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BOULDER, Colo. – Students at the University of Colorado may no longer be able to smoke on campus.

The Daily Camera reported that CU-Boulder’s student government offered its initial support Thursday night for a plan that would make the campus a completely tobacco-free zone.

University officials plan to take the proposal to the chancellor later next week, according to the paper.

Deb Coffin, vice chancellor for student affairs said that she and assistant vice chancellor Donald Misch plan to ask the chancellor to create a task force to move the proposal forward.

Coffin told the paper the school envisions a “soft transition” over a two-to three-year period. Designated smoking areas might be allowed as part of the transition, according to Coffin.

The program is expected to cost $48,000, and would be partly covered by a grant from Boulder County Public Health.