"I think people would be angry about it," student William Swan says.
Smoking bans are nothing new, but they would be for the state's largest colleges and universities. In Kansas, only about a dozen small colleges have extinguished smoking. Butler Community College would be the biggest.
"It's just a matter of time," Butler's Vice-President of Student Affiars Bill Rinkenbaugh says. "I think in the next three to five years you'll probably see every higher education instutution be tobacco-free in Kansas."
Rinkenbaugh says a task force of students and staff--smokers and non-smokers--has been helping draft a smoke-free policy.
Right now, smoking is allowed outside away from building entrances. The plan under consideration would allow no tobacco use on campus. That includes chewing tobacco.
Derek Pippig is a smoker and says, it's a matter of freedom.
"I feel like people should be able to smoke if they want to," Pippig says.
But that argument has been stomped out in more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide.
Rinkenbaugh says the main issue has to do with the health of smokers. Pippig says he's an adult and can decide for himself how to live his life.
Butler's board of trustees could make a decision on the ban in the next few months.