Less tobacco, more money.
Officials at the University of Texas in Austin will consider banning tobacco on the entire campus in a health-related move that could mean more research money.
UT currently bans smoking in residence halls, during class and at other indoor areas.
The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/y67msx ) reports the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has decided that grant recipients would be required to have tobacco-free campuses.
Adrienne Howarth-Moore , with UT's human resource services, said Thursday that the school has received about $30 million from the institute. Having a tobacco-free campus, by March 1, could mean an addition $88 million.
A UT spokesman says tobacco-free discussions will include faculty, administrators and students.
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