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Georgia State University Halts Cigarette Sales On Campus

December 18, 1986

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia State University students no longer will be able to buy cigarettes on campus.

The decision to remove 10 vending machines will cost the downtown Atlanta school about $7,200 in lost sales, but Auxiliary Services Director Waldtraut Lavroff said she hopes sales of other items, including the ″Official GSU Nutty Bar,″ will fill the gap.

GSU’s University Senate, a faculty-dominated panel, voted 49-28 this fall to impose the ban on all on-campus tobacco sales.

″It’s a statement that the university should not support this kind of endeavor,″ said Dean of Students William R. Baggett.

Ms. Lavroff said the $7,200 the school will lose is the campus’ cut of $30,000 in total annual cigarette sales, all of it from vending machines.

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