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CHERYL HUNSTOCK, Minneapolis
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U is behind the times on campus smoking
I agree with the commentary calling for an end to smoking at the University of Minnesota (“It’s time for U to have a smoke-free campus,” March 29). Besides the obvious health issues, cigarettes make the campus look bad.
My high school son and I did a campus tour last fall. I was disgusted by the many cigarette butts littering the grounds. This was the fifth campus we had visited and the only one where I noticed the problem.
When I shared this with the admissions office, the people there apologized for not having more personnel to clean up the butts. Hmm … I bet the U could save money if it didn’t have to deal with cigarette litter.
Now, I’m off to visit my mom, who’s dying of emphysema. She started smoking when she was in college.
RACHAEL DAVIS, Woodbury
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