UNT Students Hand Out Free Cigarettes to Protest Smoking Ban

Students protest proposed smoking ban

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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.

    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.

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    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.