UK asks to extend smoking ban to city sidewalks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Urban City Council in Lexington is
being asked to close a four-foot loophole in the University of
Kentucky's new no-smoking policy - the city sidewalks on campus.

University jurisdiction stops at the edge of the sidewalks,
which are city property, so city officials have put enforcement of
the UK ban on the council's Oct. 22 agenda.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported UK Assistant Vice President
Anthany Beatty asked the council at a work session on Tuesday to
let the university enforce its tobacco-free policy "to the curb."

Beatty said UK Medical Center went smoke-free nearly a year ago,
but people stand on the sidewalk and smoke there.

The whole campus goes smoke-free on Nov. 19, including
fraternity and sorority houses which are owned by the university.

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