As University of California campuses prepare to go smoke-free next year, Sacramento State considers a tobacco ban of its own.

Sac State could become the first California State University campus to go completely tobacco-free.  Spokeswoman Kim Nava explains how the initiative got started,

"Earlier this year a task force studied issues around a tobacco free campus. The task force submitted a proposal for a tobacco free campus to President Gonzales, and he is evaluating it now."

Nava says public relations students have formed a group that's pushing for a total tobacco ban.  Walter Michael is with "Hornets for a Healthy Hive," and he says the main health objective is to protect the student body from second hand smoke.

71% of the student body backs the proposal and Michael heads to Long Beach Wednesday where he'll make a pitch to the California State Board of Trustees.