Monday to protest a proposed smoking ban.

A group called Young Americans for Liberty is opposed to a proposal that would ban smoking on  campus.

Leaders of the group said the university shouldn't be allowed to make those kind of rules.

With the free cigarettes, protesters will also be asking students to sign a petition.

The current UNT policy on smoking prohibits smoking inside buildings and university vehicles.  Smokers must also be 25 feet from any building.

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