DRAFT RESOLUTION ON SALES OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AT UTK
The following resolution failed 28-30 at the November 17, 2003, meeting of the Faculty Senate.
WHEREAS, nicotine is highly addictive; and
WHEREAS, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, world wide smoking causes four million unnecessary deaths per year, and 11,000 deaths every day; and
WHEREAS, there are over 400,000 smoking-attributable deaths in the United States per year; and
WHEREAS, the annual smoking related health care cost in the United States is $80 billion; and
WHEREAS, behavioral research is beginning to explain how social influences, such as observing adults or other peers smoking, affect whether adolescents begin to smoke cigarettes; and
WHEREAS, the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in adults; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Tennessee will no longer sell cigarettes or other tobacco products on its Knoxville campus
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