Colleges and Universities

As of January 2, 2014, at least 1,182 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100% smokefree campus policies that eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas across the entire campus, including residences. This number has grown from the 586 campuses of which we were aware two years earlier (October 2011) and 446 campuses three years ago (October 2010). We expect this number to continue to climb rapidly as a result of the growing social norm supporting smokefree environments, and support from within the academic community for such policies for campus health and well-being.


Please review our list of Smokefree and Tobacco-Free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Universities for more information. Please review our Colleges and Universities List Criteria, which outlines how to get on (and stay on) our list.

 

 

Why are Campuses Going Smokefree and/or Tobacco-Free?

The number of campuses going smokefree and tobacco-free jumped by leaps and bounds since 2009. The uptick is due in part to the efforts of the American College Health Association (ACHA) which adopted a Position Statement on Tobacco in September 2009 (updated in November 2011) and the social norm change about when and where people smoke as a result of city- and state-wide smokefree laws. In fact:

Therefore, there is a need to protect employees and students from exposure to secondhand smoke on college campuses and create an expectation that this living and working environment be smokefree.

It is also critical to note that the tobacco industry continues to market and advertise its products to young adults in order to maintain its profitability, and the tobacco use and prevalence statistics for young adults demonstrate that the plan is having an effect. One need only look at promotions held in bars across campuses all over the country to realize that 18-24 year olds are important to the tobacco industry. According to the 2012 Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults:

  • In 2010, there were more than 20 million students enrolled in degree-granting institutions. This does not include faculty, staff, and visitors to campuses who are also impacted by a smokefree or tobacco-free campus policy.
  • Many risk factors, including tobacco use, peak from 18-25 years of age; college attendance could be a turning point in choosing not to use tobacco
  • 24.8% of full-time college students aged 18-22 years old were current smokers in 2010.
  • The number of smokers who initiated smoking after age 18 increased from 600,000 in 2002 to 1 million in 2010.
  • Progression from occasional to daily smoking almost always occurs by age 26.
  • While smoking rates are higher for their peers not enrolled in college, college students and campus policies offer a unique opportunity to create and sustain tobacco-free living.

Curbing tobacco influence on campuses could prevent a new cohort of lifetime smokers.

Students on campuses across the country are leading efforts to refuse tobacco industry sponsorship, grants, donations, and other gifts, as well as passing smokefree campuses policies. Read more about the background and details about these policies. Contact us if you would like assistance.

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IPPC Subcommittee on Student Affairs Announces New Smoking ...
Skidmore News - April 8, 2014

A new policy on smoking was announced today by the Institutional Policy and Planning Committee which prohibits anyone from smoking within designated areas on campus. These smoke-free areas include most of central campus and the surrounding buildings, which are indicated in purple on the Smoking Policy Map (the smoke free areas are a rough estimation and precise parameters will be released in the Fall). The policy will go into effect in the Fall 2014 semester. In addition, although the policy does not appear to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco, it mentions that users should be mindful of their ...

Minnesota State University Moorhead bans the use of electronic cigarettes
WDAZ - April 8, 2014

Students at Minnesota State University Moorhead are finding out they can't use electronic cigarettes on campus.

Legislation to further restrict smoking on college campuses
Vidette Online - April 7, 2014

New legislation has been passed in the House that will ban smoking on campuses of public universities in Illinois. The Smoke Free Campus Act provides that smoking be prohibited on all campuses of a state supported institution of higher education July 1, meaning all offices, dorms and outdoor areas. The Smoke Free Campus Act is sponsored by Democratic Sen. Terry Link of Waukegan and Democratic state Rep. Ann Williams of Chicago. The Act will now move to the Senate after it passed by a 67-44 vote by the House Wednesday. It was originally filed Feb. 15.

Americans Barbecue Almost Everything A Universal Trend
Philadelphia News - April 7, 2014

Following the country as a whole, more U.S. universities and colleges are banning cigarette smoking. According to a recent survey, more than 1,000 U.S. campuses are 100 percent smoke-free meaning all indoor and outdoor areas. The change happened quickly: The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation says fewer than 60 colleges were smoke-free in 2007.

Survey measures progress toward tobacco-free campus
digitalBURG.com - April 7, 2014

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) The University of Central Missouri in January 2014 implemented a new policy that prohibits use of tobacco on campus. To help measure progress, the Tobacco Policy Implementation Team is administering a survey during the week of April 14, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to respond.

Rutgers Affiliates Examine Tobacco Sales in Pharmacies
RU Daily Targum - April 7, 2014

Andrew Peterson, associate professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work, and Cory Morton, a former Rutgers doctoral student, sought to answer why many pharmacies carry addictive or unhealthy products. Together, they conducted the first nationwide study analyzing the geographical distribution of pharmacies selling a number of products that they classified as addictive: tobacco, alcohol and lottery tickets. They concluded that a pharmacys decision to sell tobacco is correlated with the type of pharmacy and the population demographics of the area where the pharmacy is located.

Student government supports SCC smoking ban
Solano Tempest - April 6, 2014

In a 4-3 vote, the Associated Students of Solano College student government narrowly approved the Solano Community College district policy of non-smoking on all district property, at their April 1 meeting. Much of the debate centered around the rights of smokers and non-smokers on district property.

Tobacco-free policy makes progress
The University News - April 4, 2014

A proposed tobacco-free policy has been finalized and is now being circulated throughout SLUs governing bodies. Should it be adopted, the policy would prohibit all tobacco use on university property. Faculty Senate voted to approve the policy earlier in the week, while the Staff Advisory Committee and Student Government Association have yet to set dates for a vote. A 2014 report from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation states that of the roughly 4,140 American college campuses, 1,179 have enacted 100 percent smoke-free policies, while 808 of those have enacted 100 percent tobacco-free policies, though not all policies were necessarily in effect at the time.

VSU Hosts 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium April ...
Valdosta State University - April 4, 2014

The debate will focus on the pros and cons of banning smoking and use of tobacco products on college campuses. This year's symposium will feature an exhibit ...

SGA candidates debate campus issues
Technique - April 4, 2014

Roseen stressed the importance of continuing polling like this years SGA did with the smoking ban and advocating for what a majority of campus wants with ...

Opinon: Don't forget about cigarettes
Kansas State Collegian - April 3, 2014

But in many places, including K-State, smoking in public is still allowed. Some restrictions have been put in place, such as bans on smoking in school buildings, ...

10 Things That Have Changed at UCSD Since 2010
The UCSD Guardian Online - April 3, 2014

Before the smoking ban on all UC schools took place this year, students could smoke hookah on the picnic tables as long as they were at least 40 feet from the ...

Smoke-Free Campuses?
WNIJ and WNIU - April 3, 2014

Smoking indoors is already prohibited in most places in Illinois. This new ban would also cover outdoor areas of state-supported universities and community ...

UPMC gears up for smoke-free workplace July 1
Pittsburgh Business Times - April 3, 2014

Effective July 1, UPMC staff will no longer be allowed to smoke or use other tobacco products during working hours. The smoke-free campus policy was adopted ...

University waiting on smoking policy
LSU The Reveille - April 2, 2014

It's a waiting game to see whether the University will be smoke-free, tobacco-free ... at its March meeting, recommending a ban on “any and all forms of tobacco. ... including restrictions on smoking, along with e-cigarettes, while not banning all ...

Doane should go tobacco-free in public buildings
The Doane Line - April 2, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, the number of college campuses that have adopted 100 percent smoke-free policies more than doubled from ...

Student Rights Committee looks to modify tobacco policy
The Doane Line - April 2, 2014

“There are over 1,000 schools in the U.S. that are tobacco free,” Atwater said. “The American College Health Association is pushing for more colleges to go ...

College smoking ban approved in House
Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph - April 2, 2014

Illinois House endorsed a proposal Wednesday to snuff out smoking on public college campuses. The measure, approved on a 67-44 vote, is designed to make it tougher for students to smoke and to reduce other students' exposure to secondhand smoke.

Beginning the process
Unkantelope - April 2, 2014

After the Peer Health organization survey on Feb. 26-27 resulted in 1,381 students voting yes to a tobacco ban and 710 students voting against a tobacco ban, the organization is now organizing a detailed proposal to the chancellor. UNK is not the only campus that has begun the shift to a tobacco-free campus. Recently, UNO has begun discussions of a smoke-free campus after a dorm fire started by a cigarette. Currently in Nebraska, Creighton University, Mid-Plains Community College, Nebraska Methodist College, University of Nebraska Medical Center and York College are all tobacco-free campuses. The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been tobacco-free since 2009. Effective Aug. 1, 2014, Northeast Community College in Norfolk will modify its smoke-free policy to a tobacco-free policy.

Editorial: Smoking ban is important step for Reno's university
Reno Gazette Journal - April 2, 2014

One rationale the late-Gov. Kenny Guinn, who previously served as president of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, used to justify spending tobacco settlement money on the Millennium Scholarship was research that showed college graduates are less likely to smoke than non-graduates. By banning all smoking on campus, officials at the University of Nevada, Reno, are taking a big step toward fulfilling Guinn's promise.

Students investigate smoking on campus
Villanovan (subscription) - April 2, 2014

The dangers associated with the use of tobacco products on the University campus have been the focus of a clinical health promotion course in this semester. Chewing tobacco, hookah and e-cigarettes are a common trend amongst students. Yet, many studies have shown a pattern of smoking throughout college will ...

UNR begins planning for 2015 tobacco ban
Reno Gazette-Journal - April 1, 2014

The clock is ticking on tobacco use at the University of Nevada, Reno 16 months and counting. UNR President Marc Johnson announced in January that the campus would ban the use of all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, effective August 1, 2015. That prohibition would apply to the main campus and all UNR properties off campus. It also will include the skyboxes at Mackay Stadium. On Monday, he announced that planning will start on how to prepare UNR to join about 1,200 colleges and universities across the country as a tobacco-free campus. ...

Smoking to be banned at all Georgia universities
Times-Georgian - April 1, 2014

The University System of Georgias Board of Regents has voted unanimously to ban all tobacco use on public college campuses, including the University of West Georgia, beginning Oct. 1. .. Under the ban, all forms of tobacco including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes will be prohibited on campus property. UWG adopted its current ...

Purdue Student Government vice presidential debate
Purdue Exponent - April 1, 2014

A point of disagreement centered on the smoking ban to take effect on campus. I know smokers who were not happy, Lincoln said. People are going to smoke (whether) you tell them or not. Are there people out there advocating this (ban)? Im curious to see how it will be enforced.
McKinney said her platform would support the ban. ...

Tobacco ban on ga campuses
Newnan Times-Herald - March 30, 2014

The University System of Georgias Board of Regents has voted unanimously to ban all tobacco use on public college campuses beginning Oct. 1. Under the ban approved at the Regents' meeting March 18, all forms of tobacco including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes will be prohibited on ...

Editorial: It's time to eliminate the cigarette butt
MassLive.com - March 28, 2014

UMass banned smoking on campus on July 1, 2013. ... bans of cigarette products from pharmacies, smoking in restaurants, bars, clubs, parks and on campus....

Our Voice
Colonnade (subscription) - March 28, 2014

The Georgia Board of Regents has passed a ban on all tobacco products on campus. ... Being late to class because you got a ticket for smoking does not exactly ...

Smoking ban heading to campuses
Gainesville Times - March 28, 2014

Poole was talking about a new policy for all University System of Georgia campuses, banning all tobacco products on the state-run properties beginning Oct. 1. ...

E-cigs offer loophole to Tech's nonsmoking policy
Tennessee Tech Oracle - March 27, 2014

Smoking cigarettes has become more taboo than trendy, and the habit is rather expensive to keep up. Tech passed a campus rule in 2010 stating that tobacco ...

Clearing the air: State of Georgia to ban smoking at all public universities starting this fall
Daily Orange – March 27, 2014

The United States Surgeon General issued the first report claiming that smoking cigarettes can lead to lung cancer in men and women 50 years ago. ...No one should have to choose between their job and their health,” said Bronson Frick, the associate director of ANR. ANR is the primary national lobbying ...

CSU Board of Trustees addresses bargaining, maintenance and ...
The Daily Titan - March 27, 2014

CSU Board of Trustees addresses bargaining, maintenance and smoking ban.

Student government important for entirety of campus
Purdue Exponent - March 27, 2014

A recent example of this would be the recommendation for a complete smoking ban on campus, which PSG passed right before spring break. There have also ...

Smoke alarms to ring, permanently
PSU Collegio (subscription) - March 27, 2014

We won't be banning tobacco products yet, but we will be alerting students that ... along with all other tobacco products, will be banned from use on campus.

Surgeon General brings tobacco ‘battle’ to campus
The News Record (University of Cincinnati) - March 27, 2014

Lushniak visited the University of Cincinnati Wednesday asking students and faculty to join the “battle” against tobacco. “We still have a battle against tobacco, even 50 years later,” Lushniak said. “We have 50 years of progress but it isn’t enough. We ...

Tobacco-Free Policy
Mount Observer (Mount Wachusett Community College) - March 27, 2014

Dear Students, Mount Wachusett Community College has recently adopted a new tobacco-free policy. As the semester begins, it is important to consider how this policy change will impact our campus community and our collective goal to create a safe and ...

Smoking Stubbed Out on the UGA Campus
Flagpole Magazine - March 26, 2014

Do not smoke em if you got em! Smoking will be banned on the University of Georgia and other public college campuses effective Oct. 1 after a state Board of Regents vote Wednesday, Mar. 19. The tobacco- and smoke-free policy states that the use of all forms of tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on any property owned, leased, rented or in the possession of the University System of Georgia, which means no smoking anywhere on UGAs campus, including the parking lots.

UVM striving to become a tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
WCAX - March 25, 2014

UVM's president has called on students and staff to head the tobacco-free UVM steering committee. The school plans to be completely tobacco-free by Jan.

No more smoking at Metro State
East Side Review - March 24, 2014

In hopes of projecting an image of a healthier campus, Metro State University banned on-campus smoking starting May 1. The policy prohibits using any smoking and tobacco products on any part of Metro States property, indoors and out. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipes. The decision comes based on the results of a 2011 survey that indicates the majority of students would prefer not to allow smoking on the schools St. Paul campus. ...

Embrace the smoking ban
Diamondback Online - March 25, 2014

Lobbyists in Annapolis are trying to put this university in a bind Bereano argues the systems smoking ban is costing tobacco retailers because smokers on university system institutions campuses are buying fewer cigarettes and tobacco products. In turn, he says, the state is losing tax revenue. That missing revenue should come out of the systems budget, the bills supporters say. Bereano, a seasoned schmoozer who has lobbied in this state for more than 30 years, represented more than 40 employers as of October. Among those was the Maryland Association of Tobacco & Candy Distributors, a lobby whose very existence is flummoxing.

Smoking ban may cost USM
Diamondback Online - March 24, 2014

Almost a year after the University Senate passed measures to limit smoking on the campus, the state General Assembly is hearing a bill that would make the University System of Maryland pay for smoking bans at its institutions. A bill introduced by Del. John Wood (D-Charles and St. Marys) and backed by tobacco lobbyist Bruce Bereano would reduce the amount of money going to universities that adopt smoke-free policies. The deduction would be proportionate to the amount of revenue the state receives from tobacco taxes, which accounts for 2.8 percent of the states total revenue, according to recent state projections. If the bill passes, university system funds would take a similar hit percentagewise, which equates to about $33.8 million in fiscal year 2015. ...

WT bans e-cigarette use inside buildings
Amarillo.com - March 23, 2014

...Barraza, a West Texas A&M University senior, smoked e-cigarettes indoors on the WT campus until a recent policy change banned their use inside buildings. I see peoples point that they dont want people smoking indoors, even if its just vapor; but on the same token, it doesnt seem to be nearly as dangerous as cigarettes, he said. ...

Smoking and Tobacco Products Banned on Georgia College ...
WTVC - March 21, 2014

...According to the American Non-smoker's Rights Foundation, there are more than 1100 colleges and universities with smoke free campuses. Of those, 811 ban ...

UM-Flint Smoking Ban: Three Years in Perspective
Michigan Times - March 20, 2014

It's been three years since resigned president Mary Sue Coleman announced that all University of Michigan campuses would be smoke free. But if you ask ...

MCTC board approves 2014-15 tuition increase
Huntington Herald Dispatch - March 20, 2014

In other business, the board approved amendments to the college's tobacco use policy to prohibit e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and miscellaneous smoking ...

Setonian editors endorse Hoffman, Kane
Setonian - March 20, 2014

Kane worked on SGA's smoking ban initiative and according to Hoffman will continue pursuing this issue. We trust that they can accomplish this and more.

Students use Pirate's Gold for cigarettes in bookstore
Setonian - March 20, 2014

The population of cigarette smokers on campus is noticeable, but something that ... come with smoking but it has never banned the smoking or sale of cigarettes. “If students are anxious for a ban on smoking, they need to work through their ...

Smoke Free Lowcountry lecture at MUSC
Moultrie News - March 20, 2014

Smoke Free Lowcountry lecture at MUSC. Thursday, March 20, 2014. Dr. Erin Sutfin will be at MUSC on March 28 to give a lecture entitled “E-cigarettes, ...

Campus tobacco ban includes electronic cigarettes
UT The Daily Texan - March 20, 2014

Howarth-Moore said banning e-cigarettes was part of the stipulation for ... smoking an electronic cigarette, I didn't even know they were banned,” Alvarado said. ...

Jason Bertrand: Tobacco-free campus will improve health
La Crosse Tribune - March 20, 2014

That's why we are hoping to become a tobacco-free campus — it will prevent young adults from an addiction to these dangerous products and help those who ...

Senate starts slow on Sine Die
Atlanta Journal Constitution - March 20, 2014

The Senate also passed House Bill 251, prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, by a 52-0 vote. House Bill 697, which increases the amount of HOPE ...

Daily Illini Editorial Board's University report card
Daily Illini - March 20, 2014

Since becoming a smoke-free campus at the beginning of the year, the University has failed to create a clear plan to deal with the smoking ban. The University ...

Board of Regents bans tobacco on public college campuses
Macon Telegraph (blog) - March 19, 2014

But as of January, at least 1,182 college campuses in the U.S. had adopted smoke-free-campus policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, ...

Regents approve tobacco ban on Georgia campuses
Online Athens - March 19, 2014

Some 1,100 college campuses nationwide have already banned tobacco, and research has shown such bans are effective in reducing the number of people who smoke, Fedrick ... About a dozen Georgia public colleges already ban smoking.

University System Of Georgia Bans All Tobacco Products From ...
WCTV - March 19, 2014

University System Of Georgia Bans All Tobacco Products >From School Campuses ... Wednesday banning all forms of tobacco on campuses beginning October 1, 2014 ... students and found that most are in favor of the smoke free policy on campus. ... If adopted by the Board of Regents, the tobacco ban would affect all 31 ...

UGA bans tobacco, Dalton State yawns
WRCB-TV - March 19, 2014

And at that designated smoking spot, we found not only pushback to the idea, but blowback ... area, MaryAnn Taylor questions the motivation behind the tobacco ban. ... But just banning things, its just more rules, more laws, more regulations ...

Georgia Board of Regents bans all tobacco products from its ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) - March 19, 2014

In the 2014 report from the Surgeon General, Assistant Secretary for Health and Safety Howard Koh stated, Cigarette smoking remains the chief preventable ...

University System of Georgia approves tobacco ban
Westport-News - March 19, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Board of Regents has voted to implement a system-wide ban on the use of all forms of tobacco products. University System of Georgia officials said in a statement Wednesday that the ban will also apply to events being hosted by institutions within the system and exceptions may be made for research purposes. ...

Metropolitan State University going smoke and tobacco free
Insight News - March 18, 2014

Continuing a commitment to provide a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment for students, faculty, staff and guests, Metropolitan State University's Saint Paul Campus will go fully smoke-free on May 1, joining more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the nation that classify themselves as 100 percent smoke-free. The policy prohibits the use of any smoking and tobacco related products while on Metropolitan State campus property and requires compliance with the policies in place at any of the university's leased facilities. That means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigarette, e-cigarette, cigar, pipe or other such device that contains tobacco or other smoke-producing products will be prohibited in all areas of the Saint Paul Campus. ...

Faculty Senate approves resolution for tobacco-free policy, pushes for retirement reform
LSU The Reveille - March 18, 2014

Member-at-Large Judith Sylvesters resolution for a tobacco free campus passed in the Faculty Senate with a close vote. The resolution recommends the University ban any and all forms of tobacco from campus. Senators raised concerns prior to the vote about enforcement of the bill, saying there was no reason to pass a resolution about a policy that wont be enforced. Sylvester reiterated the desire to create a healthy campus, regardless of what legislation compels the University to do. Sylvester said other Southeastern Conference schools are adopting smoke-free and tobacco-free policies. Although, she was unable to provide statistics on the success of a non-punitive policy at a peer institution. ...

Mixed student reactions on university, statewide smoking policies
Central Michigan Life - March 18, 2014

As Central Michigan University prepares to enact its tobacco-free policy in July, students are decidedly mixed over the policy itself and smoking in general. CMU announced in October that it is changing its smoking policy to ban the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, hookahs, waterpipes, snus and snuff on campus, with exceptions carved out for theatrical productions and religious or cultural ceremonies. Smoking will only be allowed on campus inside of private vehicles with windows rolled up. ...

Blue Collar Scholar Opinon: Emphasis needs to be placed on treatment for nicotine addiction
LSU The Reveille - March 18, 2014

These side effects and symptoms would prove challenging to a student at a university with a smoking ban. The trials of life in academia are challenging enough ...

University System of Georgia Board of Regents bans tobacco use ...
The Augusta Chronicle - March 18, 2014

Some 1,100 college campuses nationwide have already banned tobacco, and research has shown such ... About a dozen public colleges already ban smoking.

Tobacco banned Oct. 1 on all Georgia University System campuses
Florida Times-Union - March 18, 2014

Tobacco use will be banned on Georgia public college campuses starting Oct. 1. The state Board of Regents voted unanimously for the ban with little discussion during a Tuesday meeting in Atlanta.

Hookah trend unhealthy despite popular belief
FIUSM - March 19, 2014

The University's ban on tobacco and smoking products took effect January 2011 and includes cigarette, cigar, pipe, water-pipe or hookah, or any product ...

Pacific University Considers Banning Smoking on All Of Its Campuses
University Herald - March 18, 2014

Pacific University is considering banning smoking on all of its campuses starting May 2015. The University Council, which includes staff and faculty, passed a proposed policy on March 13 that would ban smoking on the school's campus. It is waiting to be reviewed by the President's Cabinet, Pacific University Director of Media Relations Joe Lang told The Oregonian. The smoking ban includes, but isn't limited to, use of pipes, hookahs, cigarettes and "nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes," according to the policy. ...

Georgia Regents approve tobacco ban on campuses
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - March 18, 2014

The state Board of Regents, meeting as a full committee, on Tuesday unanimously approved a tobacco ban for all 31 public colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia. The board will take a final vote on the ban Wednesday.

Butt bill would fine litterers
LSU The Reveille - March 18, 2014

A new bill filed for Louisiana's current legislative session could butt in on the University's upcoming smoke-free policy. Rep. Pat Connick has proposed ...

US assistant surgeon general visits UAA Fresh Air kickoff
UAA Northern Light - March 18, 2014

Members of UAAs Smoke Free Task Force hosted an event on Feb 24, to kick of their campus-wide Fresh Air Challenge. The Fresh Air Challenge is a region-wide effort to encourage all college campuses in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington to become smoke- or tobacco-free.

E-Cigs to Be Restricted at West Los Angeles College
Patch.com - March 18, 2014

Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District voted unanimously to restrict the activity, referred to as "vaping," the same way they do tobacco smoking on campus.

E-Cigs to Be Restricted at Los Angeles Harbor College
Patch.com - March 18, 2014

E-cigarettes will be allowed in just a few places at Los Angeles Harbor College. Patch file ... "No one should be forced to breathe the vapor e-cigarettes emit....

Air and Hospitality Academy goes smoke-free
The Columbian - March 18, 2014

The International Air and Hospitality Academy will take the Fresh Air Campus Challenge's one-day stand against tobacco Wednesday. The academy joins 21 other Pacific Northwest campuses adopting a tobacco-free policy for a day to draw attention to the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke. ...

University policy to now include e-cigarettes
ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII - March 17, 2014

AMARILLO, TEXAS -- If it applies to one, it applies to all. West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) recently submitted change to a current policy that prohibits students from smoking inside to now include electronic cigarettes. Experts have estimated electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes a nearly $1.7 billion industry in 2013. The newest e-cigarette shop, Anywhere E-Cig, in Canyon opened just before the university submitted changes to its policy...

Pacific University considers banning smoking on all campuses ...
The Oregonian - March 17, 2014

As the current smoke free workplace policy stands for the Forest Grove campus, smoking is forbidden within 10 feet of building entrances, widows, vents and ...

Regents set to ban tobacco on state college campuses
Online Athens - March 16, 2014

Smoking on state college campuses might soon become a thing of the past. The state Board of Regents is set to vote on a policy next week which would ban the use of tobacco products on college campuses, including the University of Georgia. ...

UD considers banning tobacco products on campus
Newark Post - March 14, 2014

The University of Delaware is considering a student-led initiative to ban the use of ... The Tobacco Free Advisory Committee drafted the policy, which bans “the use ... ban builds upon an existing policy created in 1995, which prohibits smoking ...

Campus-wide smoking ban recommendation passes PSG
Purdue Exponent - March 14, 2014

The Purdue Student Government passed a recommendation during Wednesday's senate meeting that would take out all designated smoking areas and ban ...

Our View: Campuswide smoking ban needed for student health
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - March 14, 2014

Washington State University students voted in favor of a campuswide tobacco ban in an advisory vote Tuesday and Wednesday. Administration officials and the ...

WSU tobacco referendum passes
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - March 13, 2014

Washington State University students passed a referendum Wednesday advocating for a tobacco-free Pullman campus. The referendum received 59.5 percent ...

Metro State drops hammer on smoking on campus
Pioneer Press - March 13, 2014

More than 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. classify themselves as 100 percent smoke-free, and more than 400 colleges and universities are ...

Students OK tobacco-free campus, elect leaders
WSU News - March 13, 2014

No-smoking-sign PULLMAN, Wash. – Referendum 43-01, a policy for a tobacco-free campus, passed by 59.5 percent with 1,781 votes Wednesday.

University should aim to reduce, not restrict, smoking
Daily Illini - March 13, 2014

...We are a few months into the new, campus-wide smoking ban that took effect on ... I am not saying that we divert our attention away from banning smoking and ...

PSG meeting supports student health and entertainment
Purdue Exponent - March 13, 2014

PSG also debated a recommendation to ban smoking on campus during the meeting. The recommendation called for banning the smoking of cigarettes on ...

Students face rule changes for 2014-15
newtoncitizen - March 13, 2014

With the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, NCSS has added them as a ... In contrast to last year's handbooks' section named “Tobacco Use,” the BOE has ... rule that states secondary students must display ID badges where provided.

ASUA Senate hears updates on guaranteed tuition, tobacco ban
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 13, 2014

Updates on the tobacco ban, guaranteed tuition, bylaw revisions, and other topics ... If the policy is passed, Chavez said he would like to see smoking areas off ...

Elon debates tobacco use as state standards shift
The Pendulum - March 12, 2014

But as 1,182 institutions of higher learning are now smoke-free, portions of Elon ... to enforce around campus, considering that other bans are not successfully enforced. ... “Banning tobacco seems like a self-righteous quest with energies that could be ... “If Elon is going to ban smoking on a campus, they'll have to launch a ...

UA tobacco ban smokes out healthier substitutes
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 12, 2014

The ban would allow “smoking cessation products,” like nicotine patches, but that's ... Banning smoking at the university is not going to lead most smokers to quit.

Tobacco-free campus policy up for review
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 12, 2014

The UA is looking to join the more than 800 universities nationwide that have tobacco-free campuses. The Student Health Advocacy Committee has been working on a draft for a tobacco-free campus policy for two-and-a-half years, and the plan is now under public review. ...

Jackie Kellett: Is there a good compromise for the smoking ban?
Independent Collegian - March 12, 2014

The smoking/tobacco ban has received a lot of coverage since its ... that when the health of the public is put at risk, there is a right to regulate that behavior. ... sale of drugs such as marijuana the simple solution is to simply enforce the law.

UT weighs smoking ban
Toledo Blade - March 12, 2014

The University of Toledo Board of Trustees may vote next month on a proposed smoking ban on UTs main campus.

HIGHER ED: Best value educations, a potentially tobacco-free campus and enrollment goals
Pacific Northwest Inlander (blog) - March 11, 2014

Tobacco-free: Next week, the student government at WSU will ask students to vote on a campus-wide tobacco ban, which would prohibit any substance with tobacco including cigarettes, hookah, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco. The change would help the university to avoid the costs of designated smoking areas. (KLEW TV)

KVCC Board of Trustees votes to ban tobacco use on campus
Mlive Kalamazoo - March 11, 2014

KALAMAZOO, MI The days of being able to light up at Kalamazoo Valley Community College are coming to an end. The community college's Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to ban all tobacco and e-cigarette use on campus at the end of this year. The ban would include chewing tobacco, as well as cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other smoking products. As of Jan. 1, 2015, people will only be able to smoke in personal vehicles on campus. As of January, more than 1,180 U.S. colleges and universities had gone smoke-free, with more than 800 of those banning all on-campus tobacco use. Other changes to the smoking policy will be coming sooner. As of April 1, e-cigarettes will be included in the campus' current tobacco-use policy, which prohibits smoking within 50 feet of entrances at the Texas Township Campus, except for three designated areas. There is also a smoking hut outside at the Texas Township Campus. Smoking at the Arcadia Commons Campus is currently permitted only outside the east entrance. That motion also passed unanimously.

Northeast plans to go tobacco free Aug. 1
Norfolk Daily News - March 11, 2014

Northeast Community College is going tobacco free. Starting Aug. 1, the use of tobacco or tobacco-related products will be prohibited in/on all of Northeasts owned or leased property, including vehicles and parking lots.

A WSU tobacco-free campus may follow national trend with outcome ...
KLEW - March 10, 2014

PULLMAN, WA - Should Washington State University go tobacco-free?

Should the University of Delaware ban tobacco use on campus?
The News Journal - March 10, 2014

An open forum this afternoon will give the University of Delaware community a chance to offer an opinion on a proposed campus tobacco ban. Nationwide, there are 422 colleges campuses that are "tobacco-free," meaning use of all types of tobacco products are banned on campus, according to a list kept by the American Lung Association. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights estimates there are more than 1,180 "smoke-free" campuses that prohibit the use of cigarettes. ...

UD students press for a tobacco-free campus
The News Journal - March 8, 2014

Those seeking a nicotine fix at the University of Delaware might soon have to leave campus property to get it. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights estimates there are more than 1,180 smoke-free campuses that prohibit the use of cigarettes. ...

Campus Tobacco Ban
Neviewpoint - March 8, 2014

As of this fall, Northeast Community College (NECC) will be following the lead of many others and banning tobacco use campus-wide. Many people were involved in the making of this decision, including the college nurse, Gretchen Hupp. During a recent interview, Ms. Hupp stated that the new ban will help improve the health of all those on campus, and help to develop a community of respect towards others and the environment...

Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - Southern Miss
MUTigers.com - March 7, 2014

The University of Missouri has launched a Smoke Free Mizzou Campaign. Beginning July 1st, 2013, smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the Mizzou ...

Board of trustees given student statistics
Daily Journal Online - March 7, 2014

In old business, the board heard an update on the school's efforts to move to become a tobacco-free campus by sometime next year. In new business, only one ...

E-Cigarettes present fire risk
UConn Daily Campus - March 7, 2014

Fires started by e-cigarettes have been increasing across the country and could do ... Although no fires at UConn have been started by e-cigarettes yet, smoke ...

Thumbs up, thumbs down
Richmond County Daily Journal – March 7, 2014

First, there is a ban on tobacco products on campus, “so it's not necessarily fair to ... a body of research on the health effects of second-hand e-cigarette smoke. ... potentially hazardous behavior on campus while banning other activities that are ...

To smoke or not to smoke. It is not a question.
Borderzine - March 6, 2014

UTEP tobacco-free campus sign And the smoker that I chose to share my life with was the one who told me about this new tobacco free campus policy at UTEP.

Campus to be tobacco-free by January 2015
Oswegonian - March 6, 2014

Signs that informed students of the new rule also displayed the “Smoke-free ... reaction to the ban on Buffalo State's campus has been split among smokers and ...

Questions linger over e-cigarettes
The Tennessean - March 6, 2014

If you want to use e-cigarettes at Vanderbilt University these days, you'll need to go to a designated smoking area. Last month, the second-largest private ...

UNO students push for smoke-free campus
KETV Omaha - March 5, 2014

..."Ultimately, that's our goal to have a smoke-free environment at UNO," he said. "We're just really passionate about improving the lives of our fellow students and ...

And the survey says
Unkantelope - March 5, 2014

The UNK Peer Health Education Club conducted a survey Feb. 26 and 27 asking students: Are you in favor of a proposal for 100 percent tobacco-free UNK being presented to the Chancellors Cabinet for a policy to be created at the University of Nebraska at Kearney? A 100 percent tobacco-free campus would include prohibiting the use of all tobacco products. The Peer Health organization emailed 6,324 registered students. There were 2,091 responses with 1,381 in favor of a new policy being presented to the Chancellors Cabinet, and 710 not in favor of a new policy. ...

Smoking on SCCC campus may be banned
Riverhead News Review - March 4, 2014

While the Suffolk County Legislature has been considering increasing the age for everyone throughout the county to purchase tobacco from age 19 to 21 another measure could ban smoking completely in a few areas around Suffolk: the community college campuses. ...

Wesleyan going smoke free?
The Rambler - March 4, 2014

The buzz around campus smoking-sections is that Texas Wesleyan could become a smoke-free campus. It has be said that Wesleyan might become a non-smoker free campus. Of course, thats not going to happen. Because its ridiculous, just like the notion of a smoke-free campus.

Chew on this: Smoking policy now includes dip
Miami Student - March 4, 2014

This January, Miami University added several articles to its no-smoking policy, which has been in place since 2008. The additions to the policy include a ban on the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco on Miami University grounds, additions some students believe are an encroachment on their rights.

IU chokes up with expanded smoking ban
We say: The University takes ban too far
Indiana Daily Student - March 4, 2014

Every day, members of the Editorial Board notice signs proudly promoting IU as a smoke-free campus, only to see the occasional clouds of cigarette smoke and ... That being said, the Editorial Board still believes the Universitys new policy banning e-cigarettes, hookahs, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff might be taking it too far.

ASUA presidential hopefuls talk big issues
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 2, 2014

Should a smoking ban be implemented on the UA campus? ... On my personal experiences, I would like to support a tobacco ban, but it is about representing the ...

Smoke-free campus favored in Kearney survey
Fremont Tribune - February 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Most of the students who responded to an email survey favored a smoke-free campus at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. ...

Not So Fast: You Still Can't Smoke Pot at Colorado Colleges
U.S. News University - February 28, 2014

Marijuana possession may be legal in Colorado, but colleges across the state continue to ban it from their campuses. Colorado schools are using newsletters ...

Lawmakers Looking to Make College Campuses Smoke Free
WAND - February 27, 2014

Some want to make all college campuses smoke free, saying it'll make campuses safer for non-smokers. Not only are businesses concerned about the ...

Students Question How U Will Enforce Campus-Wide Smoking Ban
CBS Local - February 27, 2014

Students already are not allowed to smoke inside buildings on campus. But starting in July, the ban will extend outdoors. Ask any University of Minnesota ...

Marijuana-smoking igloo leads to bust for University of Utah students
Salt Lake Tribune - February 27, 2014

... the woods in the Red Butte Creek area between resident housing and Research Park. ... One of the students was cited with marijuana and drug paraphernalia ...

UNK could be going tobacco free
KHAS-TV - February 26, 2014

No Smoking on campus. Already smokers are having to put out their cigarettes before entering restaurants and some public parks. Now, one group of UNK ...

Tobacco bans go unenforced
The UTD Mercury - February 26, 2014

While UTD's tobacco-free policy prohibits the use of any tobacco products within 33 feet of building entrances, students, faculty and staff can often be seen ...

Senate opposes smoke-free campus proposal
The Samford Crimson - February 26, 2014
 
Samfords administration is considering a ban on on-campus smoking, but the Student Government Associations senators have voted overwhelmingly against the idea. Garry Atkins, assistant dean for student services and values advocacy, submitted the proposal for Senate consideration earlier this semester. Senators discussed the proposal at length during their Feb. 4 meeting and took a vote on Feb. 18. The final vote showed four senators supported the measure and 31 opposed it, with three senators absent and two abstaining from the vote.

Southern Ill. University to ban most smoking
Kankakee Daily Journal - February 25, 2014

CARBONDALE Smokers at Southern Illinois University will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer, ...

IPFW prepares to go smoke-free
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - February 25, 2014

A policy set to take effect in less than six weeks will prohibit IPFW students and staff from lighting up even in previously designated smoking areas.

Not fooling around: IPFW campus goes tobacco-free
FW Business - February 25, 2014

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will become tobacco- and smoke-free effective April 1, the school announced. The ban includes cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, and extends to other sites controlled, operated or leased by IPFW...

Smoking ban at UT draws fire
Toledo Blade - February 25, 2014

A student group that says a proposed campuswide smoking ban at the University of Toledo would deny people their civil rights handed out fake cigarettes and ...

Students and smoking: Stanford University ends tobacco sales
Christian Science Monitor - February 24, 2014

This latest tobacco ban comes as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, gain ... The rise in the use of e-cigarettes has sparked a debate between whether or not ... According to recent report published by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around the US have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double the rate of smoke-free campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses, 811 are completely tobacco-free.

SIU to become smoke-free campus July 1
The Southern February 24, 2014

SIU will join the 1,182 smoke-free college campuses nationwide on July 1, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The university will add to a ...

SIU barring smoking in all but a few spots
Centre Daily Times - February 24, 2014

CARBONDALE, Ill. Smokers at Southern Illinois University will only be able to light up in a handful of places on the Carbondale campus starting this summer. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says more than 1,100 college campuses nationwide are smoke free.

Suffolk County Community College eyes smoking ban
News 12 Long Island - February 24, 2014

The school currently follows county policy, so smokers must stay at least 50 feet from all buildings. However, school trustees have proposed a measure to ban ...

UNK chews on being tobacco free
Kearney Hub - February 24, 2014

KEARNEY Pending a student vote Wednesday and Thursday, the University of Nebraska at Kearney may soon be a tobacco-free campus. It was a student ...

IPFW to become tobacco- and smoke-free campus
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog) - February 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective April 1, 2014.

University of Minnesota campuses go tobacco-free on July 1
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - February 23, 2014

Four University of Minnesota campuses will become smoke- and tobacco-free this summer. The new policy, which will take effect July 1, bans smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes as well as chewing tobacco on university campuses in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester and Crookston, according to the Minnesota Daily. It applies to all university property inside and out. The policy also prohibits people from selling, distributing or advertising tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on university property....

Selling tobacco on campus is hypocritical
The Breeze - February 23, 2014

CVS shocked most of America by recently announcing its ban on tobacco products in its stores. As an employee of this company, I could not have been happier. This is a powerful example being set by a major retailer. According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR) website, 1,182 college campuses adopted 100 percent smoke free policies at the beginning of this year. The health risks of smoking are well-documented and undeniable. Both tobacco and secondhand smoke kill; therefore, it makes sense for public institutions to adopt these policies.

Another Texas University Is Tobacco Free
KWTX - February 22, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso is now a tobacco-free campus.

UVU: no smokes please
UVU Review - February 22, 2014

The mission of NUVU is to persuade the Utah Valley University administration to adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free policy. The mission is designed to support the Utah Department of Health and the Utah County Health Department in achieving the goal To create an anti-tobacco social media campaign, targeting at-risk 18-24 year olds in Utah County. Because our student body fits the goal of the target demographic there is no better way to get involved than by affecting change at the UVU policy level. NUVU stands for Non-Tobacco Utah Valley University. It was conceived of by a group of community health majors for a social marketing class but after support and interest from other students and faculty, the idea has taken root outside of the classroom. In the state of Utah it is estimated that 6.5% of young adults engage in smoking. While this number is significantly lower than the national averages, it is nonetheless a concern to the health of our student body the health of our community.

Editorial: E-cigarettes struck down by UCA Board
Log Cabin Democrat - February 22, 2014

Another item amused us enough to at least bring attention to it: the possible banning of e-cigarettes and vaping on campus. Usually, a potential problem might have to reach epidemic levels before being considered ban-able, but in this case, UCA thought enough of it to give it the once over. So we let people know this was a possibility. ...

Twin Cities campus to go smoke-free in July
Minnesota Daily - February 21, 2014

The University of Minnesota will become a smoke-free campus this summer.

Students react to possible campus smoking ban [VIDEO]
KFVS - February 21, 2014

Now, Southeast Missouri State University students are taking an online survey to find out if the campus should eliminate smoking areas. The current tobacco policy on SEMO's campus bans smoking except in ... At least 1,130 colleges and universities have banned all smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

UTEP implements campus wide tobacco ban
El Paso Times - February 21, 2014

Approved by the University of Texas System, the tobacco-free campus policy is now published as part of the UTEP Handbook of Operating Procedures.

Student opinion divided on tobacco ban
Technique - February 20, 2014

Student opinion on the Board of Regent's (BOR) Tobacco and Smoke-Free ... to a ban on smoking, as opposed to the proposed policy of banning all tobacco.

Illinois lawmakers want to ban smoking on public college campuses
Greenfield Daily Reporter - February 20, 2014

It would ban smoking on all properties belonging to state-supported colleges and universities starting ... The University of Illinois also bans smoking on campus.

UCA to consider banning 'e-cigarettes' and 'vaping'
Log Cabin Democrat-by Courtney Spradlin - February 20, 2014

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will review a committee recommendation Friday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the school's ...

Stanford slow to ban sale of cigarettes on campus
The Stanford Daily - February 20, 2014

...1,182 colleges and universities were 100 percent smoke-free, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation...

Students relax with hookah
The Crimson White - February 20, 2014

The Blue Caterpillar Hookah Lounge on the Strip offers five different brands of flavored tobacco. ... When it comes to cigarettes, Abdelraouf said “absolutely not.

Smoking on CSUF reduced since ban, but officials say more can be ...
The Daily Titan - February 19, 2014

Since the implementation of Cal State Fullerton's smoking ban last summer, ... their electronic cigarettes or vaporizer pens, which are also banned by the policy.

Phase II of UMBC's smoking ban policy to begin
Retriever - February 19, 2014

Monetary fines are now set to be issued to future violators of the campus ban. ... The policy has led to the creation of two areas wherein smoking is permitted on ...

ROONEY: E-cigs carry harmful side effects for smokers, nonsmokers
Daily Nebraskan - February 19, 2014

As I walk around the sidewalks of campus, I pass people smoking cigarettes. Lately, however, somethings different. This time its not a normal cigarette, its an electronic cigarette (e-cig, also known as a vaporizer cigarette), and this catches me off guard.

E-Cigarettes become popular due to campus smoking ban
USD Volante Online - February 18, 2014

Since being introduced to the U.S. market in 2007, the electronic cigarette industry has become one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. The rise in electronic cigarette users at the University of South Dakota could be due, in part, to the smoking ban.

Ron Johns: Prepare to protest against the smoking ban
Independent Collegian - February 18, 2014

Last semester the Young Americans for Liberty and I stood up for smokers freedom. We had a great tabling session with awesome turnout. I personally believe it played a part in the narrow victory in Student Government. The legislation for the tobacco ban was defeated by one vote.

Smoking ban will send message to college students
Statesman Journal - February 18, 2014

Weve come a long way in this country since 1964, when U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued his warning that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and probably heart disease. Soon, the University of Nevada, which already bars smoking within 25 feet of any building, will be smoke-free when a ban on all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, goes into effect, probably in August 2015. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, at least 1,182 colleges and universities have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campuses as of Jan. 2, including six University of California campuses, the University of Oregon and Oregon State and eight campuses of the University of Idaho, and the number is increasing rapidly.

Faculty debates university smoking ban
The Lion's Roar Newspaper - February 18, 2014

Since the last Louisiana legislative session, when lawmakers passed a bill to ban smoking on all state college and university campuses, cigarettes and electronic cigarettes have been at the center of debate as Southeastern searches for its own tobacco-free policy. Senate Bill 36 does not include language that encompasses electronic cigarettes, making the issue something each individual college or university would have ...

CWU seeks input on smoke-free campus
Daily Record (subscription) - February 18, 2014

ELLENSBURG Central Washington Universitys student government invites community members to attend a forum about the Clean Air Campaign and its decision to move toward a smoke-free campus 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Student Union and Recreation Center Pit....

Seeing through the smoke: Cigarettes on campus
The Slate Online - February 17, 2014

At Shippensburg University, smokers are not an unusual sight. Some congregate outside of the library and chat over Starbucks, while others smoke in-between classes to relieve a little exam stress.

Northwestern State University latest to announce tobacco-free policy
KSLA-TV - February 17, 2014

NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) - Northwestern State University has become the latest institute of higher learning in Northwest Louisiana to announce plans to go tobacco-free on campus. The new policy will become effective August 1, and will prohibit tobacco use on all Northwestern State campuses.

LSU-Alexandria going tobacco-free
KLFY - February 17, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The campus of Louisiana State University of Alexandria will be tobacco free by this summer. State law mandates public post-secondary ...

NSU to become tobacco free campus
Shreveport Times - February 17, 2014

NATCHITOCHES Northwestern State University will become a tobacco free campus effective Aug. 1. The new policy will prohibit tobacco use on all ...

Faculty Senate, lawmakers want UH smoke-free
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 17, 2014

The House Higher Education Committee has passed a bill that would snuff out smoking on all University of Hawaii premises even as UH officials are working to eliminate smoking on the Manoa campus.

SIUE policy says e-cigarettes same as tobacco
The Southern - February 17, 2014

EDWARDSVILLE Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville campus has decided to put electronic cigarettes in the same category as regular cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products.

DIX: Colleges should be smoke-free or taxed
Hartford (CT) Courant - February 16, 2014

University of Hartford where I teach, one of the biggest challenges is avoiding secondhand smoke...at college, smoking isn't just deadly. It's instructional. It teaches smokers to be inconsiderate, nonsmokers to be apathetic and children to become smokers...

LSUA going completely tobacco-free
Alexandria Town Talk - February 15, 2014

Starting this summer, Louisiana State University of Alexandria's campus will be tobacco-free. A new state law mandates public post-secondary institutions ...

WSA considers tobacco free initiative logos
Western Herald - February 14, 2014

During the meeting, WSA members gave feedback for the campus' new tobacco free initiative logo, presented by Kelsi Feriend, the Student Affairs Chair.

Murphy urges colleges to go smoke-free
Yale Daily News (blog) - February 14, 2014

According to Conroy, smoking is not permitted in Yale buildings and is banned in the Medical ... This is not the first time smoking bans have been brought up at Yale. ... committee was formed to investigate whether a campus-wide smoking ban ... When Yale was debating banning smoking in 2011, though, not all students ...

Smoking ban to be socially enforced
Daily Aztec - February 12, 2014

On Jan. 1, San Diego State adopted a 100 percent smoke-free campus policy. The ashtrays are gone and the designated smoking areas are blocked off, but the details on how the ban will be enforced are still hazy. SDSU Senate Chair Bill Eadie said that social enforcement is the only way to enforce the smoking-ban.

E-Cigs help smoke student cravings
The Globe - February 12, 2014

These three Point Park students are among 42.1 million smokers nationwide. Looking for a healthier alternative, they decided to trade in their traditional tobacco cigarettes and replace them with the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Associations online fact sheet says that e-cigarettes were first introduced to the American market in 2006 as a cessation to the use of tobacco smoking. There are multiple advantages smokers express after switching to e-cigarettes, including money. Electronic cigarettes are used in most cases to wean off of traditional tobacco products, according to Heather Capo, University coordinator of Student Health Services.

SGA smoking ban under evaluation
USD Volante Online - February 12, 2014

The University of South Dakota Student Government Association is evaluating the inclusion of e-cigarettes, hookah pens and vaporizers under the existing smoking ban, which went into effect Jan. 2013.

CAC promotes 'smoke less' initaitive
The Justice - February 11, 2014

The Brandeis University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, a nationwide collaboration of college students dedicated to the implementation of the programs and missions of the American Cancer Society, is seeking campus-wide support for a smoking policy that would limit smoking to designated areas around campus. Reducing smoking privileges on U.S. college and university campuses appears to be a national trend. According to a report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, currently 1,182 colleges and universities have 100 percent smoke-free campuses. This number has grown from the 586 campuses of which we were aware two years earlier (October 2011), according to the ANRF website.

COLUMN: Do Aggies want a smoke-free campus?
Utahstatesman - February 11, 2014

Recently, a lot of opinions have been brought to my attention regarding the discussion of USU becoming a smoke-free campus both for and against the idea...

SGA promotes campus-wide smoking ban
Vidette Online - February 11, 2014

The Student Government Association (SGA) originally passed the smoking ban in fall of 2012, and it took effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

SDSU should ban the on-campus smoking ban
Daily Aztec - February 11, 2014

San Diego States campus-wide smoking ban appears grounded in common sense. After all, the dangers of smoking are well known. Nonetheless, Im repulsed by the concept of a ban, and what it portends. That is, in the U.S., bans tend to beget more bans.

SUNY Adirondack offering workshops to help students quit smoking ...
Glens Falls Post-Star - February 11, 2014

The gazebos are the college's only designated smoking areas, but that will change in the fall when the campus goes tobacco-free. The Board of Trustees in ...

Ban cigarette sales on campus
Duke Chronicle - February 10, 2014

Last week, the drugstore chain CVS announced it would no longer sell tobacco products in its stores. The company, which also offers health care services, has argued that selling tobacco products is inconsistent with its responsibilities as a health care provider. We think Duke should follow CVSs lead. The negative health effects of tobacco are widely known, and the U.S. Surgeon General recently released a report adding a host of new diseases to the official list of tobacco-related conditions. Given the health risks associated with smokingas well as Dukes role as a major regional medical providerthe University ought to discontinue the sale of tobacco on campus.

Ohio State to continue asking dorm residents 'Do you smoke?'
The Lantern - February 9, 2014

Though Ohio State has gone tobacco-free, students planning to live on campus for the 2014-15 academic year will still be asked whether they smoke.

Could USU become Utah's third smoke-free campus?
Deseret News February 9, 2014

LOGAN The number of smoke-free college campuses in the U.S. has reached 1,812 a number that has more than doubled since 2011, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights lobbying group. Only two of those campuses are in Utah. Utah State University is hoping to find out how well-received a policy restricting tobacco use on its campus would be. It's a step that could lead the Logan university to join Brigham Young University and Dixie State University as tobacco-free schools.

BOR emphasizes health benefit in tobacco ban
Technique (Georgia Tech) - February 6, 2014

When the Georgia Board of Regents meets next week, the Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus policy that was introduced last month to the on Personnel and Benefits Committee will likely be brought before the full board....

Illinois Student Senate opposes punishable student code changes ...
Daily Illini - February 6, 2014

The Illinois Student Senate does not support any changes to the student code regarding the smoking policy, specifically regarding any reprimand or punishment ...

As smoke-free date looms, cessation program ramps up
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - February 6, 2014

With Eastern's campus slated to go tobacco-free this June, the university's smoking cessation programs could see an increase in activity over the next few ...

UIUC smoking ban takes effect
Prospectus - February 6, 2014

According to U of I's website on the smoking ban policy, there were many reasons that ... The smoke-free campus committees also banned the use of electronic ...

Ohio State's ban of e-cigarettes sparks disagreement
OSU - The Lantern – February 5, 2014

...Risko said he bought an e-cigarette to quit smoking cigarettes. ... campus smoking bans, and the University of Minnesota has a smoking ban set to take effect July 1. ... and the university is currently determining if e-cigarettes should be banned ...

Ohio State not alone: Other Big Ten schools ban smoking
OSU - The Lantern - February 5, 2014

More than half of the Big Ten schools are saying no to tobacco. When Ohio State implemented an enforced campus-wide tobacco ban Jan. 1, the university joined six other Big Ten schools that have implemented or plan to implement university-wide smoking bans in some manner.

Thomas More College to go tobacco-free in June
WCPO - February 5, 2014

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. Thomas More College will go tobacco-free beginning June 1, joining Northern Kentucky University, Miami and others that have banned tobacco from their campuses within the last year. All forms of smoking and chewing tobacco will be prohibited, as will e-cigarettes, according to Kim Harp, the school spokeswoman. No tobacco will be allowed at sporting events or during classes. To help users quit the habit, smoking/chewing cessation programs are being developed that will be open to students, staff and faculty. A task force is finalizing details of the policy.

Puff or Pass? One month down for UCSCs new smoke- and tobacco-free policy
Good Times - February 4, 2014

UC Santa Cruz senior and literature major Thomas VanGilder enjoys a cigarette now and again. But starting Jan. 1, the school became smoke- and tobacco-freea change VanGilder believes is out of step with its character.

Further smoking restrictions on campus would be pointless
Kansas State Collegian - February 4, 2014

This Thursday, K-States Student Senate will vote on a resolution that would recommend limiting smoking on campus to designated areas. Although the final decision rests in the hands of university administration, Speaker of the Senate Kyle Nuss said administration has indicated they will take action if the resolution passes. Im not a smoker, so a change in policy would not affect me personally. However, Im not a big fan of the idea for several reasons.

No enforcement, no respect
The Cauldron (subscription) - February 4, 2014

Ever since Cleveland State University enacted an on-campus smoking ban in the fall 2013 semester, there has been notice of new changes that include green "No Smoking" signs posted around campus. I've noticed they appear to be disregarded in most situations. As a non-smoker, I witness students and faculty walking on campus lighting up cigarettes as they walk past the signs themselves.

COLUMN: Smoking ban talk not actually about smoking
Utahstatesman - February 3, 2014

There are two kinds of arguments being advanced for making the USU campus smoke-free. Neither of them is any good. The first argument, advanced by Daryn ...

Prohibited practice against UH stalls smoking ban
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - February 3, 2014

The University of Hawaii at M noas smoking ban, originally scheduled to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, was put to a halt after the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly filed a complaint. UHPA filed a prohibited practice against the UH administration for a failure to consult or negotiate with the union over subjects which are within the scope of bargaining under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 89, UHPA Associate Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman said. The UHM administration ignored the unions responsibility to represent the bargaining unit on such items as faculty evaluation and smoking...

RHA seeks clearer smoking area definition
Diamondback Online - February 3, 2014

Seven months after the on-campus smoking ban went into effect, the designated smoking areas continue to be controversial, and RHA officials said the key to greater effectiveness might be clearer information. ...

University's tobacco ban expanded
easttennessean.com (subscription) - February 2, 2014

East Tennessee State Universitys no-smoking policy now prohibits the use of any form of tobacco, any other substances that are lit and smoked, and the use of electronic cigarettes or similar devices which simulate smoking. Until fall 2013, the ETSU tobacco-free policy was plagued by non-compliance and inadequate enforcement, said Hadii Mamudu, assistant professor of public health and a member of ETSUs Tobacco Policy Research Program Project Team. Therefore, to ensure smooth implementation of the policy and to pre-empt problems in dealing with the use of other tobacco products and [e-cigarettes] in the future, it became prudent to expand the policy to include all smoked, smokeless and lit tobacco products. Tobacco-free policies, like ETSUs, are not unusual for other college and university campuses. Many schools are striving to establish and enforce smoking bans...

App to report litter, smokers at Ohio State
OSU - The Lantern - February 2, 2014

A smartphone app allows users to report litter and smokers on Ohio States campus, but some staff and students said the app could take a while to help make the area cleaner. OSU began an enforced campus-wide tobacco ban Jan. 1 on all tobacco products including cigarettes, tobacco chew, snuff and e-cigarettes. ...

Senate introduces resolution that could be first step toward ...
Kansas State Collegian - January 31, 2014

More than 93 percent of respondents indicated that they don't smoke. ... against the policy for its broad terminology and potential to restrict freedom of speech.

University tapers the vapor
The Auburn Plainsman - January 31, 2014

Auburn's smoke-free campus was initiated Aug., 21, 2013, but a recent reminder about electronic cigarettes being included in the ban has some students and ...

GW will again promote campus smoking ban
GW Hatchet (subscription)-by Chloe Sorvino - January 30, 2014

Nine employees have been referred to Human Resources for violating the smoking ban since it started in August, a top administrator said Wednesday.

Tobacco ban not affecting Ohio State applicants' interest
The Ohio State Lantern - January 30, 2014

For some high school students who have submitted their applications to OSU this year, the ban has been a topic of conversation. Tori Geiger, a senior from Wayne High School in Dayton who does not smoke, said she supports the new ban....

Campus to go smoke-free
Sonoma State Star - January 28, 2014

Discussions have resurfaced regarding Sonoma State University shifting toward a smoke-free campus. This issue was re-ignited after Timothy P. White, Chancellor of the California State University system, announced it would bestow the responsibility of smoking policies on individual campuses

New tobacco-free policy stirs controversy
StateHornet.com - January 28, 2014

Serving as the voice for students who wanted a tobacco-free campus, Hornets for a Healthy Hive launched a campaign on campus and through social media in ...

Editorial: E-cigarettes, marketed as a safe alternative, should be approached with caution
UConn Daily Campus - January 28, 2014

The market for electronic cigarettes has exploded in growth over the course of the products very short existence, with some analysts such as Wells Fargos Bonnie Herzog estimating the e-cigarette market will grow from its current figure of $2 billion to $10 billion by 2017. The appeal of e-cigarettes lies in their substitution of acrid smoke inhalation with an aerosol-based nicotine delivery system. This has lead to the assumption that e-cigarettes are an overwhelmingly more safe alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes. The potential of e-cigarettes has attracted the attention of major tobacco companies like Phillip Morris, which recently mended relations with its estranged parent company, Altria, to invest $682.1 million in the construction of a manufacturing facility that will produce 30 billion units upon completion by 2016. Unfortunately, e-cigarettes may not be the miracle product they appear to be, as new studies by the FDA and researchers at the University of California Riverside have found trace amounts of carcinogens and other toxic materials within e-cigarettes nicotine vapor.

Students weigh in on WMU as a smoke-free campus
Western Herald - January 28, 2014

Western Michigan University is on its way to becoming a tobacco-free campus, and students have weighed in on the measure. Starting Sept. 1, 2014, Western ...

Electronic cigarettes now banned from indoor use on campus
The Alestle - January 27, 2014

Electronic cigarette smoking is now banned indoors on the SIUE campus, according to a presentation by Director of Human Resources Sherrie Senkfor at Student Governments first meeting of the semester. The SIUE smoking policy now treats e-cigarettes like cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs, water pipes and other instruments, banning their use inside and within 15 feet of building entrances. Prior to this policy update, e-cigarettes were not explicitly banned.

NLC restricts e-cigarette use
North Lake News Register - January 27, 2014

As of Jan. 21, North Lake Colleges no-smoking policy will now include restrictions on e-cigarettes. The policy already limits the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products on campus, but school administrators added wording directly referring to e-cigarettes to address complaints and concerns about smokers using the electronic cigarettes in classrooms and around campus. However, e-cigarettes are not covered under Irvings smoking ordinance, which defines smoking as the combustion of any cigar, cigarette, pipe or similar article, using any form of tobacco or other combustible substance in any form.

Seeing the light: Learning to believe in FSU's smoking ban
Tallahassee.com - January 27, 2014

Recently, over the course of a two-hour conversation, I learned more about smoking than I had ever known before. Thats good, since ignorance is never good, but bad, since I wrote a commentary about Florida State Universitys smoking ban before this eye-opening discussion. One of which, and it is extremely important, is the Preemption Clause of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. That law, enacted in 1985, was designed to protect Floridas citizens from the hazards of second-hand smoke. And while it is a good law, its passage came at a price, which is the Preemption Clause. The Preemption Cause contained in the law explicitly preempts regulation of smoking to the state, meaning that no local towns, municipalities or counties can pass anything stricter than the smoking laws passed by the Florida State Legislature...

Senators oppose punishable smoking ban student code changes
Daily Illini - January 27, 2014

As the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs prepares to update the University student code, Illinois student senators Rachel Heller, junior in LAS, and Kevin Seymour, graduate student, submitted a resolution, which opposes any changes to the student code that would allow the University to reprimand students for smoking...

Smoking Ban Being Considered For Savannah Area Universities
WSAV-TV - January 26, 2014

SAVANNAH, GA - Students and faculty at our area colleges might not be able to light up a cigarette on campus soon. The board governing Georgia's university system is expected to vote in February on a system-wide campus tobacco ban...

Survey released by school shows many students support smoke-free campus
Daily Sundial - January 26, 2014

More than 75 percent of respondents answered yes to a question of whether or not CSUN should be smoke-free in a campus-wide survey issued last semester. There are about 1,182 smoke-free colleges and universities nationwide, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR). If CSUN does implement a campus-wide smoking ban, it would join the entire University of California (UC) system, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and San Diego State University (SDSU).

SUNY Potsdam restricts tobacco use
WatertownDailyTimes.com - January 24, 2014

POTSDAM SUNY Potsdam began its long-announced tobacco-restricted campus this year, limiting all tobacco use to approved zones....

LSU in process of Smoke Free Policy
Bayoubuzz - January 24, 2014

The university is in the process of creating a campus wide "smoke-free" policy. Dr. Kurt Keppler is the chair of the policy committee; he said it will affect campus in ...

President Alexander Gonzalez announces more new faculty ...
StateHornet.com - January 23, 2014

"I'm looking forward to the campus being tobacco-free prior to 2015," Downey said. "I know some of the other schools did it a lot quicker and (Gonzalez) said ...

Compromise could welcome more positive reception on tobacco ban
NKU The Northerner Online - January 23, 2014

The countdown has finally ended; tobacco has been banned from NKU. And Im just going to say it. Northern Kentucky University makes me want to smoke. While I know this ban is a campus-wide policy, it only directly affects a small portion of those who find their way onto campus. I am one of those people...

E-cigarettes burn up: An updated policy bans e-cigs on campus
Boise (ID) State University The Arbiter Online - January 23, 2014

Once upon a time, Michael Nash was allowed to use his electronic cigarette in his dorm at his leisure. He was shocked to find out this would no longer be ...

University smoking ban in effect but still unclear
Daily Illini - January 23, 2014

The new year rang in several new Illinois laws and a new controversial smoking ban at the University, which adopted policy following a growing national trend to eliminate any potential risks associated with secondhand smoke. The ban prohibits the burning of any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on campus-owned or leased property, which is somewhat broken and scattered across many blocks between University Avenue and the South Farms, as well as between Neil and Race streets. The map issued by the University that shows the reach of the smoking ban depicts ... By categorically banning all smoking on campus and by placing several ...

Smoking ban debate to address both sides of proposition
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - January 23, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are currently 67 college campuses in New York state with smoke-free policies. Fifty-five of ...

Spring semester starts at San Diego State University: Campus is ...
10News - January 23, 2014

A new semester got underway at San Diego State University and with it are some new rules to live by, like no smoking anywhere.

Campus copes with zero tolerance smoking ban
PCC Courier - January 23, 2014

Since January 2014, Pasadena City College (PCC) has enforced a new 100 percent smoke free policy which does not allow students to smoke tobacco in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Even smokeless devices like vapes are banned since they are non-regulated.

Smoking ban: Valid or Infringement?
Daily Sundial - January 23, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 campuses in the U.S. have a smoke-free campus policy

Smoke free campus
V Spectator - January 23, 2014

A proposal is being considered by the Board of Regents (BOR) that bans all tobacco use at VSU and the 30 other institutions overseen by the University System of Georgia (USG). According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 1,182 college campuses in the U.S. are smoke-free, and 811 of those campuses are completely tobacco-free.

Why UK's tobacco-free efforts matter
Kykernel.com (subscription) - January 22, 2014

What were you, your parents or your grandparents doing in 1964? Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General issued the first Report on Smoking and Health. While the U.S. has enjoyed a 58 percent decline in smoking since 1965, too many Kentuckians still use tobacco. Kentuckians smoke at higher rates than adults in any other state. An astounding 1.2 million Kentucky adults smoke cigarettes, costing Kentuckians over $1.5 billion to treat sick smokers. UKs decision to go completely tobacco-free more than four years ago (November 2009) was a bold action toward ending the tobacco epidemic.

Casper College Bans Indoor E-Cigarette Use
K2 Radio - January 22, 2014

Casper College has adopted a new smoking policy, banning the use of electronic cigarettes in campus buildings. The Casper College Board of Trustees, in a ...

Tobacco Ban Likely: University Council approves campus tobacco ban
Independent Collegian - January 22, 2014

“The executive committee of the University Council put the smoking ban discussion on the agenda,” said UTMC Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, a member of the council ...

No butts allowed
Sonoma State Star - January 21, 2014

The CSU would be right to ban smoking on campus, and we really hope that they do. ... A campus-wide ban on smoking would hopefully reduce the number of ...

Editorial: Smoking ban will send message to UNR students
Reno Gazette-Journal - January 21, 2014

OUR VIEW: By banning tobacco products, the university is helping students ... only casinos have so far escaped the ban on cigarette smoking in the Silver State.

Group wants UNR to be smoke free.
KRNV My News 4 - January 21, 2014

They are following the lead of other campuses that have banned tobacco. ... The proposed smoking ban would include visitors on campus, but it is not clear if it ...

University of Nevada Could Soon be Tobacco Free
KTVN - January 21, 2014

University President Marc Johnson told the Reno Gazette-Journal he wants to entirely tobacco free. The ban would include student, staff, ...

UNR officials, students eye campus-wide smoking ban
Reno Gazette Journal - January 21, 2014

Winter break is over as classes resume today at the University of Nevada, Reno, but returning students, faculty and staff who use tobacco could find their days of puffing or chewing on campus coming to an end.

Campus begins school-wide tobacco ban
Daily Californian - January 21, 2014

Members of the UC Berkeley community returning for the spring semester will notice signs across campus informing them of the tobacco-free policy that went into effect Jan.1.

For new year, university celebrates new policy
Florida Flambeau - January 20, 2014

For over 15 years, the Health Promotion Department at Florida State University has worked towards the goal finally achieved this spring semester: A tobacco free campus.

Opinion: Proposed tobacco ban unnecessary, unfair
LSU The Reveille - January 20, 2014

Tomorrow, the Universitys Student Government will meet to decide whether everyones favorite guilty pleasure should be allowed on campus. No, Im not talking about binge-watching Netflix and eating ice cream from the carton, Im talking about tobacco use. The state passed a law that requires public post-secondary education institutions to develop smoke-free policies for its campuses by August of this year. SG has taken this one step further, gauging the interests of the LSU community in making the ban apply to all tobacco products.

FSU celebrates no-tobacco policy on the field at Doak
Tallahassee Democrat - January 15, 2014

Florida State University campus went completely tobacco-free Jan. 1, and officials are encouraging students and other members of the university community to celebrate the health-focused policy change 7 p.m. Thursday on the field of Doak Campbell Stadium.

Staff Editorial: Regents should reconsider e-cigarettes
Daily O'Collegian - January 15, 2014

...Almost 1,200 American colleges have banned traditional cigarettes on campus, including OSU, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...

A breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper - January 14, 2014

...R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the nationwide smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR threw a celebration ...

UC Irvine reversing course on e-cigarette use
OCRegister (subscription) - January 14, 2014

IRVINE – Just two weeks after taking effect, a UC Irvine campuswide ban on smoking is being revised to include a prohibition on electronic cigarettes and ...

Wayward University of California campus finally bans e-cigarettes, too
Bay Area Biz Talk – January 14, 2014

...on its website. Medical campus UC San Francisco, meanwhile, had eliminated its designated smoking areas back in 2008 as part of its own independent ban. So-called e-cigarettes are battery powered vaporizers …..

UTSA is going tobacco free this summer
Morning Edition, San Antonio Business Journal - January 14, 2014

The University of Texas at San Antonio will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus later this summer. The school has been in a transition period that began June 1, 2013 when smoking ...

Should Campus Smoking Bans Start Including E-Cigarettes?
Huffington Post - January 14, 2014

...Around 1,200 colleges ban the use of conventional cigarettes on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The idea ...

A breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper – January 14, 2014

...2, 2014, R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the nationwide smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR threw a celebration ...

How Do College Campus Bans On Cigarette Smoking Affect The ...
University Herald - January 14, 2014

...if not for the fact that many schools have banned actual cigarette smoking, ... when the university considered banning e-cigarettes in October of 2013 (but ultimately ... the question of whether to also ban e-cigarettes on campus less significant. ...

On Campus: Smoke-Free Universities
Huffington Post - January 13, 2014

...Nearly 1,200 college and university campuses are now smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. HuffPost Live talks to students ...

Petitioners damage sign, could face charges
UTA The Shorthorn - January 13, 2014

A vandalized anti-smoking sign serves as an informal petition against the school's smoking ban in January in the area between Preston Hall and Carlisle Hall.

UTSA campuses are on track for tobacco-free and smoke-free status ...
UTSA Today - January 13, 2014

The UTSA campuses will be completely tobacco-free and smoke-free on June 1. The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and ...

No butts: Ohio State budgeted $100K on tobacco ban signs
OSU - The Lantern - January 12, 2014

A 'no smoking' sign outside the Ohio Union Jan. 12. ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, tobacco-free policies have ...

Georgia universities could see tobacco ban
Daily Tribune News - January 12, 2014

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports USG staff members will have discussions with leaders of institutions in other states with smoking bans on the way the ...

Rethinking FSU's tobacco-free campus
Florida Flambeau - January 12, 2014

...And he is exactly right; without some punishment mechanism, or some reward mechanism, there is no reason whatsoever for smokers to comply with the ban...

E-cigarettes questioned on smoke-free campus
Central Florida Future - January 12, 2014

Students have mixed emotions as to whether e-cigarettes should be encouraged or discouraged on UCF's smoke-free campus. Marketed as a healthier ...

PSU just lacks final approval in smoke-free campus steps
Joplin Globe - January 11, 2014

Of those surveyed, 50 percent said making the campus smoke free would ... according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which ...

Louisiana State University Eunice Adopts Tobacco-Free Policy
KLFY - January 10, 2014

Louisiana State University Eunice, a Fresh Campus grantee of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), has officially adopted a tobacco-free policy for its campus in Eunice. The policy went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. As classes resume Monday, Jan. 13, LSU Eunice and TFL are working together to spread the word so all are prepared for the spring semester. ...

USC Sumter now declared tobacco free
Sumter Item - January 10, 2014

When University of South Carolina Sumter students arrive back on campus Monday, they'll be stepping foot on a now tobacco-free campus. According to a ...

Health Concerns or Hypocrisy? On a Smoke-Free UCSB
Daily Nexus - January 8, 2014

The question of priorities is a hard one for university administration to answer, and Chancellor Yang's recent email announcement of UCSB's smoking ban ...

Georgia regents committee to vote on tobacco ban next month
Atlanta Journal Constitution - January 8, 2014

A preliminary committee vote on a tobacco ban for all of Georgia's 31 ... the use all types of tobacco products — including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and ... The proposal would also prohibit any tobacco advertising, and would apply to all ...

CPP should consider a smoking ban
The Poly Post - January 7, 2014

Walking to and from classes on any given day students consistently walk through clouds of cigarette smoke. Students congregate and smoke in front of the University Library, Bronco Bookstore and Marketplace, making it impossible for non-smoking students to enjoy the unique outdoor spaces Cal Poly Pomona has to offer. CPP should ban all smoking on-campus so students who do not smoke do not have to be exposed to toxic secondhand smoke.

UCI Says OK to E-Cigs
New University Online - January 7, 2014

UC Irvine continues to allow the use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco on campus despite the University of California's new smoke-free policy as of ...

Ohio State smoking ban goes too far
Columbus Dispatch - January 7, 2014

Now that Ohio State University is all smoke-free, I'd like to know who came up with this ... However, I think that this is taking the smoking ban a little too far.

Don't smoke 'em if you got 'em
Sandusky Register - January 6, 2014

Smokers must now gather in one of three designated areas to take a puff at BGSU Firelands, all located in outlying campus parking lots. The areas include cigarette receptacles, road paint and signage indicating they are an approved smoking location.

UCSB Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus January 6, 2014

Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report, roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in 2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28 percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.

Students should take smoking ban seriously
Daily Aztec - January 6, 2014

They are small: about three inches long, rolled with white paper and generally come 20 to a pack. Depending on who you are, they may be considered either a ... Secondhand smoke is the biggest driver of initiatives to regulate smoking. Not only can secondhand smoke be unpleasant and irritating to others, it can actually kill them. It may sound dramatic, but its not. According to the CDC, secondhand smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.

Florida State campus to become tobacco-free in 2014
Florida Flambeau - January 6, 2014

Students on campus may breathe a little easier in January. Florida State Universitys campus will be 100 percent tobacco free starting Jan. 1, 2014. The new policy will prohibit the use of all tobacco products on university-owned property or property managed by FSU. All students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus will be asked to honor the universitys commitment to a healthier campus. ..

Regents might ban all campus tobacco use
The Augusta Chronicle - January 6, 2014

If the Regents adopt the policy, the ban would take effect July 1. ... Other Athens area colleges and schools banned smoking years ago. Gainesville State ...

Regents might ban all tobacco use at UGA
Athens Banner-Herald - January 6, 2014

The University of Georgia might soon lose its status as the only educational institution in Athens that still allows smoking on campus.

Regents to discuss smoking ban at Ga. colleges
Covington News - January 6, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) The board that governs Georgia's public colleges and universities is taking a close look at banning tobacco from campuses statewide.

UGA May See Smoking Ban
Wugatv - January 6, 2014

The University of Georgia is the last educational institution in Athens that still allows smoking on campus. The Board of Regents, which set university policy statewide, is set to discuss a policy Wednesday that would prohibit the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes on college and university campuses across Georgia, and if the regents adopt the policy it would take effect July 1st.

UCSB Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus - January 6, 2014

Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report, roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in 2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28 percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.

No Butts About It: UMd. Smoking Ban Lacks Enforcement
CBS Local - January 5, 2014

The push for a smoke-free campus is underway at the University of Maryland, College Park, but is administration just blowing smoke? Last July, the university joined the rest of the University System of Maryland institutions in banning smoking on-campus. But several months since the policy went into effect, no disciplinary methods have been adopted or enforced.

Tobacco Ban: WMU faculty, students share next steps
Western Herald - January 5, 2014

Before Western Michigan University becomes tobacco-free in just nine short months, there are many steps the implementation committee must take. WMUs Board of Trustees unanimously approved a ban on tobacco in December 2013, that subsequently prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, chew and other non-combustible tobacco products across all campus property beginning September 2014.

Ohio State smoking ban kicks off with light touch
WFMJ - January 5, 2014

Ohio State University goes tobacco-free starting Monday. Students will return from winter break with a new set of rules in place on one of the nation's most populated college campuses. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the new policy forbidding any tobacco use on university property will be enforced through friendly reminders from passers-by, not strict penalties for violators. Teams of student and faculty volunteers have been assembled to roam the campus in two- and four-hour shifts seeking out smokers and asking them to stop.

Dixie State University Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus
KUTV 2News - January 3, 2014

Dixie State University in St. George has become Utah's first public institution of higher education to ban all forms of tobacco on campus. The policy makes all DSU property, whether owned, leased or controlled, 100 percent tobacco free, including all buildings, walkways, outdoor spaces, and ...

UCI Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - January 3, 2014

January 1 marked the University of California school system's kickoff of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering products aren't allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco; nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs.

Smoking ban to be a campus-by-campus decision, officials say
Vallejo Times-Herald - January 3, 2014

California Maritime Academy students can't smoke in classrooms, inside buildings or spots along the waterfront. But there are pockets in the campus where they can light up without getting caught.

NKU campus goes tobacco-free
WCPO - January 2, 2014

Northern Kentucky University is now a tobacco-free campus. Effective Jan. 1, NKU students and faculty are prohibited from using tobacco products anywhere on campus and in vehicles.

Irvine only campus in UC system allowing e-cigs amid ban
Orange County Register - January 2, 2014

UC Irvine will continue to allow the use of electronic cigarettes on campus even as the university begins enforcing a smoke-free environment today, a policy that contradicts a University of California edict to ban the nicotine-vapor product. 1,182: Number of U.S. colleges that have gone smoke-free, according to the Berkeley-based American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...

San Diego State University Joins College Bans On Butts
KPBS - January 2, 2014

Previously, San Diego State University had allowed smoking in 12 areas on campus, including a number of parking lots. ...

Support for banning cig smoke at SDSU: Letter to the editor
U-T San Diego - January 2, 2014

I applaud the smoking ban at SDSU (SDSU joins ranks of smoke-free campuses, Dec. 30), and also that people are being encouraged to be kind and polite if they ask someone to put out a cigarette.

Buckeyes are tobacco-free
Delphos Herald - January 2, 2014

LIMA Ohio State has adopted a tobacco-free policy that supports a healthy environment for all members of the Buckeye Nation. Effective Wedbesday, the use of all types of tobacco products is now prohibited in all university buildings and on all university-owned properties, including parking lots, garages and all outside areas. (The full policy can be found at www.tobaccofree.osu.edu.)

Ohio State University Bans Smoking
WRGT TV Fox 45 - January 1, 2014

Beginning this New Year.... you can now breathe easier... at Ohio State University. Signs are up on campus warning you of the ban on smoking. The University is going totally smoke free. The ban at university-owned property includes parking lots and garages, and even includes non-tobacco products like e-cigarettes.

Smoking ban takes effect on UC,CSU campuses
Daily Democrat - January 1, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Schools in California's public university systems are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health of students, faculty ...

Our Voice: Big ban on campus
The Desert Sun - January 1, 2014

But just in case, the University of California and California State University systems are taking steps to stamp out smoking. The UC system announced its ban in 2012, but left implementation up to individual campuses. Timothy P. White, chancellor of the Cal State system, says he supports a systemwide ban on the sale and use of tobacco products but also left it up to each campus. ...

What you need to know: Smoking ban in effect
Daily Illini - January 1, 2014

Smoking is prohibited on all University property, including on University-owned streets and in University-owned and private vehicles parked on campus property. ...

OSU-Lima, Rhodes campus goes smoke free
Lima Ohio - December 31, 2013

Starting Wednesday, Ohio State University-Lima and Rhodes State College are prohibiting all tobacco products at their campus.

USCB should ban e-cigarettes, tobacco products from its campus
Hilton Head Island Packet - December 31, 2013

While fewer teens are smoking, more are getting a nicotine fix from electronic cigarettes, according to a report issued last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 3 percent of high school students said they have tried e-cigarettes, up from nearly 2 percent the previous year, according to the report.

Pasadena City College to become entirely smoke-free on New ...
Pasadena Star-News - December 30, 2013

The new year at Pasadena City College will kick off with a resolution to keep campus healthier and cleaner by eliminating tobacco use.

BGSU designates limited smoking areas
northwestohio.com - December 30, 2013

Think twice before lighting up a cigarette on the Bowling Green State University campus. The university is limiting smoking areas on its main campus and Firelands satellite starting January 1, 2014.

CCU begins move to be tobacco-free by next fall
MyrtleBeachOnline.com December 28, 2013

Coastal Carolina University will launch a new initiative in January to help students and staff quit smoking as CCU transitions to a tobacco-free campus by next fall. At least 1,127 U.S. college and university campuses have gone 100 percent smoke-free since Nov. 20, eliminating smoking in indoor and outdoor areas across their entire campuses, including residences, and 758 of those are 100 percent tobacco-free, according to data from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation ...

Maryland colleges join national movement to snuff out student smoking
Cecil Daily - December 17, 2013

About one-third of Maryland colleges and universities have decided to follow a recent national trend to ban smoking on college campuses. ... Across the country, colleges and universities are rapidly adopting smoke-free policies. Since 2010, the number of smoke-free campuses has more than doubled, and 1,127 institutions now prohibit puffing on their premises, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, which collects national data on smoke-free initiatives. “We’re seeing activity in all corners of the country and by all kinds of campuses,” said Liz Williams, a project manager for the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. “In the last four years, we’ve seen a massive uptake [of smoke-free policies].” Williams said there has been slightly more activity from state and publicly-funded universities, which is consistent with the pattern in Maryland where it is legal to light up at more than 20 private institutions ...

College snuffs out fall 2014 smoke-free ban
The Register Star - December 17, 2013

College administrators quickly extinguished any notion for Columbia-Greene Community Colleges trustees at Mondays meeting that the campus might be tobacco-free by next fall, although they said the college can, and will, eventually quit.

Need light touch on UI smoke ban
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - December 17, 2013

Perhaps that's why University of Illinois officials are preparing a grand strategy to enforce their ill-advised impending campus ban on smoking. Current policy bans smoking inside public buildings and within 25 feet of a ... As for the claim that banning smoking on campus is aimed at reducing a ... Like the smoking of real cigarettes, the smoking of e-cigarettes also is banned on campus.

University of Illinois smoking ban takes effect in January
Kankakee Daily Journal - December 17, 2013

The Urbana-Champaign campus already bans smoking inside buildings — although ... 2012 after students passed a non-binding referendum in favor of the ban.

Smoke-free policy at OSU has moved problem to campus boundaries
Corvallis Gazette Times - December 16, 2013

The Oregon State University campus has been smoke free for a little more than a year, and the Faculty Senate heard a report Thursday on the progress of the policy. Overall, the smoke-free project team told senators, students, faculty and staff are aware of and following the policy. But there have been tensions, particularly at campus boundaries, where the high quantity of smoke plus trash and refuse issues have risen to the surface. Folks are not only getting the trash they are getting the smoke. Its concentrated on the periphery and that, to me, is unfair. Sorte suggests that the university look at strategically siting smoking areas on campus And dont do it on the periphery, he said. Hoogesteger and her task force are planning to look at enforcement questions and signage as next subjects to tackle.

University Senate makes progress with smoking ban, conduct ...
Diamondback Online - December 16, 2013

During the 2012-13 academic year, the University Senate saw the passage of an expanded Good Samaritan policy to cover all drug-related emergencies, an implementation plan for the campuswide smoking ban that went into effect over the summer and an expansion of the universitys conduct code jurisdiction to cover violations that occur off the campus.

Changes coming to UW-Stevens Point campus under tobacco-free ...
WSAU - December 16, 2013

UW-Stevens Point students will be seeing a different campus next year after university officials made the choice to go entirely smoke free in the fall of 2014.

U of Illinois smoking ban takes effect in January
AP - Kansas City Star December 16, 2013

The University of Illinois is preparing to go smoke-free when the state's flagship campus bans smoking starting Jan. 1.

No-smoking policy on UI campus takes effect Jan. 1
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette December 15, 2013

The entire UI campus indoors and out is going smoke-free Jan. 1. And that means no more smoking at tailgates. Or in your car or anywhere else on UI property. It also bans e-cigarettes, which emit water vapor rather than smoke. They're used by some smokers to try to quit, with gradually reduced nicotine levels. The American College Health Association has urged campuses to adopt stricter policies in 2009, and in 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services partnered with the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation to launch a Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative. More than 1,100 college campuses are now smoke-free, or about 25 percent, according to the foundation.

Smoking restrictions on other campuses
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - December 15, 2013

The University of Illinois will be the third Big Ten school to go 100 percent smoke-free, indoors and out. Others in the Big Ten have partial bans, and some ban all forms of tobacco: Sources: University of Illinois, Big Ten universities, American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Illinois public universities, Illinois Department of Public Health...

EDITORIAL: Georgia should make its entire university system smoke-free
Augusta (GA) Chronicle - December 14, 2013

Dr. Hopkins, an orthopedic surgeon, is calling for a ban of all tobacco products on every campus in Georgia. His reasoning isnt hard to figure out. Those chemicals we listed above are some of the more than 4,000 substances found in tobacco smoke almost none of which are 100-percent safe to breathe

Northern Michigan University to go tobacco free
UpperMichigansSource.com - December 13, 2013

Northern Michigan University is the latest U.P. campus to go tobacco-free. The NMU Board of Trustees Friday approved the decision and set the effective date for August 1, 2014. An NMU work group performed extensive research into the decision over the past six months. They held student surveys and evaluated other universities policies in the state. The ban includes not only cigarettes but chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. Enforcement of the new policy will be included in teacher and staff contracts and the current student code of conduct. The university says the first step is getting the word out.

Coastal Carolina University to go smoke-free in 2014
MyrtleBeachOnline.com - December 13, 2013

Coastal Carolina University trustees approved an initiative to make the campus smoke-free and tobacco free Friday, according to a release from the university.

Coastal Carolina Board of Trustees to vote on new tobacco policy
Myhorrynews-by Heather Gale - December 13, 2013

Coastal Carolina University is looking to go tobacco free. ... Well @ CCU that would make the campus smoke and tobacco free as well as promote healthy living.

Sacramento State to be first tobacco-free CSU campus
StateHornet.com - December 13, 2013

President Alexander Gonzalez signed a policy Thursday that will make Sacramento State the first California State University tobacco-free campus, effective fall ...

USD campus to be tobacco free
USD Vista - December 12, 2013

For some it is a nuisance and for others an addictive habit, USD is looking at possibly becoming tobacco free. Students convened Thurs. Dec. 5 for a campus ...

Tobacco-free campus proposal presented
Eastern Echo - December 12, 2013

During the student affairs meeting, EMU students Rebecca Frank and Katelyn Coberley presented a tobacco-free campus proposal. Frank said the outcome of ...

SUNY Fredonia Campus Set To Go Tobacco-Free In January
Jamestown Post Journal - December 12, 2013

FREDONIA - Beginning Jan. 1, SUNY Fredonia will become an entirely tobacco-free campus, following a directive from State University of New York Chancellor ...

EDITORIAL: Campus-wide smoking ban a smoldering mess
The Daily Titan - December 12, 2013

Passing a campus-wide smoking ban and eliminating smoking on campus are two entirely different things. While one is an aspiration, the other is a challenge in ...

SUNY regroups after an anti-smoking law stalls
Capital New York - December 11, 2013

ALBANY-SUNY administrators hoping to implement a smoking ban next ... with the individual campuses to institute smoking bans--a more labor-intensive path ...

Boulder may ban smoking on municipal campus
Daily Camera - December 10, 2013

Brautigam said she is strongly considering implementing the ban as a city ... The ban could serve as a pilot program for banning smoking in all Boulder parks ...

Will CSU be smoke-free in the near future?
Rocky Mountain Collegian - December 10, 2013

Several groups in a CO 300 course are advocating for a smoking ban to be ... that don't include the campuses that have opted to have only certain zoning bans...

RHA reconsiders smoking ban enforcement policies
Diamondback Online - December 11, 2013

A smoke-free UMD sticker reminds passersby of the campus smoking ban, which went into effect in July. The Residence Hall Association hopes to change the ...

Lack of e-cigarette research prompts questions of health effects, UA ...
Arizona Daily Wildcat - December 10, 2013

A lack of research and knowledge has led some faculty and students to question whether electronic cigarettes should be banned from campus.

Berkley resident strives to make UMass Lowell campus tobacco-free
Taunton Daily Gazette - December 9, 2013

Katie Burnett, of Berkley, a student at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a member of the school's American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer ...

E-cig ban draws divided opinions
Daily O'Collegian - December 9, 2013

The regents of the university voted unanimously on a ban that has taken away the use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigs. Other newly banned items ...

OSU regents ban e-cigarettes, vapor devices, hookahs from Stillwater campus
The Oklahoman - December 7, 2013

The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges voted Friday to prohibit hookahs, electronic cigarettes, vapor devices, and clove cigarettes from the Stillwater campus. ...

OSU Bans E-Cigarettes on Stillwater Campus
Public Radio Tulsa - December 7, 2013

LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State University/A and M Board of Regents have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices on the Stillwater campus.

Smoking ban effective on Jan 1.
Daily Aztec - December 6, 2013

Last Tuesday, the San Diego State University Senate heard an update announcing that the new campus-wide smoking ban will go into effect on Jan. 1., 2014.

Tentative SUNY smoking ban calls for community enforcement
Lamron - December 5, 2013

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher recently proposed a policy that would make SUNY schools tobacco-free environments. This could prohibit use of all tobacco products on campus, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, hookahs and chewing tobacco. While this policy was originally expected to go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, it has been pushed back.

UTSA students: Other students, faculty breaking tobacco-free rule
WOAI - December 5, 2013

SAN ANTONIO- The University of San Antonio became tobacco-free back in June. To ease the transition the univesity created designated smoking areas at certain parking lots around campus. Students are allowed to spoke at these locations until next June. Some U.T.S.A. students though told News Four San Antonio they see people smoking all across campus.

Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approves new tobacco-free policy
Mlive Kalamazoo - December 5, 2013

As of next September, no one will be allowed to light up on Western Michigan University's property. All tobacco use including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes, chew and other smokeless products will be banned under a policy approved Thursday by WMU's Board of Trustees. The vote passed unanimously.

Board of Trustees to discuss tobacco-free policy, 2014-15 apartment rates
Western Herald - December 5, 2013

Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees will be discussing the possible move to a tobacco-free campus at the last meeting of the year on Dec. 5. Trustees will consider the tobacco-free policy, which if passed would make WMU tobacco-free as of September 2014, joining just over 700 U.S. colleges with a tobacco-free policy, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.

Tobacco-free survey results in
North Wind Online - December 5, 2013

Results from the tobacco-free survey administered two weeks ago at Northern Michigan University were released before Thanksgiving break, revealing that ...

Smoke-Free Policies Spread To Kentucky Campuses
WUKY - December 5, 2013

The passage of Lexington's history-making no-smoking ordinance ten years ago influenced many other communities and institutions to follow suit in the coming years. Today we hear from former UK President Lee Todd and former Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty who were instrumental in making the university a tobacco-free campus. Todd says he jump-started the effort after a meeting with Ellen Hahn of the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy.

Do students really support a smoke-free campus?
Daily Illini - December 5, 2013

In September 2011, former student trustee Hannah Ehrenberg was the first to light up the conversation about and pursue the idea of a smoke-free campus. But now, nearly two years later, this idea is about to become reality. And not without doubts.

EDITORIAL: University braces for smoke-free campus Jan. 1
The Daily Illini (U. of Illinois) - December 4, 2013

What began as a referendum to gauge students’ views on a potential campus-wide smoking ban in 2011 will come to fruition on Jan. 1. At the time, 70 percent of students who voted on the referendum were in favor of a smoke-free campus…. Just a year later, the Smoke-Free Ad Hoc Committee formed by Chancellor Phyllis ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, in the United ...

Faculty calls for no tobacco on campus
Independent Collegian - December 4, 2013

Faculty Senate passed a resolution Tuesday calling for a university-wide ban on ... should be banned on University of Toledo campuses, Faculty Senate said Tuesday. ... in becoming tobacco-free, which includes the banning of smokeless tobacco, ... “What we're talking about here is secondhand smoke exposure,” she said.

WMU Board of Trustees: Tobacco-free campus, president's ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com - December 4, 2013

KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University could become tobacco-free as of September 2014, if the Board of Trustees approves a policy under ...

NAU campus tobacco ban still remains undecided
JackCentral - December 3, 2013

The Tobacco Free Policy resolution considered by the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University (ASNAU) at the meeting on Nov.14 failed by a 6-5 ...

Vapors has become an issue to the smoke free campus
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - December 3, 2013

Boise State adopted a no smoking policy in 2010 and became a smoke-free campus. However, smoking e-cigarettes or vapors has become a controversial topic ...

SIUE to investigate possible e-cigarette policy
The Alestle - December 2, 2013

The SIUE Chancellors Council will meet in the next few weeks to look at developing an electronic cigarette policy.

UCM goes smoke-free Jan. 1 ($$)
The Daily Star-Journal - December 2, 2013

UCM goes smoke-free Jan. 1.

E-cigarettes banned in and around USCB campus buildings
Hilton Head Island Packet - December 2, 2013

While the federal government decides how to regulate electronic cigarettes, many university officials across the country are moving ahead with their own rules about e-cigs on campus. The University South Carolina Beaufort is among them.

NMSU 'Striving to Be Tobacco-Free'
Deming Headlight – November 29, 2013

If the initiative succeeds passage by the NMSU Board of Regents, the campus will become "totally tobacco free," said Susan Wilson, associate professor at NMSU's Department of Public Health Sciences. Wilson is spearheading the effort in transitioning ...

Campus Smoking Ban Proposed
CBS Local – November 28, 2013

Smoking is already banned in enclosed state-owned, or leased, facilities. University system officials say Hopkins' proposal would ban smoking on all outdoor ...

Smoke-Free signs go up on LSU-S campus
KTAL - November 27, 2013

The signs are up at LSU-S making it official: Smoking won't be allowed starting the fall 2014 semester. It's part of a new state law that bans smoking on public...

Should UCC be a smoke-free campus?
The Mainstream Online - November 27, 2013

UCC policy allows for smoking on the outskirts of campus. Twenty nine percent of community college campuses are smoke free. Should UCC be one of them?

Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College Go Tobacco ...
Newsday - November 27, 2013

“Both Dr. MacDonald and I personally believe that the move to 100% tobacco free is the right one,” said COTC President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D. “We are truly ...

DSU's tobacco ban leaves no room for alternatives
Dixie Press Online - November 26, 2013

... smoking bans to a handful of the meetings that DSU had when the ban was just ... due to the Clean Air Act, smoking cigarettes and using vaporizers is banned ...

Tobacco-free campuses trending in the US
Utahstatesman - November 26, 2013

“A lot of the big universities throughout the United States have already become tobacco-free, yet Utah is kind of struggling along to catch up to that trend.

Smoking ban to evolve with incoming president
The Michigan Daily - November 25, 2013

University President Mary Sue Coleman will leave behind a healthier student body when her appointment ends this summer.

Dixie State University bans tobacco use
Associated Press - November 25, 2013

Dixie State University in St. George will soon have a tobacco-free campus. The university's board of trustees unanimously voted Friday to ban all tobacco products on campus beginning Jan. 1.

Alabama last SEC school without campus smoking ban
The University of Alabama Crimson White - November 25, 2013

With The University of Alabama standing as the last SEC school without a smoking ban on campus, UA students are stepping up to voice their opinions on the ...

CofC a tobacco free campus
Charleston Post Courier - November 24, 2013

Although the decision to make the campus 100 percent tobacco free has caused conflicting responses, this is a decision that demands that all focus on the ...

Smoke-free campus event draws little support
The News Record - November 24, 2013

While many students are supportive of a smoke-free environment, some think it would be too restricting. “Outdoor space should be sufficient enough for people ..

Marshall honored for creating tobacco-free campus
Huntington Herald Dispatch - November 23, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University was honored for its efforts in creating a tobacco-free campus during a ceremony that took place Nov. 18. in the Memorial ...

WSU begins to implement smoke-free corridor
The WSU Sign Post - November 23, 2013

The green outdoor ashtrays have been removed, and signs are being posted in the less-populated areas of the non-smoking corridor on campus as Weber State ...

Edmonds CC to become tobacco-free campus next year
My Edmonds News - November 23, 2013

On July 1, 2014, Edmonds Community College will be joining the 51 campuses in the Pacific Northwest that have already gone smoke- or tobacco-free and the more than 1,130 campuses nationwide that, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, have a 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policy in place.

NMSU May Go Tobacco-Free By Next July
KRWG - November 22, 2013

If the initiative succeeds passage by the NMSU Board of Regents, the campus will become "totally tobacco free," said Susan Wilson, associate professor at ...

UNA Senate fails to pass smoke-free campus resolution
Flor-Ala (subscription) - November 22, 2013

The Smoke-Free UNA resolution failed with 15 nays, nine ayes and one ... Over 792 universities and community colleges are smoke-free in the United States, ...

Delta revisits smoking ban
Stockton Record - November 22, 2013

University of the Pacific is not smoke-free, but smoking is banned inside of ... And trustees on Tuesday sounded agreeable to banning smoking altogether, ...

University of St. Thomas Going Tobacco Free in 2014
KSTP.com - November 21, 2013

The University of Minnesota also is moving ahead with plans for a tobacco-free campus, effective July 1, 2014. The changes will affect campuses in the Twin ...

University of Kentucky Celebrates 4th Anniversary of Tobacco-Free ...
SurfKY News - November 21, 2013

(11/21/13) – Students and faculty at the University of Kentucky joined together Thursday to celebrate the fourth anniversary of UK's tobacco-free campus initiative ...

Why UAA should go smoke-free
UAA Northern Light - November 21, 2013

Why are we in support of a smoke-free UAA? All of us on the UAA Smoke-Free Task Force have been affected by smoking. We've watched family and friends ...

Waco: BU Begins Transition To Smoke-Free Campus
KWTX - November 21, 2013

WACO (November 21, 2013) Baylor University will become tobacco- and smoke-free campus effective Aug. 11, 2014, according to an e-mail sent to faculty, staff ...

Student ambassadors, existing disciplinary measures will be used to ...
Daily Illini - November 21, 2013

University officials plan to enforce the campus' upcoming smoking ban through education and using existing disciplinary procedures for any breach in campus ...

Middlesex Community College clears the air with smoking ban
The Sun - November 21, 2013

They found it extreme to ban smoking altogether, saying a middle ground of ... to walk through the quad, but it shouldn't be banned entirely," said Russo, 18.

Campus community members discuss policing over potential ...
Flor-Ala (subscription) - November 21, 2013

With SGA making a movement to ban smoking on campus completely, students may want to know how such a policy would be policed, if a bill were to be passed ...

UMass students, staff have different opinions on smoking ban
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - November 21, 2013

At the beginning of the year, UMass adopted a new tobacco policy that prohibited the use of any tobacco products on campus. However, almost one semester ...

US Colleges and Universities Deserve an 'A' for Going Tobacco-Free
Huffington Post - November 20, 2013

Our physical environment affects the daily choices we make about life and health. College and university campuses can prevent nicotine ...

Tailgate to celebrate tobacco-free campus
UK The Kentucky Kernel - November 20, 2013

In honor of UK's four years of being a tobacco free campus, there will be a tobacco-free tailgate on Thursday to raise awareness about effects of tobacco use.

Walla Walla Community College touts smoke-free campus Thursday
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - November 20, 2013

The college is one of 10 campuses across Washington state promoting a smoke-free campus for one day to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco ...

Clark State bans e-cigs in class
Springfield News Sun - November 20, 2013

Some Clark State Community College students who smoked electronic cigarettes during class prompted the college's board of trustees to change policy this ...

SMOKING BAN RESURRECTED: Student Government president ...
Independent Collegian - November 20, 2013

Student Government President Emily Kramp announced Tuesday she and Vice President Lauren Jencen would begin an initiative to end smoking on campus, ...

United Tribes Technical College banning tobacco on campus; 1st ...
The Tribune - November 20, 2013

BISMARCK, North Dakota — United Tribes Technical College is becoming the first tribal college in North Dakota to ban tobacco. The ban will g November 20, 2013

UMass Lowell students want campus tobacco ban
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune - November 20, 2013

During the Great American Smokeout on campus tomorrow, students are planning informational events and cessation and counseling programs, which will continue throughout November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness month.

Director of tobacco-free campus shares five years of success
News from the University of Massachusetts- November 19, 2013

Tobacco treatment specialist Gregory Seward has found enforcing the tobacco-free policy that went into effect five years ago at UMass Medical School and ...

UNE to ban smoking on both of its campuses
Press Herald - November 20, 2013

Do you agree with the University of New England's decision to ban smoking on its ... seven campuses in the University of Maine System currently have smoking bans, ... Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking on all public ...

Faculty continues to be divided on e-cigarette ban
Iowa City Press Citizen - November 20, 2013

Faculty continues to be divided on e-cigarette ban ... water vapor instead of tobacco smoke — should be banned along with regular tobacco from campus. ... Smoking was outlawed entirely at UI in conjunction with the state's Smoke Free Air ...

UNF passes regulation to go smoke-free
ActionNewsJax.com - November 20, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The University of North Florida is going smoke-free. The school passed a new regulation that prohibits smoking on University controlled ...

University of Alabama students raise awareness about secondhand smoke dangers with flash mob
AL.com - November 20, 2013

Members of the health education honor society Eta Sigma Gamma plan to represent the approximately 135 people who die per day due to secondhand smoke exposure, the society's president said in a UA press release.

SA tries to up awareness for existing smoking policy
SDSU Collegian - November 20, 2013

While SDSU has a standing policy on smoking near buildings on campus, pretty much everyone agrees that the current restrictions aren't working. ... The BOR also has a policy that schools must restrict smoking within 20 feet of a building ...

SJ Delta College may soon ban smoking entirely (UPDATED)
Stockton Record - November 19, 2013

Trustees tonight will get their first look at a proposed policy that would ban smoking even in parking lots, which are the only locations where smoking is still ..

University awarded for smoke-free campus
MU The Parthenon - November 19, 2013

University awarded for smoke-free campus ... Tweel said it was in recognition of the university's efforts to develop a smoke-free campus. Tweel, who practiced as ...

FSU strikes up issue of campus smoking ban
Sentinel and Enterprise - November 18, 2013

Two public forums have already been held to discuss banning smoking, but he said the ... Because smoking is already banned in school buildings and residence halls, ... He said people have accepted smoking bans indoors and on the rare ...

Campus call to clear the air
Nashoba Publishing - November 18, 2013

Backed by student leaders, administrators, fellow students and the American Cancer Society, a movement to make the campus tobacco-free is gaining some ...

Lift the ban on e-cigarettes
Daily Californian - November 15, 2013

For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th century, when scientific studies revealing the drugs devastating effects on the human body were made public, public policy and social attitudes have shifted more and more against tobacco. This is a good thing. But in executing its well-intentioned ban on consuming tobacco products on University of California campuses, the university administrations prohibition of e-cigarettes is a step too far.

ASUA to host open forum regarding tobacco-free campus initiative
Arizona Daily Wildcat - November 14, 2013

ASUA is looking for additional student input on whether to support a tobacco-free campus initiative through a forum on Friday. The Associated Students of the University of Arizona is hosting the forum in order to get feedback and opinions on the tobacco-free campus initiative that was introduced to the ASUA Senate last March. The initiative, which was officially introduced by the Student Health Advocacy Committee, aims to create an entirely tobacco-free campus. ...

RHA votes for strengthening smoking ban enforcement
Diamondback Online - November 14, 2013

During Kristen Essels weekly floor meeting, a student expressed concern that the campuswide smoking ban wasnt enforced and her resident assistant told the student there was no way to do so So the RHA unanimously passed a smoking ban resolution Tuesday night to try to improve the bans enforcement, including upholding administrative sanctions and supporting possible new efforts such as more RA training and a memo to the campus community. ...

A seriously flawed smoking plan
The University News - November 14, 2013

For the past few weeks, a proposal has been floating around administration, faculty and student leaders that could drastically change the landscape of Saint Louis University. The proposal is a comprehensive ban on the use of tobacco on SLUs campus. Under this plan, smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, etc. will be prohibited across the SLU campus. Faculty Senate received a presentation of its proposal two weeks ago and SGA received a similar presentation just yesterday. ...

SGA discusses banning e-cigarettes on campus
Daily O'Collegian - November 14, 2013

The Student Government Association met Wednesday evening with a heavy plate of topics to discuss first of which was the banning of electronic cigarettes on campus. After one month in Stillwater, Oklahoma State Universitys chief of wellness officer is wasting no time in continuing to keep campus healthy.

Smoking ban good in theory, not in practice
Setonian - November 14, 2013

The Student Government Associations vote to extend the 25-foot smoking ban to apply to all buildings on campus seems like a good idea. Preventing smoking promotes healthy bodies and a healthy environment. This ban would extend the distance between smoker and building, which also decreases the risk of fire and the chance of smoke getting through the front passageways.
These are all advantages, but how easily could this be enforced?

Smokers beware
Setonian - November 13, 2013

The Student Government Association is trying to get smoking banned within 25 feet of all ... and the Walsh Library have policies banning smoking 25 feet from buildings; this does ... Junior Jordan Lungo said policy would be unfair to smokers.

MILLER: Don't ban smoking at Coast
The Coast Report November 13, 2013

Secondhand smoke is of no harm to anyone when its outdoors, because it dissipates so quickly and is never concentrated. Most people take in many more toxins on a daily basis then they may be led to believe ones much worse than any outdoor secondhand ...

Campus call to clear the air
The Sun - November 13, 2013

Backed by student leaders, administrators, fellow students and the American Cancer Society, a movement to make the campus tobacco-free is gaining some ...

Northeastern University's new smoking ban gets mixed reviews
Boston.com - November 12, 2013

While Northeastern University officials say the transition to a smoke-free campus has been a success, some students are skeptical about what the ban is trying to ...

Smoking Ban Considered at UIS
WICS-TV - November 12, 2013

Right now, students and staff at UIS can smoke in designated smoking areas. ... "I wouldn't ban smoking completely on campus, 'cause it's not right," UIS Food ...

Smoke-free UAA is a terrible idea
UAA Northern Light - November 12, 2013

I don't smoke. Why would I? My grandmother died from lung cancer while living in Palmer with my parents and I. She exposed me to direct secondhand smoke ...

UCR clears the air about smoke-free policy
Highlander Newspaper - November 12, 2013

Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will implement the campus-wide policy of maintaining a nicotine-free environment, which will apply to all students, faculty members, staff, contractors and visitors. The new policy bans the use of cigarettes, tobacco, electronic-cigarettes, unregulated nicotine and other smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco on campus. Partial exemptions to the policy will be granted for research, educational or clinical purposes and traditional ceremonies of cultural and religious groups. It will be regulated upon all university-controlled property, including land, buildings, parking lots and private residential space owned by the UC.

Mills: UO should lift the smoking ban
Oregon Daily Emerald - November 11, 2013

If you have ever biked or walked past the edge of campus, you have undoubtedly experienced the inevitable waft of smoke that permeates from smokers on 13th Avenue. This delicious nicotine cloud is now a permanent resident since the University of Oregons campus-wide smoking ban went into effect last year. While some have cleverly discovered hidden places on campus to smoke, most have been exiled to the far regions of campus which are also the most common entrances to the university. The constant traffic around these areas ironically creates an environment that the UO was desperately trying to mitigate with the smoking ban. As utopian as the idea might seem, I think that the Smoke and Tobacco Free initiative should be lifted to allow students to smoke on campus.

Oberlin College considers move to tobacco-free campus
Chronicle-Telegram - November 8, 2013

Oberlin College is considering a move to a tobacco-free campus, but the proposal is still in the early stages, according to Lori Morgan Flood.

College district may ban smoking on campus
Daily Pilot - November 7, 2013

The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide smoking ban.

AS Board of Directors talks smoking ban, new appointments
Daily Aztec - November 7, 2013

Plans for a campus-wide smoking ban have been approved by a university-employee union, allowing it to move forward, Nancy Demich, assistant to the vice president of business and financial affairs, told the Associated Students Board of Directors at its Nov. 4 meeting.

ASNMU spreads word of tobacco-free survey
North Wind Online - November 7, 2013

ASNMU is also working alongside the NMU Administration to conduct the survey for a tobacco-free campus.

Tobacco-free policy considered
North Wind Online - November 7, 2013

NMU administrators have begun taking steps towards implementing a 100 percent tobacco-free policy for NMUs campus, having released a campus-wide survey to collect feedback from NMU students, faculty and staff earlier this week. According to the United States Department of Education, 1,159 universities and colleges nationwide have implemented a smoke-free policy for their campuses. 774 of those are completely tobacco free.

Students able to influence change
North Wind Online - November 7, 2013

This week, a survey is being offered to NMU students to voice their opinions regarding the possible implementation of a smoking ban on campus. The survey is a ...

Smoking legislation snuffed out by SG
Independent Collegian - November 6, 2013

“If the majority of students say they want to ban smoking then we'll probably ban smoking. ... Currently, smoking is banned on UT's medical campus. ... the number of campus smoking bans has increased nationally by more than 2,000 percent ...

CF looks to clear the air; proposal gets tough on tobacco
Ocala (FL) Star-Banner - November 6, 2013

All across the College of Central Florida campus, especially in front of the Clifford B. Stearns Learning Center, dozens and dozens of cigarette butts can be found crushed on sidewalks. Fed up with this situation, the CF Student Activities Board began lobbying administrators several years ago to create smoke-free policies at CF's campuses in Marion, Citrus and Levy counties.

New measures aim to boost tobacco-free policy
EIN News (press release ) November 6, 2013

As part of UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative, the university enacted its tobacco-free policy six months ago on April 22, making it the first UC campus to do so and ...

Walter Michael of Willows is leading a campaign to make Sac State ...
Willows Journal - November 6, 2013

A Willows native is leading a student-run campaign to make California State University, Sacramento the first tobacco-free campus in the California State ...

Smoking issue ongoing
Renegade Rip - November 6, 2013

Student Government Association President Travis Tillis has confirmed that the discussion regarding whether to proceed with a full tobacco ban on the Bakersfield College campus or implement designated smoking areas will continue during the Kern Community College District Consultation Councils meeting on Nov. 26. Tillis said that designated smoking areas, which KCCD is pushing for, could cost the district almost $100,000

Campus Wide E Cig Ban at University of California Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 5, 2013

UC will see a system wide smoking ban effective January 2 and e cigarette is also ... In addition to the smoking ban, the UC system committee is highlighting ...

E-cigarettes included in University of California smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 5, 2013

University of California officials are reminding students and faculty that the system wide smoking ban going into effect next year includes electronic cigarettes.

UC pulls plug on electronic cigarettes in systemwide smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 5, 2013

BERKELEY -- A systemwide smoking ban at University of California campuses includes the controversial electronic cigarette, a tobacco smoking device whose backers claim is safer than traditional smokes.

Should NMU campus go tobacco free?
Marquette Mining Journal - November 5, 2013

MARQUETTE - Should Northern Michigan University be a tobacco-free campus? That's a question university officials are hoping the students, faculty and staff of NMU will answer this week after an email survey was sent out to all NMU students and employees on the topic.

NMU considers going tobacco-free
ABC 10 News NOW - November 4, 2013

Northern Michigan University is considering becoming a tobaccofree campus.

LSU could soon join other universities in tobacco ban
LSU The Reveille - November 4, 2013

While the University currently has policies preventing smoking in various places on campus, it could be totally off-limits by fall 2014. LSU would be joining the ranks of more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide already operating tobacco-free, including the LSU Health Sciences Center and Nicholls State University.

Peer pressure enough of a smoking ban enforcement for some Ohio ...
OSU - The Lantern - November 3, 2013

Though there will be no police enforcement of the Ohio State campus tobacco ban, some officials and students, including OSUs interim president, believe peer pressure will be enough to make people kick the habit.

Winthrop students, staff to weigh in on potential smoking ban
WSOC Charlotte - November 2, 2013

ROCK HILL, S.C. Students and staff at Winthrop University will soon be able to weigh in on a potential campus-wide smoking ban.

PRCC banning tobacco on campus
Hattiesburg American - November 1, 2013

Times about up for smokers on the Pearl River Community College campuses. Very soon students, faculty and staff wont be able to light up at the various ash receptacles around the Poplarville and Forrest County campuses. In fact, they wont even be able to sneak away to their cars for a smoke or chaw, thanks to a new school-wide tobacco-free policy that goes into effect Jan. 1.

Editorial: Tobacce-free policy meddlesome
North Wind Online - October 31, 2013

There are currently 792 campuses in the United States that are 100 percent tobacco free. For most university campuses, this means no cigarettes, no chewing tobacco, no e-cigarettes and, ultimately, no exceptions. An additional 385 campuses nationwide are 100 percent smokefree, which prohibits just cigars and cigarettes, but not chewing tobacco or e-Cigarettes. ..

Central Michigan University to become tobacco free on July 1
The Morning Sun - October 30, 2013

Central Michigan University will join nearly 800 other tobacco-free colleges and universities across the nation July 1, 2014, as part of its commitment to providing a healthy environment for learning, living and working.

Michigan University To Ban Smoking, Tobacco From Campus
WLNS - October 30, 2013

Central Michigan University's current smoke-free policy has been in effect since 1992, prohibiting smoking in all buildings and university vehicles, as well as ...

CMU will be smoke-free campus in July 2014
Central Michigan Life - October 30, 2013

Under the university's current smoke-free policy, which has been in effect since 1992, smoking is permitted outside university buildings at a minimum distance of ...

Smoking ban favored by 60%
Independent Collegian - October 30, 2013

After two weeks of exposure, the results of an online survey came back with a majority of voters asking to ban smoking across the University of Toledo's main ...

UT needs a smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 30, 2013

Many college students are very hostile when it comes to banning smoking. ... The Young Americans for Liberty student organization believe smoking ban is ...

Up in smoke: Smokers need to adhere by policy
The South Texan - October 30, 2013

The TAMUK Student Government Association (SGA) said there have been complaints from students that smokers will smoke too close to buildings. They dont want to be entering and exiting a building smelling like smoke. In response to the complaints, SGA said they will be making a resolution that will inform the student body of the campus policy regarding smoking: smokers cannot be within 20 feet of a building.

An update on UMBC's Smoke-Free Campus Policy
Retriever - October 30, 2013

UMBC has seen a substantial amount of smoking around campus in spite of the new Smoke-Free Campus policy. So far this semester, a total of 45 verbal ...

USI bans e-cigs because it looks like smoking
14 News WFIE Evansville - October 30, 2013

With the implementation of the policy on July 1, 2011, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are not permitted except in personal vehicles and, for those ... According to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of July 8, 2013, more than 1,178 U.S. colleges and universities have enacted smoke-/tobacco-free ...

Scientists Criticize UC Berkeley's Ban on E-Cigs
East Bay Express - October 30, 2013

As a result, scientists who support bans on smoking cigarettes and other ... And when asked why e-cigarettes are banned even as a smoking-cessation tool at Cal, ... not justify banning e-cigs in public places — especially not in outdoor areas.

UMass symposium on tobacco bans
Worcester Telegram - October 28, 2013

WORCESTER There are 115 colleges and universities in Massachusetts. Twelve of them have gone tobacco-free. On Friday, representatives from about 35 Massachusetts colleges gathered at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for a symposium on banning tobacco products on their campuses. "It really ticks me off to see the number of young people smoking," said UMass Medical Chancellor Dr. Michael F. Collins. The campus banned tobacco products on campus in 2008. "It wasn't easy, but it was the right thing to do," he said. ...

Speak-Up talks tobacco free WVU
The Daily Athenaeum - October 28, 2013

Senior West Virginia University administrators participated in a speak-up event put together by the WVU Student Government Association Friday evening. The event focused on the new smoking ban, which was implemented for the current academic year. During the event, students voiced their concerns about the ban and asked questions. ...

COC student government gathering student input on e-cigarettes
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - October 26, 2013

Facing an industry that is rapidly rising in popularity nationwide and locally, the student government at College of the Canyons is examining whether to subject battery-powered electronic cigarettes to the same rules on campus as conventional ones. Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, are devices that provide doses of nicotine or other additives to the user in aerosol form, typically as a ...

Alabama A&M will become smoke-free campus in 2014
al.com (blog) - October 25, 2013

Alabama A&M University will soon become part of a national trend to outlaw smoking on campus. The school's board of trustees today approved a campus-wide smoke-free policy that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. The use of smokeless tobacco products and electronic cigarettes is limited to outdoor spaces at least 25 feet from an entrance.

Students respond to Colby's tobacco ban
The Bowdoin Orient - October 25, 2013

After a year and a half of transition, Colby has officially gone entirely tobacco free. Last year represented the first step of Colby's transition to a smoke-free ... In 2004, Bowdoin received an award for its tobacco policy from the Maine Tobacco-Free College Network. However, no further changes have been made to Bowdoins policy since that time.

OSU proposal to ban e-cigarettes is put on holds
Tulsa World - October 25, 2013

STILLWATER - Oklahoma State University officials are delaying a proposal to ban e-cigarettes on campus. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, OSU ...

CU Banning Use of Popular E-Cigarettes
KSWO - October 24, 2013

LAWTON Okla_ Electronic cigarettes have become popular among people trying to cut back on smoking or to quit altogether, but recently some businesses in Oklahoma City have started banning e-cigarettes. Oklahoma State University is considering it, too. That trend has made it to Southwest Oklahoma and even to Cameron University. Cameron University has temporarily banned the use of e-cigarettes in all buildings on campus, but they can be used outside. Cameron said they want to do more research about e-cigs before they decide whether this ban will be permanent.

SGA petition could ban smoking on UNA's campus
Flor-Ala (subscription) - October 24, 2013

Throughout the month of October, SGA senators have been passing around a smoke-free campus petition for students to sign. If passed by Senate, the smoke-free campus petition would require a no-cigarette smoking rule on campus. ...

OSU eyes ban on e-cigarettes on campus
The Lawton Constitution - October 24, 2013

STILLWATER (AP) Oklahoma State University plans to ask its governing board to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on campus. The proposal is set to go before the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges at a meeting Friday. In 2007, the university banned the use of all tobacco on campus, but the prohibition didn't extend to e-cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes but emit vapor instead of smoke.

Smoking ban e-cigarette inclusion sparks debate
UTA The Shorthorn - October 23, 2013

About 4 million Americans are electronic cigarette users, as estimated by the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. UTA students are also catching ...

Cerean pushes for tobacco-free campuses
Ceres Courier- October 23, 2013

Ceres native Astrid Mazariegos aims to improve campus health in Sacramento in helping to run "Hornets for a Healthy Hive," a student campaign to make ...

UCSB in a Haze Over Smoking Ban
The Bottom Line - October 23, 2013

...banning the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic ... “This committee isn't here to discuss the policy of smoking bans…it's ...

Oklahoma State University to ask board of regents to ban electronic ...
The Tribune - October 23, 2013

The proposal is set to go before the Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges at a meeting Friday. In 2007, the university banned ...

Penn State-Virginia Commonwealth collaboration will study matters ...
PennLive.com-by David Wenner - October 22, 2013

Are electronic cigarettes healthier than real ones? That's one of the questions that will be studied during a research collaboration between Penn State Milton S. ...

Smoking ban proposed at Saddleback College
OCRegister - October 22, 2013

The Academic Senate at Saddleback College is recommending a campuswide smoking ban to protect students and employees from “health hazards posed by ...

CSU smoking ban under consideration
The Collegian- October 22, 2013

Students, faculty and staff who look for designated smoking areas on campus may soon find only smoke-free areas with pamphlets to help promote a ...

Oklahoma State University seeks ban on electronic cigarettes for all ...
kjrh.com - October 22, 2013

On Friday, the university will ask the school's board of regents to ban electronic cigarettes on campus. "OSU is proposing to update its tobacco-use policy due to ...

Student stands behind smoking ban on campus
The Pacific Index - October 22, 2013

Student stands behind smoking ban on campus ... Remember, smoking is banned in all public places in the state of Oregon. Our college campus is a public ...

E-cigarettes may get snubbed in campus no-smoking zones
Western Front - October 22, 2013

Western Washington University's Central Health and Safety Committee is asking for input on a proposal to include electronic cigarettes in the university's current ...

Through the fog
The Stylus - October 22, 2013

The College at Brockport has attempted to enforce a campus nonsmoking policy, but it seems to have failed. This is not only annoying for nonsmokers, but ...

E-cigarettes: Yes or no?
Stoutonia - October 22, 2013

University of Wisconsin–Stout was the first 4-year campus in the UW system to be tobacco-free, and it has remained this way for nearly three years. Smoking ...

UW System schools consider banning e-cigarettes
UW Badger Herald - October 21, 2013

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow, University of Wisconsin System schools are beginning to consider including rules on e-cigarettes in ...

MVCC looks to go tobacco free
Reporter Online - October 18, 2013

Moraine Valley Community College trustees are considering banning all tobacco products and creating a policy that would divorce state law, which currently ...

Wisconsin colleges deal with e-cigarettes
Green Bay Press Gazette - October 18, 2013

College campuses across Wisconsin are grappling with electronic cigarettes, a relatively new product that more young people are trying and using. ... In Wisconsin, 16 colleges and universities have smoke-free policies, both indoors and out, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...

Coker to go tobacco-free in 2014
SCNow - October 18, 2013

“The move for our campus to become smoke-free mirrors that of many other campuses across the country,” said Jason Umfress, dean of students. “It is important ...

Possible e-cigarette ban at Edison State
NBC2 News - October 18, 2013

It calls to ban the act of taking a puff from an electronic cigarette on campus. ... no consistencies in what kinds of chemicals or products occur within e-cigarettes.

Student group protests proposed smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 17, 2013

In an organized protest against the proposed campus-wide smoking ban, the ... the organization does not believe smoking should be banned on UT's campus.

College considers smoking limits on campuses
Aztec Press - October 17, 2013

Tobacco and e-cigarette users at Pima Community College may soon find themselves ... The use of electronic cigarettes has exploded across the country and ...

Growing e-cig popularity has pros, cons
K-State Collegian - October 17, 2013

E-cigarettes have been known to help smokers who are trying to quit regular cigarettes. Kevin Terrill, junior in sociology, said he has found the benefits of using ...

GCCC trustees move toward tobacco-free campus
Garden City (KS) Telegram - October 16, 2013

At Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, by a unanimous vote, trustees directed the administration to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy by Jan. 1, 2014. Using the Student Government Association's most recent proposal for a tobacco-free campus, trustees ...

Hill: Tech should ban smoking, fight tobacco companies
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 16, 2013

As long as U.S. tobacco corporations are able to promote their death sticks to 13-year olds in Beijing or Thailand with a picture of the Marlboro man riding on the side of a dilapidated tourist bus, people aren’t making a choice. They ...

Silva: Ban would stifle freedom, have enforcement issues
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 16, 2013

I fear the enforcement will either be underenforced, leaving the policy to be a big waste of time, or it will lead to Tech Police Department, or whoever is left to enforce the new policy, to infringe on our personal privacy while on campus.

Editorial: No to the smoking ban
Independent Collegian (University of Toledo) - October 16, 2013

...The smart thing to do here would be to enforce the smoking restrictions already in place, and make those areas more comfortable. UT could have police or parking enforcement or possibly even create a mini-smoking task force to encourage smokers to stay ...

Q&A: Mason talks government shutdown, UI apartments, and E ...
UI The Daily Iowan - October 16, 2013

Q&A: Mason talks government shutdown, UI apartments, and E-Cigarettes .... DI: Last week, the UI Faculty Council debated where electronic cigarettes fit into the ...

SGA takes up smoking ban again, higher green fee
Red and Black-by randy schafer - October 16, 2013

Outside the Jittery Joe's entrance of the Miller Learning Center, a no smoking sign has been vandalized, removing the "no" from the disclaimer. The SGA senate ...

Campus to Host Several Tobacco-free Events During November
UC Riverside - October 16, 2013

Campus to Host Several Tobacco-free Events During November. Highlights include Clear Air Expo on Nov. 6th and Great American Smokeout Mock Funeral on ...

Coker college going smoke-free in 2014
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC - October 15, 2013

"The move for our campus to become smoke-free mirrors that of many other campuses across the country," said Jason Umfress, dean of students. "It is important ...

Personal vaporizers offer alternative to cigarettes
Oklahoma Daily - October 15, 2013

These are banned on campus. Since OU's smoking ... Although the smoking ban is still in effect, there is one trendy alternative to smoking cigarettes on campus. ...

Smoking: a right or an annoyance?
USD Vista - October 15, 2013

USD allows smoking on its campus, despite the recent ban by the University of ... should this campus follow the UC system in banning smoking on campus, ...

Campus smoking ban considered; favored by Academic Senate
Lariat Saddleback College - October 15, 2013

In the policy, cigars, cigarettes and pipes would be banned from campus, along ... by the recent smoking ban that took effect at California State University, Fullerton, ... Iowa is the only state to have passed legislation banning smoking on both ...

Smoking rules should be more strictly enforced
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - October 15, 2013

But let's be real: For us nonsmokers, it's just a huge inconvenience. Although I'm not completely in favor of a full campus-wide smoking ban, something has to be ...

UC Campuses To Become Smoke, Tobacco-Free as of January 2014
Daily Nexus - October 15, 2013

UCSB is currently making the shift to going totally smoke-and-tobacco-free, as all universities in the 10-campus UC system will be officially designated as ...

Ball State smoking ban one of strictest in Indiana
Ball State Daily News - October 15, 2013

The type of limited smoking ban formerly used at Ball State is similar to what is ... Some of them also point to a state law that bans smoking near doorways when ...

Colleges consider whether e-cigarettes are covered by bans on smoking: smoking loophole
Inside Higher Ed - October 14, 2013

As the use of electronic cigarettes grows, colleges are trying to determine whether the products fall under their tobaccofree policies, many of which were adopted before the new form of smoking took off. ... Of the 1,178 campuses that enacted smoke-free policies as of July 2013, 793 are tobacco-free, according to the Americans for NonSmokers’ Rights Foundation. Many of the tobacco-free policies explicitly bar e-cigarettes. ...

OUR VIEW: Reasonable idea, rough execution
Ball State Daily News - October 14, 2013

Since then, neighborhoods and students — both smokers and nonsmokers — have disapproved, some even through formal complaints sent to administrators.

Students, staff urged to take survey about tobacco-free campus
Washington University Record - October 14, 2013

Human Resources and Student Health Services are urging students and staff to complete a new survey about Washington University in St. Louis' tobacco-free ...

Student Senate at the University of Northern Colorado conducts ...
University of Northern Colorado The Mirror - October 14, 2013

A smoking ban on campus would mean just that: no one would be allowed to ... “I feel like banning cigarettes would cause a problem because there's a lot of ...

Hookah lounges pervasive near UA campus
Arizona Daily Star - October 11, 2013

Hookahs are water pipes used to smoke flavored tobacco. ... say hookah smokers are at risk for the same kinds of diseases caused by cigarette smoking. ... Hookah is not a safe alternative to cigarettes, a spokesman for a Phoenix-based ...

E-cigs make debut on campus
MENAFN.COM - October 11, 2013

E-cigs make debut on campus. Crowder College, Neosho, MO October 11, 2013 (The Sentry, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex) --Though ...

PCC administration submits new smoking restriction proposal
Tucson News Now - October 10, 2013

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima Community College may implement a policy to restrict smoking, e-cigarette and tobacco products to designated areas on campus.

Students split on ASG tobacco-free resolution
Daily Northwestern - October 10, 2013

A resolution that would ban tobacco products on campus brought before the Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday night has been receiving mixed reactions from students. .. Northwestern would join almost 800 tobacco-free college campuses if it adopts such a policy, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Tobacco users up in smoke over 2014 ban
UNR The Nevada Sagebrush (registration) (blog) - October 10, 2013

Weve had discussions on enforcement, said University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson. Some people, even student groups, have said, if you dont enforce it with hard sanctions no one will believe it. Thats not been the experience of other schools. In order to promote student health, the University of Nevada, Reno will be a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus beginning Oct. 1, 2014. According to university president Marc Johnson, citations will not be issued, but instead the university will rely on educational tools and social pressure to prevent smoking on campus. As of July 18, at least 1,178 college or university campuses have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free campus, according to no-smoke.org.

Smoke much?
keene-equinox - October 10, 2013

The smoke sifts through crowds, a puff escapes. One student exhales while another begins to cough. Keene State College students have expressed their opinions on the KSC tobacco smoking policy on campus, and a few feel that their fellow classmates are not aware of the rules or simply opt out of the given protocol. The KSC tobacco smoking policy on campus prohibits smoking anywhere within 25 feet of a building. The policy, approved by the Presidents Cabinet in August 2012, also includes tobacco-free areas. These areas include entrances and stairways to facilities, lines where students queue to buy tickets for campus events, bus stops and even seating areas outside the dining commons and student center, seeing as food is provided in both buildings. ...

SGA senators discuss smoking surveys, campus activities
Flor-Ala (subscription) - October 10, 2013

During last weeks meeting, the senators of the Student Government Association reviewed the results of a recent survey that may result in future legislation to make the campus tobacco-free. The senate will also be giving input into the hiring of new officers for the university police force. ...

U of I takes a look at e-cigarettes
DesMoinesRegister.com - October 10, 2013

The rising use of electronic cigarettes is sparking a conversation about the ... year, and that about one in five adult smokers had used electronic cigarettes. ...

C of C shouldn't follow the smoking-ban crowd
Charleston Post Courier - October 10, 2013

Earlier this year the Student Government Association at the College of Charleston began a debate as to whether the campus should be tobacco free. A resolution banning the use of all tobacco products on campus was presented to ... While it is true that other schools in the state have enacted tobacco bans, the ...

Iowa school looks to broaden smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
WQAD.com - October 9, 2013

The University of Iowa may be broadening its campus-wide smoking ban to include electronic cigarettes. Administrators met on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to ...

E-cigarette debate is smoking over lack of regulations
kwwl.com - October 9, 2013

E-cigs don't produce smoke, just vapor, so they aren't covered under Iowa's Smoke Free Air Act, put in place in 2008. Now many public spots which ban smoking ...

University of Iowa Considers Electronic Cigarette Ban
WOWT - October 9, 2013

Faculty and administrators at the University of Iowa are discussing whether to ban electronic cigarettes on the campus. Members of the university's Faculty ...

UI officials discuss ongoing e-cigarette debate
UI The Daily Iowan - October 9, 2013

While an escalating trend of nicotine vaporizers has encompassed the area, the University of Iowas smoke-free campus policy makes no mention of e-cigarettes.

SG to survey students about campus smoking ban
Independent Collegian - October 9, 2013

A Student Government-sponsored online survey, starting Oct. 14 and ending Oct. 28, is attempting to gather student response regarding a proposed university wide smoking ban. Available through students myUT portals, the survey asks students to consider extending the Health Science Campus' smoking prohibition over to UT's main campus and Scott Park campus.

E-cigarette ban blows smoke
UTA The Shorthorn - October 9, 2013

UTA reiterated that its tobacco ban policy includes electronic cigarettes, but it shouldnt. The campuswide tobacco ban, which went into effect Aug. 1, 2011, still elicits ire from current students and alumni. More than two years ago, arguments brewed about whether it was fair to enact such a ban. Currently, the debate is whether electronic cigarettes, which are a substitute for tobacco smoking, should be banned. Todays debate is less convoluted. The answer is no. University leadership should remove this aspect of the ban. ...

Smoking ban considered on campus
Prospectus - October 8, 2013

A Parkland affiliated task force is in the processing of connecting with students this semester regarding their opinions on banning smoking on campus. This has led to some controversy amongst students who feel that the ban will take away their rights. According to John Eby, Student Life Activities Program Manager and head of the Campus Smoking Policy Task Force, the issue has been discussed since the State of Illinois passed the Smoke Free Ilinois Act in 2008.

Tobacco-Free Initiative rekindles old debate
The Gustavian Weekly (blog) - October 4, 2013

Theres a growing trend on college campuses to completely ban smoking and tobacco use. The Gustavus Tobacco Free Initiative stems from this nationwide movement and advocates for a tobacco-free campus. The student-led group is partnering with the American Lung Association to support a campus wide tobacco ban.

Eastern looks to go tobacco free next year
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - October 3, 2013

Eastern will be a tobacco-free campus beginning in June of next year, President Michael Benson announced last week. The move would add Eastern to a list of nearly 1,200 schools nationwide that have banned tobacco or smoking on their campuses, according to an American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation study published in July.

UH Manoa to ban tobacco products on campus
KHON2 - October 3, 2013

Smoking will be banned throughout the University of Hawaii Manoa campus starting in January. The ban includes e-cigarettes and any other type of tobacco product.

Clearing the smoke: A challenge to CP and SGA
Vanguard Online (subscription) - October 3, 2013

How many times have you walked through the entrance of a campus building and been overwhelmed by the smell of cigarette smoke? How many areas do you avoid during your walking commute so that you dont inhale careless smokers secondhand smoke? Have you ever thought, How come no one enforces the smoking policy on campus?

Student health fee increases to aid smoking cessation
Stony Brook Statesman - October 3, 2013

As the legislation that aimed to ban tobacco on New York State campuses by Jan. 1, 2014 was put on hold, the $1.50 increase fee per semester for the Student Health Services will still cover nicotine cessation products, counseling and workshops for student smokers in addition to other programs, according to Program Evaluator for the Center for Prevention and Outreach Ahmed Belazi.

Right to Smoke? or Right to Fresh Air
SFA The Pine Log Online - October 2, 2013

The more controversial issue is the effects of second-hand smoke. Its one thing for someone to destroy their own body, but its something else when someones habits affect the health of those around them. The CDC goes on to say that second-hand smoke causes an estimated 46,000 premature deaths from heart disease each year in the U. S. among non-smokers. Unfortunately, 20 feet from any entrance is not only difficult to gauge, but also difficult to enforce. A petition is currently on the table to ban smoking entirely from campus. The following is an excerpt from the petitions page on change.org. The purpose of this petition is to show support for a smoke-free campus at Stephen F. Austin State University. Implementing a smoke-free policy will create a more positive campus environment and promote the well-being of all students, faculty, alumni, and visitors. As per American Nonsmokers Rights Foundations April 2013 report, 783 University & college campuses in the U.S. have already adopted a smoke free or tobacco free campus policy. This is a high time now that SFA also adopts a similar policy and sets an example demonstrating its commitment toward community health.

Ban the Butts
Chargerbulletin - October 2, 2013

Exactly 20 feet from the Charger Plaza on Campbell Avenue, its hard to miss the dozens of cigarette butts littering the sidewalk on your way out of the parking lot. Walking up the stairs near Bethel Hall is another familiar sight: several freshmen smoking cigarettes in between classes, crowded around an ash receptacle. Smoking on college campuses is nothing new; in fact, it has become an increasing epidemic amongst college-aged students, some of whom begin as early as high school. According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, one third (33 percent) of college students currently use tobacco productschewing tobacco, cigars and cigarettes to name a few. This is a jump from 1993 and 1997 where only 22 and 28 percent of students smoked cigarettes, respectively. Additionally, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed about 88 percent of adult smokers who smoke daily said they started smoking by the age 18. Due to this growing trend and the illnesses associated with smoking, smoking bans are becoming common throughout college campuses nationwide. A July 2013 report by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation listed 1,178 schools that have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policy. The University of New Haven has yet to make the list.

Univ gains center with $19M from FDA, NIH for tobacco research
Diamondback Online - October 2, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health are launching a Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at this university, one of 14 centers of its kind across the nation. The university received about $19 million from the two federal departments to fund the research.

Attitude Indicator: Now that campus has been tobacco-free for two ...
Horizons Newspaper, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - October 2, 2013

I know that teachers arent too happy about it. They cant take smoke breaks, leaving grumpy professors to teach us. Rachel Vogt, Freshman Transfer ** It helps me because I have asthma and it helps not having the second-hand smoke. I do a lot of physical activity and it helps to have the clean air. Josh Waltz, Freshman ...

Smoke-free OCC?
Coast Report - October 2, 2013

Cigarettes are an increasingly controversial subject and it seems as though whether you are a smoker or a non-smoker, you are stepping on someones toes. BP 3550 deals with the Drug and Smoke-Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program. This policy, in the past, has underlined a completely alcohol and drug free campus. However, it is now revised to also restrict the use of any tobacco product on campus, including but not limited to: cigarettes, pipes, cigars or smokeless/chewing tobacco. BP 3550 states a handful of reasons for this new potential ban, like the dangers of second-hand smoke or maintaining an educational and healthy environment. If this policy goes into effect, information about smoking-cessation programs would be provided to students as needed.

OCC may become smoke free
Coast Report - October 2, 2013

A change in Coast Community College District board policy may have Orange Coast College students looking for off-campus places for their smoke breaks.

Electronic cigarettes won't be prohibited
BG News - October 2, 2013

Electronic cigarettes won't be prohibited ... The cigarettes that are available in the unique flavors are actually electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.

Editorial: Ohio State tobacco ban won't be taken seriously without strict enforcement
OSU - The Lantern - October 2, 2013

If a campus-wide ban is created but not enforced, did it happen at all? Technically, when the ban is expected to be enforced in January 2014, rule-breakers won't be held to strict and immediate repercussions for smoking between ...

Life as a smoker at APU
The Clause - October 1, 2013

Contrary to the presumption that with a non-smoking campus comes non-smoking students, APU houses a smoking culture that is unseen to many. This is largely due to the negative connotation that smoking has throughout campus. Some students agree that APU should continue being a non-smoking campus due to the health risks and discomfort level of other students.

Student says university officials should ban tobacco on campus due ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - October 1, 2013

On Sept. 30, The Daily Orange Editorial Board published its opinion on the prospect of a campus-wide ban on tobacco use: there should not be one. Allow me to open up the other side of the argument The rights of smokers do not overpower the rights of non-smokers and vice versa. But the status quo is a complete domination of a minority over a majority. The university cannot stand by and let the rights of non-smokers be trampled on, let their health be negatively impacted and let its grounds be an example of a backward model.

University prepares smoking cessation resources for students and ...
Daily Illini - October 1, 2013

As the upcoming smoking ban rests on smokers minds, the University prepares to release its resource plans to help those who want to quit smoking. The ban will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

University has no policy for electronic cigarettes
Purdue Exponent - October 1, 2013

Disconnect between health officials and policy makers are to blame for the persistent lack of policies and legislation regulating electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, on Purdue's campus. Non-smokers advocating legislation regulating the use of tobacco products seem to be teaming with health officials to promote awareness for the importance of similar regulations against e-cigs.

Tobacco ban includes e-cigarettes
UTA The Shorthorn - October 1, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are included in UTAs tobacco-free policy on campus and are prohibited. The university sent an email to faculty and staff reinforcing the ban on electronic cigarettes on Monday. University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said e-cigarettes have always been included in the policy that went into effect in 2011.

TSC issues nonsmoking reminders
Brownsville Herald - October 1, 2013

Although Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas at Brownsville are separate entities, they are both still operating as tobacco-free campuses.

SU officials should not ban tobacco on campus, despite results of ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - September 30, 2013

Another factor in the decision to ban tobacco is the interaction between tobacco users and non-users and the potential for second-hand smoke. Still, this does ...

No to Tobacco-Free: An Unlikely Opportunity in Leadership
Cistern Yard - September 30, 2013

Earlier this year, the Student Government Association at the College of Charleston began a debate that is still under way. Should the campus be tobacco-free?

Saddleback College Academic Senate votes in approval of district ...
Lariat Saddleback College - September 27, 2013

Saddleback College Academic Senate votes in approval of district-wide smoking ban ... use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco will also be banned.

EKU announces move toward tobacco-free campus
Richmond Register - September 27, 2013

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson on Friday announced that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free ...

Kent State committee recommends campus-wide tobacco bans (with ...
Ravenna Record Courier - September 27, 2013

Kent State committee recommends campus-wide tobacco bans (with poll) ... Devon Workman and Eliott Golod think a campus-wide smoking ban at Kent State ...

Proposed Tobacco Ordinance for College of Charleston ...
Cistern Yard - September 27, 2013

Reporter Deneysha Richard takes a closer look into the proposed Tobacco Ordinance on the ... For immediate information regarding advertising opportunities at ...

Yale to open Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science
Yale Daily News (blog) - September 27, 2013

“While rates of cigarette use appear to have stabilized in the United States, these ... the 4,000 other constituents of tobacco and the new e-cigarettes — an electronic ... “Menthol, sugars and other tobacco flavors are important sensations that ...

SU forms task force to investigate having smoke-free campus
Daily Orange - September 26, 2013

The university's Campus Sustainability Committee has created a task force to explore the option of making the school a tobacco-free campus ... There are about 1,182 smoke-free campuses in the United States, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, a national lobbying organization for nonsmokers.

GRAFFT: Non-Smoker Supports the Right to Light Up
Daily Nexus - September 26, 2013

Instead of full-out banning cigarettes, the university should consider having clearly defined areas of campus where smoking is allowed, little corners of the outdoors where the smoke won’t impede other passersby. In some countries like Japan, there...

Guest column: Are we smoke-free?
Diamondback Online - September 26, 2013

On July 1, university President Wallace Loh announced a new policy that would make this university a smoke-free institution, noting this policy applies to ...

Editorial: Support the Tobacco Coalition's resolve
The Daily Eastern News - September 26, 2013

While Perry and the board of trustees have not decided to make Eastern a tobacco-free campus, there is a good possibility the Tobacco Coalition will remain to lobby with support from those interested in a more enforced smoking policy. Even if they are ...

AS Beat: Smoking ban and financial report
Daily Aztec - September 26, 2013

San Diego State will be implementing a new campus-wide smoking ban after getting the green light from university President Elliot Hirshman. The smoking ban ...

Smokers unhappy about ramifications of CSUF smoking ban
The Daily Titan - September 26, 2013

Rob Delisle said he began smoking ten years ago. He said it started as a social thing that he would only do at parties. Now, however, Delisle said when he can't ...

Smoking issue at BC not forgotten as new semester underway
Renegade Rip - September 26, 2013

Initially intended to go into effect this semester, Bakersfield College's smoking ban has been delayed due to administrative conflict between the Student ...

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated for Purdue facilities
Purdue Exponent - September 26, 2013

Electronic cigarettes are increasingly being used indoors, but that doesn't mean they should be legal to use inside Purdue facilities. Cigarette laws in the U.S. ...

Clarifying support for smoking ban on campus
The University of Alabama Crimson White - September 25, 2013

On Aug. 21, The Crimson White published an article by Andy McWhorter titled "University considers smoking ban; other Alabama schools lead the way.

No butts about it: smoking prohibited on campus in 2014
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - September 25, 2013

Smoking will not be allowed on campus after a policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on campus will be implemented on Jan ...

No exception made for e-cigarettes on campus
Richland Chronicle - September 25, 2013

No exception made for e-cigarettes on campus ... The first line states that “electronic cigarettes are not emission-free.” The advisory note also goes on to say that ...

ASUA has to consider all students' opinions
Arizona Daily Wildcat - September 24, 2013

Last week, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona failed to fulfill its primary mission of representing the UA student body. At their regular Wednesday meeting, ASUA members discussed a resolution supporting the Student Health Advocacy Committees Tobacco-Free UA Policy Implementation Plan. In the plan, SHAC members presented the findings of a 2012 Health and Wellness Survey administered by UA Campus Health Service, where 70.2 percent of undergraduate students said they supported making the UA campus tobacco-free.

Smoking ban goes up in smoke
Diamondback Online - September 24, 2013

For being a smoke-free campus, this university sure has a lot of cigarette butts lying around. After the Board of Regents, the 17-member board that sets university system policy, voted unanimously in July 2012 to ban smoking on all campuses in the University System of Maryland, I thought I would be free of tobaccos horrible odor and resulting lung irritation. Finally, I would be able to walk into McKeldin Library without wheezing. I would be free to leave my dorm windows open without the risk of secondhand smoke wafting in, and my eyes wouldnt itch constantly as I walked to class. Clearly, this was only wishful thinking.

Blowing Smoke: A look at OU's Non-Smoking Policy
Oaklandpostonline - September 23, 2013

OU's smoking ban, Policy 475, began Sept. 1, but smokers can still be spotted puffing away throughout campus. Smoke typically wafts through the air outside of ...

Coalition continues with smoke-free campaign
Daily Eastern News - September 23, 2013

Their goal is to make Eastern a tobacco-free campus for a cleaner environment. Last year, the Tobacco Coalition members presented an interest for the campus to be a smoke-free campus, like the University of Illinois, to the Faculty, Staff and Student Senate.

Move your butts: UGA smoking policy relies on student enforcement
Red and Black - September 23, 2013

The University of Georgia updated its smoking policy as recently as 2011, but a lack of enforcement has resulted in many students seeming unconcerned about the rules.

Smoking Ban Recommended for Kent State Campuses
Patch.com - September 23, 2013

Smokers and other tobacco users at Kent State University could be forced to quitat least while on campuswithin a few years if the college follows through with a recommendation to ban cigarettes and other such products. The university's Tobacco Free Campus Advisory Committee, which formed in fall 2012, issued its report to the president's cabinet this month after spending ...

Ohio State University Police will not enforce smoking ban
OSU - The Lantern - September 22, 2013

Ohio State University Police will not enforce smoking ban. September ... tobacco ban. Ohio State banned tobacco use on the Medical Center premises in 2006.

OUR VIEW: Smoking a problem for BSU's neighbors, but there is a solution
Muncie Star Press - September 22, 2013

building. There you'll find smokers lighting up. It's not a convenient place to smoke, but it's where smokers congregate because the university has rightfully banned all smoking ...

Dealing with addiction
Muncie Star Press - September 22, 2013

... was responsible for driving her off campus because of the decision to make the campus smoke free. Ball State does not drive people off campus to smoke, the addiction to ...

Tech tobacco-free policy extends to campus visitors
Daily Mining Gazette - September 20, 2013

HOUGHTON - On Sept. 3, Michigan Technological University went tobacco-free. Multiple signs are posted around campus to remind student, staff, faculty and ...

ASUA Senate votes against tobacco-free campus resolution
Arizona Daily Wildcat - September 19, 2013

A majority of the ASUA Senate voted against a resolution in support of a tobacco-free campus on Wednesday, putting it at odds with its president, as well as the Student Health Advocacy Committee.

New policy renders Vol State a tobacco-free campus
The Settler - September 19, 2013

Beginning Jan. 1, a new policy regarding tobacco use will take effect at Volunteer State Community College. According to the new policy, the usage of all tobacco or tobacco-like products will only be permitted in the parking lot areas 50 feet from any building.

Smoking cessation workshops held at CSUF or Students try to kick ...
The Daily Titan - September 19, 2013

With the smoking ban recently put into effect, Cal State Fullerton has expanded its programs to include workshops to help smokers quit. The first two workshops ...

SG to reconsider tabled smoking ban recommendation
The Alestle - September 19, 2013

Student Government will reconsider its previously tabled resolution Smoke-free Policy on Campus at its meeting 2 p.m. Friday in the Goshen Lounge. Student ...

Campus smoking ban pushes smokers onto private property
Daily Caller - September 19, 2013

Not content with banning smoking on all outdoor university property, ... Ball State University's smoking ban is resulting in noise, litter and a traffic hazard in an ...

Marshall's smoking ban leaves students with questions
MU The Parthenon - September 19, 2013

From bans on smoking around campus to all university owned grounds, even ... step in the initiative by successfully banning tobacco use in residence halls. ... why they banned electronic cigarettes, they don't create secondhand smoke and ...

Students React to New Smoking Ban
El Vaquero - September 18, 2013

Students React to New Smoking Ban ... Smoking was officially banned on campus earlier this year in April, much to the disdain of smokers, a GCC press release ...

CNM smoking ban includes e-cigs
KASA - September 18, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - CNM is joining a growing number of colleges going smoke-free except for designated outdoor areas, but the school is facing questions over the ban that began this fall. Should electronic cigarettes be included too? Arthur Dubay, who says he uses e-cigarettes as a more natural alternative, said, "It is almost opening up a different problem for a whole new group of people."

University smoking ban in best interest of campus
Daily Illini - September 17, 2013

University smoking ban in best interest of campus ... on the first day of the new year, smoking tobacco products on the University of Illinois campus will be banned. Upon hearing the news of the University smoking ban, I had mixed feelings.

No fines issued yet for Ball State smoking ban
Ball State Daily News - September 17, 2013

A smoker holds their cigarette in a spot off campus to abide by the smoking ban legislation. The University Police Department has received six complaints due to ...

Ball State smoking ban shifts the problem
Indianapolis Star - September 16, 2013

MUNCIE Ball State Universitys smoking ban is resulting in noise, litter and a traffic hazard in an adjacent residential neighborhood.

NIC: Tobacco-Free no more
North Idaho College Sentinel - September 16, 2013

NIC is no longer an entirely tobacco-free campus. Theres a compromise, said Dean of Students and Director of Health Services Linda Michals. Weve created some smoking areas for people to be able to smoke. Alex Harris, director of student development, said the large number of students that refused to obey the policy as well as popular demand were the main forces that brought about the change.

BSU tickets smokers for littering
Muncie Star Press - September 16, 2013

Ball State University's smoking ban is resulting in noise, litter, and a traffic hazard in an adjacent residential neighborhood.

Smoking policy should remain the same
PCC Courier - September 13, 2013

Recently The Board of Trustees approved a proposal by the Health and Safety Committee that will make Pasadena City College smoke-free beginning in ...

Tobacco-free helps all on campus
The Journal News | LoHud.com September 13, 2013

The widespread introduction of tobacco-free college campuses should come as a shock to no one. This is a concept that is almost 15 years in the making. Since 1999, colleges have been widely adopting smoke-free practices on their campuses. The move to a smoke-free campus has especially increased over the past three years. To date, 1,182 campuses are smoke-free and approximately 418 of these are 100 percent tobacco-free. The transition to a tobacco-free campus, while complicated, will result in improved health for both smokers and nonsmokers. In addition, the reduction in cigarette butt litter will result in a healthier environment. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, approximately 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts wind up as trash every year. As you can imagine, this poses a huge threat to aquatic animals, wildlife and pets.

WSU smoking policy soon to be enforced
The WSU Sign Post - September 12, 2013

Weber State University students who enjoy having a cigarette in the main corridor of campus or while they walk to their next class will soon be expected to smoke in designated areas. WSU officials are preparing to start enforcing the smoking policy, which came into effect November 2012.

ASUA Senate seeks student input on tobacco-free campus
Arizona Daily Wildcat (blog) - September 12, 2013

ASUA senators discussed a resolution to make the UA a tobacco-free campus at their weekly meeting Wednesday night. The Student Health Advocacy ...

Coe needs to step up anti-smoking efforts
The Gazette - September 12, 2013

The most recent Coe College alumni magazine contained three disturbing photos of our immediate past president publicly smoking cigars. It is troubling to learn that Coe has been tacitly endorsing the deadly addiction of tobacco, and especially at a Presbyterian school

Students using more e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 11, 2013

University of Minnesota staffer Brad Kaufman said he began smoking electronic cigarettes a few months ago because they contain fewer chemicals than regular ...

Emory Prompts Tobacco-Free Campus Trend
Wugatv - September 10, 2013

Georgia universities are motivated to adopt strict regulations on tobacco and smoking, following Emory University's decision to become tobacco-free in 2012.

Tobacco ban infringes on 'right to vice'
MU The Parthenon - September 10, 2013

For those of us who were around last year, the campus-wide smoking ban began ... However, my opposition to the ban is also a product of my belief in individual ...

PAYKAMIAN: Stricter smoking ban is overzealous, unnecessary
The East Tennessean (East Tennessee State University) - September 10, 2013

It would be even better to help keep our campus cleaner by putting ashtrays scattered in different places across the campus. Not only will students find the current system arbitrary, they will utterly refuse to comply and find other places to hoard ...

WSC Going Smoke Free
KMOT - September 9, 2013

It's a move more college's across the country are starting to make...going smoke free. Out of the 11 institutions in North Dakota, 10 of them are smoke free, and now Williston State College is going to make it 11. Last but not least. On November 1st of this year, Williston State College is going to be not only smoke free, but tobacco free. "It includes e-cigarettes, it includes chewing tobacco, any other kind of tobacco form, it is all forbidden to be on campus and being used on campus," said Williston State College Faculty Senate Chair Kim Weismann.

Change obvious at tobacco-free WSUV
The Columbian - September 9, 2013

The air is a little cleaner this year on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. The fresh air is thanks to a new policy prohibiting the use of all tobacco products on the Salmon Creek campus. The new rules, which went into effect Aug. 1, apply to students, staff, faculty and guests, and prohibit the use of tobacco and nicotine-delivery products not approved for cessation. The ban includes cigarettes, cigars, hookah, pipes, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Expelling tobacco: More Georgia colleges tighten rules to clear the air
The Augusta Chronicle - September 9, 2013

Some schools have stopped short of adopting this kind of tobacco-free rule. Instead they have implemented the somewhat less restrictive smoke-free rule.

Res. hall hookah use comes with restrictions
Northern Star Online - September 6, 2013

Smoking hookah by the residence halls can come with a price but it isnt necessarily illegal. Smoking hookah outside residence halls at night has become a social pastime for some students. DeKalb Police Corporal Curt Biarnesen, who has served on the force for 18 years, said this could violate a law which states that tobacco products like cigarettes and hookah must be used 15 feet away from any public entrance. Violations can result in students having to leave the premises or getting ticketed. First time I am dispatched or see it I give a verbal warning to inform that they are violating the law because sometimes people dont know. If I get dispatched again or see them again Ill issue a citation, said Biarnesen.

Oswego State moves smokers 5 more feet toward smoke-free
Oswegonian - September 6, 2013

Oswego State will be a smoke-free campus by 2014, a change many students welcome, though the details of the policy remain questionable. On April 19, the Oswego State websites campus news section featured a post on the new policy, indicating that starting in fall 2013, the smoking perimeter from the building entrance has been moved to 25 feet, from 20 feet in 2012. By 2014 the whole campus should be a smoke-free area. The policy follows the SUNY Board of Trustees approval of a comprehensive tobacco-free policy on all 64 SUNY campuses by Jan. 1, 2014 and Chancellor Nancy L. Zimphers task force for a tobacco-free SUNY.

Stony Brook University Axes Tobacco-Free Initiative For Now
Patch.com - September 5, 2013

Stony Brook University officials have scrapped plans to ban the use of all tobacco products on its properties beginning in 2014 at least until the state legislature takes action on a formal ban, according to a report published this week by campus newspaper The Statesman. The ban was set to bring SBU into compliance with state legislation that would have outlawed the use of tobacco products on all SUNY campuses legislation that failed to pass during the state legislature's most recent session according to The Statesman. While the university announced plans last year to go tobacco-free in 2014, it will not move forward with it at this time.

Cal State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement ...
Daily Sundial - September 5, 2013

Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco products. This may be a path CSUN could soon take. About 1,182 schools nationwide have applied smoking bans. Of those schools, 800 have banned all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR), the leading national lobbying organization for nonsmokers rights.

Group hopes to make UAA campus smoke-free
Juneau Empire (subscription) - September 5, 2013

ANCHORAGE Students and faculty are behind a push to make the University of Alaska Anchorage the first smoke-free campus in the state. The goal is to get ...

ISU enforces, city mulls smoking ban
Idaho State Journal - September 5, 2013

POCATELLO While officials at Idaho State University take steps to implement a no smoking policy on the campus, the city of Pocatello is looking at a smoking ban in public areas and taverns.

Lit tobacco ban shuffles smokers around campus as fall classes ...
Diamondback Online - September 5, 2013

With this university's smoking ban in effect, smoke in the air is now more isolated ... This university banned lit tobacco products in July as part of a University ...

SG vote on smoking ban recommendation looming
The Alestle - September 5, 2013

Student Government is set to vote Friday on Senate Resolution 14-08-01, which would recommend a smoking ban on campus, if passed.

Smoking ban too severe, designated areas a better option
The Alestle - September 5, 2013

Yet, an all-out ban would be ineffective at best, and heavy-handed at worst. ... Banning cigarettes would turn campus police into an anti-smoking squad. Instead ...

University should ban e-cigs
Minnesota Daily - September 5, 2013

As the University of Minnesota and Boynton Health Services work toward a smoke-free campus, they would be wise to follow suit and ban e-cigarettes as well.

No smoking policy now enforced
easttennessean.com (subscription) - September 5, 2013

East Tennessee State Universitys no smoking policy will be more strictly enforced this semester.

Are smoking bans working at Marshall and WVU?
West Virginia Public Broadcasting - September 5, 2013

With smoking bans at both of the states largest higher education institutions in full effect since July 1, its now that students are back on both campuses that the real test begins.

Campus to become smoke free
PCC Courier - September 4, 2013

The Board of Trustees has approved a proposal by the Health and Safety Committee that will make the campus smoke free beginning on January 1 of next year. Buzcko says among the things now banned are cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bongs, and smokeless devices like the electronic cigarette; chewing tobacco, however, is still permitted on campus.

Auburn's smoking ban, fresh air or just a drag?
The Auburn Plainsman - September 4, 2013

Students may be fuming over Auburn University's new policy to ban tobacco products and ... smoking areas on campus and by banning all smoke-able tobacco products. The bans included cigarettes, cigars, tobacco pipes, hookahs and e-cigarettes. ... It's not banned at all; there are spots for it in the Magic Kingdom.

Michigan Tech campus goes tobacco-free
Iron Mountain Daily News - September 4, 2013

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) Classes started this week at Michigan Technological University on what's now a tobacco-free campus. WLUC-TV reports ...

University smoking ban pointless
BG News - September 3, 2013

This email is in reply to the column entitled, Smoking ban will infringe on students' rights, which appeared in the Aug. 30, 2013 edition of The BG News.

UC System Bans Smoke, Tobacco From Campuses
NBC 7 San Diego - September 1, 2013

Up until now, smoking was allowed on the UCSD campus in certain areas and under certain restrictions. The new ban also extends to properties owned and ...

UMBC's ban on smoking is for the best
Retriever - August 31, 2013

Walking onto campus for the first time this summer, I was honestly surprised by the fresh and smoke-free atmosphere. Sitting outside the University Center was ...

Lewis-Clark State College's smoking ban pushes smokers to the parking lots ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - August 30, 2013

Less than a week into the school year, cigarette butts are already piling up in the parking lots designated as the last refuges for smokers on the Lewis-Clark State College campus. "Butts, butts, butts - they're everywhere," said LCSC student Beau Wakefield of Lewiston. "If my yard looked like this I'd be pissed."

Smoking ban will infringe on students' rights
BG News - August 30, 2013

Beginning next year, Bowling Green State University will attempt to accomplish a very difficult task: tell 35 percent of the student body that they can no longer freely smoke on campus.

Students question tobacco-free policies
NKU The Northerner Online - August 29, 2013

Freshmen coming to NKU's campus this fall have to adapt to college life as well as the university's enforcement of the new tobacco-free policy beginning in ...

Oregon Tech Clean Air Policy Begins Fall Term 2013
Oregon Institute of Technology - August 29, 2013

Oregon Tech will begin to see cleaner air beginning Fall Term 2013 as the university passed a policy on May 28, 2013 to maintain a tobacco free campus.

UMSL's Put It Out Day part two: Still seriously tobacco-free
UMSL Daily - August 29, 2013

The University of Missouri St. Louis launched the UMSL Seriously Tobacco-Free campaign in January. Spring and summer classes have since come and gone, ...

UTSA campuses are now tobacco-free and smoke-free with a few ...
UTSA Today - August 30, 2013

(Aug. 29, 2013) -- The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and smoke-free status began June 1, 2013. Essentially, the UTSA campuses are now ...

SG lights up smoking debate
The Alestle - August 27, 2013

At their first meeting of the fall semester Friday, Student Government announced Senate Resolution 14-08-01 that would recommend a campus-wide ban on smoking. According to SG Vice President Nasir Almasri, the resolution titled Smoke-free Policy on Campus would not necessarily become SIUEs official policy if the Senate votes to pass the resolution at their next meeting in two weeks. SIUE administration had instructed SG to vote on the resolution to gauge student opinion ...

University campus smoking bans: Editorial cartoon
Plain Dealer - August 27, 2013

University campus smoking bans: Editorial cartoon ... I've been wondering what university boards have been smoking when they sign-off on compensation ...

CSU tobacco ban ignites debate: News Comments of the Day
Plain Dealer - August 26, 2013

When I went to CSU many years ago we could smoke almost everywhere. ... Property owners have a right to impose restrictions regardless if it is a campus or a ...

Cleveland State University is tobacco-free as smokers light up off campus
Plain Dealer - August 26, 2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A warm sun and light breeze welcomed smokers who had to leave Cleveland State University's tobacco-free campus to have a cigarette.

Cleveland State adopts the strictest college tobacco ban to date
WKSU News - August 26, 2013

All state universities have banned smoking in campus buildings, but most still allow ... Cleveland State spokesman Joe Mosbrook says the Cleveland State ban, ...

ASU, smokers grapple with tobacco ban
KPHO Phoenix - August 26, 2013

Arizona State is the latest higher education institution to implement a tobacco ban on its campuses. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the country ...

Cleveland State University campus-wide tobacco ban is now in ...
Plain Dealer (blog) - August 26, 2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Anyone who lights up a cigarette outside a building at Cleveland State University today will be told politely and firmly to snuff out their butt because the entire campus is tobacco-free. Nearly 1,200 colleges nationwide have gone tobacco or smoke-free as concerns are raised about the detrimental effects of tobacco on the health of employees and students, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Cal State Fullerton becomes the CSU systems first smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 26, 2013

Ashtrays and designated smoking areas have been replaced with no smoking signs as Cal State Fullerton became the first 100 percent smoke-free campus in ...

Facilities employees looking for clarity on smoking ban
GW Hatchet (subscription) - August 26, 2013

One month after GW banned smoking on campus, University employees most impacted by the policy say they have been told little about how it will be enforced.

Enforcement varies at more than 1000 colleges that ban smoking
GW Hatchet (subscription) - August 26, 2013

As GW rolls out its smoke-free campus policy this fall, it follows suit of colleges nationwide that are mostly ignoring the question of how to enforce their smoking bans. More than 1,000 colleges now prohibit smokers from lighting up in campus spaces, though most administrations, including GW's, stress that they're seeking to create a "culture change" through peer education rather than punishments.

Malecka: ASU's tobacco-free policy what a conundrum
East Valley Tribune - August 25, 2013

Arizona State University has banned the use of tobacco products on its property, and its enforcement is something difficult to imagine in the bustling university towns at the heart of communities like Tempe, southeast Mesa and Downtown Phoenix. The move is aligned with the Tobacco-free College Campus initiative, a national program under the guise of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ASU is now among the nearly 800 educational institutions that have implemented such a policy, according to a tally by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.

College campus goes smoke-free
MyFoxOrlando.com August 25, 2013

Signs touting a smoke-free campus will greet students and staff as they return to Seminole State College campuses Monday. According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights approximately 1,200 colleges and universities across the country are smoke-free.

Staff Editorial: Smoke ban sparks awareness
The Miami Hurricane - August 25, 2013

Students and faculty have returned this fall to a smoke-free campus. On Aug. 1, all designated smoking zones were removed to completely phase out smoking ...

Pittsburg State University moves closer to smoke-free campus
KFDI August 24, 2013

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) Pittsburg State University is getting closer to snuffing out smoking. The Joplin Globe reports President Steve Scott says there's "clearly an interest'' in accepting a task force recommendation that the campus go tobacco free.

Pittsburg State University task force advises smoke free campus
Topeka Capital Journal - August 24, 2013

The Joplin Globe (http://is.gd/50NgOp ) reports that President Steve Scott says there's clearly an interest in accepting a task force recommendation that the ...

Promoting clean air
Daily American Online - August 23, 2013

Students and visitors to the Allegany College of Marylands Somerset County Campus will notice a new sign at the entrance announcing a campus-wide tobacco ban. Ronald Bayer and Kathleen Bachnynski, researchers at Columbias Mailman School of Public Health, write in the current issue of the journal Health Affairs that tobacco bans are part of a concerted effort to de-normalize smoking to increasingly restrict the places in which smoking can take place.

Smoke-free initiative enters final stage
The Miami Hurricane - August 23, 2013

To light up a cigarette, students will now have to leave campus perimeter because as of Aug. 1, Phase III of the Smoke-Free Campus Initiative has begun, ...

Seminole State goes tobacco free on Monday
Orlando Sentinel (blog) - August 23, 2013

Seminole State College of Florida will be tobacco free when classes begin Monday, as a ban on all tobacco use goes into effect. The college's board of trustees approved the anti-tobacco policy in April, joining more than 1,000 colleges nationwide that have banned tobacco use on their campuses, officials said. ...

Lewis-Clark State College goes smoke-free
Lewis-Clark State College - August 23, 2013

Lewis-Clark State College will soon be a non-smoking campus. The College has adopted a new smoke-free "Fresh Air" policy that prohibits smoking on any College property on Normal Hill, indoors or outdoors, except in five designated parking lots located around the perimeter of the campus, along 4th Street, 5th Street, and 11th Avenue. The new policy takes effect on the first day of fall classes, Monday, August 26.

Auburn to Become a Smoke-Free Campus
University Herald - August 22, 2013

Efforts to introduce a smoke-free place have been underway since 2010. "On Aug. 21, the smoking prohibition will be expanded to cover all university grounds, ...

New policy pushes UD towards smoke-free campus
Flyer News - August 22, 2013

The survey revealed two-thirds of students and staff polled supported a smoke-free campus. When we asked about designated smoking areas, the idea ...

Editorial: USC smoking ban sets fine example others should follow
The State - August 22, 2013

Columbia, SC GOVERNMENT needs an incredibly strong justification to tell people how to run their businesses and what they can and can't do on their ...

USC Going Tobacco Free
Abccolumbia.com - August 21, 2013

The smoking ban went into effect back in 2006, Now University officials say they're trying to encourage more of their students and staff to live healthier lifestyles ...

CU Boulder goes smoke free -- mostly
The Denver Channel - August 19, 2013

However, it's not a complete ban yet. Smoking is still allowed in designated areas until December. Then school officials will evaluate the program and determine if the designated smoking areas should be eliminated. ...

OU poised to ban tobacco throughout campus
Athens NEWS - August 19, 2013

Smokers on the Ohio University campus in Athens are being put on notice: Your days of stepping out of dormitories or other campus buildings for a cigarette are numbered at least if you want to do it legally. OU is going tobacco-free, Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi confirmed on Friday, revealing that he will present a plan for such to the OU Board of Trustees next Thursday.

WVU Smoking Ban's Unintended Consequences
wajr - August 19, 2013

Morgantown leaders have been meeting with West Virginia University officials to deal with an unintended consequence of the university's campus-wide smoking ban. Since the ban was implemented on July 1, smokers have been forced off-campus to light up. Some city residents living near campus have complained that smokers now congregate on sidewalks and in front of houses.

Fall semester starts at WVU with new tobacco ban in place
West Virginia MetroNews - August 19, 2013

The new semester will get started Monday at West Virginia University with a new smoking ban in effect. That ban kicked in on July 1 while many students were ...

Smoking ban at American University will now cover outdoors, too
Washington Post (blog) August 16, 2013

American Universitys ban on smoking went into effect Thursday throughout its Northwest Washington campus except for three outdoor spots, where smokers will be able to light up a few more months to help them through the transition. Nationwide, the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation estimates that nearly 1,200 college and university campuses have gone smoke-free. Montgomery ...

Clark campus tobacco free
Central Kentucky News - August 14, 2013

As of Monday, the Winchester-Clark County campus of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College System officially became tobacco-free.

Ohio State Set To Go Tobacco-Free January 1st
WOSU Public Media - August 13, 2013

It's been a little more than a year since the Ohio Board of Regents asked the state's public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco use on campuses. Some ...

Live Remote: Rally for Wellness- Tobacco Free Campus
WOSU Public Media - August 13, 2013

Were broadcasting today from OSUs Rally for Wellness! Ohio States campus-wide tobacco ban will take effect when classes begin in a week. The university is one of almost 1,200 around the country that have outlawed tobacco products on school grounds, although OSU plans to wait until January to begin penalizing violators. This hour well talk to the OSU bans originators, and to people who arent sure it will make for a healthier campus.

Missouri Valley College to become smoke-free campus
The Marshall Democrat-News - August 12, 2013

On July 26, the Missouri Valley College board of trustees approved a proposal to make Missouri Valley College a smoke-free campus effective Monday, Aug. 12. MVC's previous smoking policy prohibited smoking inside any of the college's facilities. The new policy prohibits smoking both indoors and outdoors on all MVC campus properties. The policy applies to all students, faculty, staff and other persons on campus. The only exception to the policy is the Viking Tailgate Zone, when College events are held there.

Ozarks Technical Community College will mark 10 years of being ...
Springfield News-Leader - August 12, 2013

At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ozarks Technical Community College will celebrate 10 years of being a tobacco-free campus. We are proud to mark the 10th anniversary of OTC taking a leadership role in removing tobacco from all of our campuses and centers, said OTC Chancellor Hal Higdon. In 1999, only one college in the country was tobacco-free. That same year, OTC decided it would join the California institution and took steps to banish tobacco products from all its campuses and centers.

Voorhees College becomes a tobacco-free campus
The Times and Democrat - August 10, 2013

DENMARK In accordance with its healthy campus initiative, Voorhees College has joined a growing number of college campuses in South Carolina and throughout the nation who have adopted tobacco-free campus policies. Beginning Sept. 1, Voorhees College will implement its tobacco-free campus initiative.

USC tobacco ban starts Jan. 1
The State - August 9, 2013

COLUMBIA The University of South Carolinas Columbia campus will go tobacco free on Jan. 1, school president Harris Pastides announced Friday. Nearly 1,200 colleges nationwide have gone tobacco or smoke free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Controversial outdoor smoking ban
WWLP 22News - August 9, 2013

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Smoking bans have doubled across the country in the last five years. 22News talked to students at UMass Amherst, where there is no smoking allowed on campus, to see how the smoking ban works for them.

Northwest-Shoals Going Smoke Free on Campuses
whnt.com - August 8, 2013

As students of Northwest-Shoals Community College arrive on campus to get their schedules and pick up their books for the fall semester, they will be receiving a message from school leaders. Northwest recently joined nearly 1,200 universities and colleges in the United States who have banned smoking on school campuses.

Ohio State's tobacco ban begins with fall classes
Canton Repository - August 8, 2013

An Ohio State University spokesman says the all-campus tobacco ban will begin when classes resume later this month but officials want to give it time to sink in.

OSU to remind studentsof campus smoking ban
Toledo Blade - August 8, 2013

COLUMBUS Ohio State plans to kick off its all-campus tobacco ban when ... the school to have a policy banning smoking and the use of all tobacco by Aug. 1.

Smoke-free is right plan for college ($$)
Princeton Times Leader - August 7, 2013

The entire Kentucky State University campus is going smoke-free. We applaud, congratulate and give a hearty pat on the back to the eight regents who voted for the policy (and question the two regents who voted against such an obvious health-related decision). Smoking has been banned in public places in the city of Frankfort since 2006 and in Franklin County since 2012.

Updated smoking policy is a pain in the ashtray
Oaklandpostonline - August 7, 2013

Oakland Universitys updated Non-Smoking Policy 475, updated November 2012, will officially be underway as of the Fall 2013 semester. Smoking, which OU defines as the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance that contains Tobacco [sic], will be completely banned on the campus grounds.

Oakland's smoking ban is not a smoker's choice
Oaklandpostonline - August 6, 2013

With the start of the Fall 2013 semester, Oakland University will be smoke-free. Here's what you need to know: The non-smoking policy, Policy 475, states: ...

Ohio State delays enforced ban on tobacco until 2014
OSU - The Lantern - August 6, 2013

Former Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said the university would implement a new tobacco-free policy by Aug. 1, but according to OSU Media Relations, enforcement of the implemented ban is being delayed until 2014. Were unveiling the initiative this semester and the actual policy well unveil in January 2014, said OSU spokesman Gary Lewis Tuesday.

SBCC now tobacco free
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - August 5, 2013

As of Monday, Santa Barbara Community College is a tobacco-free and smoke free campus. For the past nine years, the campus had designated smoking areas ...

UL To Go Smoke-Free in 2014
KATC Lafayette News-Aug - August 5, 2013

UL and other public universities in Louisiana will go smoke-free in 2014. A new law passed during the legislative session requires all public colleges to develop a smoke-free policy. The law also bans cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, and oral tobacco products.

Campus clears the air
The Augusta Chronicle - August 3, 2013

The American Lung Association in Georgia congratulates Georgia Military Colleges Augusta campus for going tobacco-free effective Aug. 1. This is a great step forward for the college and for Augusta.

Butler Community College hopes tobacco-free policy will serve as ...
Wichita Business Journal (blog) - August 2, 2013

He hopes the policy, which took effect Thursday, will serve as a model for other higher education institutions. Butler's tobacco-free policy applies to all of its ...

CSUF: No Smoking at School
MyFox Los Angeles - August 1, 2013

A new ban on smoking at Cal State Fullerton makes the school the first in the Cal State system to prohibit lighting up.

No butts about it: ASU campuses go smoke-free
MyFox Phoenix - August 1, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University students will need to think twice before lighting up on campus. A smoking ban begins on all ASU campuses and buildings on Thursday.

MCTC becomes tobacco-free
Ledger Independent - August 1, 2013

Effective today, Aug. 1, Maysville Community and Technical College joins a growing number of colleges and universities across the country that have adopted a tobacco-free policy.

Finlandia University goes tobacco free
UpperMichigansSource.com - August 1, 2013

HANCOCK -- Finlandia University announced on Thursday that it is now tobacco-free.

Smoke free environment coming to SCCC
WXXA - July 31, 2013

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Schenectady County Community College becomes a smoke free environment beginning September 1st.

New policy pushes UD toward smoke-free campus
Flyer News - July 31, 2013

The University of Dayton will be implementing a new smoking policy on campus due to feedback from students and faculty, according to a school official.

Another Alabama university moves to ban tobacco campus-wide
The Birmingham News - al.com - July 31, 2013

Another public university in Alabama is moving to permanently ban smoking on all campus properties. Alabama State University President William Harris said today he is using his executive authority to temporarily ban the use of all tobacco products campus-wide. …

POV: Campus smoking ban ill-conceived
Spotlight News - July 31, 2013

Recently, the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a ban on smoking on state ... myself, I began to wonder about the logistics behind campus-wide smoking bans.

Kentucky State Becomes Tobacco Free Campus
University Herald - July 30, 2013

Kentucky State University Board of Regents has approved an anti-tobacco policy, effective Thursday that prohibits tobacco use in all buildings, events and around parking lots within the campus.

Kentucky State University goes smoke free
WKYT - July 29, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State University is going tobacco free across campus. The new policy takes effect on Thursday and prohibits tobacco use in all university buildings, at events and inside vehicles parked at the university. ...

Readers say no, University of Alabama should not follow Auburn ...
al.com - July 29, 2013

Last week, nearly 62 percent of readers responding to an AL.com poll agreed with Auburn's move to ban campus smoking, with only 37 percent voting they did ...

Local colleges going smoke-free this week
Daytona Beach News-Journal - July 28, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Thursday will join hundreds of other universities nationally that are emphasizing a healthier lifestyle by making their campuses smoke or tobacco free.

Most readers agree with Auburn University campus-wide smoking ban
The Birmingham News - July 26, 2013

Auburn University announced Thursday it is banning smoking on all campus ... The ban comes after Auburn University banned smoking within 25 feet of any ...

UAB has strict tobacco-free hiring policy
CBS42 - July 25, 2013

Auburn University announced Thursday that its campus would be smoke-free on August 21, 2013. While the change may sound like a drastic move, its certainly not the first move in that direction on campuses in Alabama. The University of Alabama Birmingham is another smoke free campus in the state. As of July 1, UAB Hospital will not hire anyone who smokes. Random blood tests are also being conducted on employees hired after July 1.

Auburn University to ban smoking campus-wide on recommendation ...
The Birmingham News - July 25, 2013

University officials announced today they are banning the smoking of all tobacco ... 21, comes after Auburn officials banned smoking within 25 feet of any ...

UF residence halls to receive inaugural smoke-free certification
Gainesville Sun - July 23, 2013

University of Florida's residence halls will be the first living spaces to be recognized under Tobacco Free Florida's new Smoke Free Certification Program.

Rio Rican works to make ASU tobacco-free
Nogales International - July 23, 2013

Megan Wittenberg of Rio Rico, a senior kinesiology major at Arizona State University, is playing a key role in transforming one of the largest public universities in the country into a tobacco-free institution. They took over the reins of the tobacco-free campaign in 2011, AND in November 2012, ASU announced its plans of becoming a tobacco-free university beginning Aug. 1, 2013. ...

Auburn University Goes Smoke-Free, Policy Stands on Game Day
WNCF - July 23, 2013

Beginning August 21st, Auburn University will be a smoke-free campus, meaning smoking will be banned on all property owned or leased by the university.

OUR VIEW: Auburn University puts up no smoking sign
Gadsden Times July 22, 2013

The air in the Loveliest Village of the Plain ideally will be a little cleaner when fall semester classes begin Aug. 21 at Auburn University. Data compiled by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation showed, as of July 8, 1182 US colleges listed as smoke-free and 798 as tobacco-free.

3Qs: What to know about Northeastern's smoke- free policy
News@Northeastern - July 22, 2013

The Northeastern community will start to see new signage about the policy in the next couple of weeks. That goes for all our campuses, including Seattle and Charlotte, N.C. Ashtrays will also be removed. In addition, were educating our incoming students during their summer orientation and holding a series of trainings for faculty and staff. We look forward to helping people understand the parameters of the policy, which we know may take a little time.

WVU Asks for Public Input on New Smoking Ban
WBOY-TV - July 19, 2013

In the wake of its new smoking ban, West Virginia University is asking for public input on its effectiveness. WVU is asking residents to voice any concerns about the policy as well as offer any suggestions.

Auburn University-Smoking Ban/Auburn
Tv24 - July 19, 2013

School officials say smoking will still be allowed in cars on campus, as long as the windows are rolled up. The idea for a smoke-free campus began with a ...

Western Michigan University considers going tobacco-free
The Detroit News - July 18, 2013

Western Michigan University may join a long list of campuses that have become tobacco-free. A committee formed to examine the issue recommended Thursday to the Board of Trustees that the campus go tobacco-free on Sept. 1, 2014. Nationally, 1,182 campuses are 100 percent tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, which tracks the issue.

Group presents its tobacco-free campus recommendation
WMU News - July 18, 2013

A committee formed to study the possibility of turning Western Michigan University into a tobacco-free campus unveiled its affirmative recommendation during the July 18 meeting of the WMU Board of Trustees.

Western Michigan University proposes going tobacco-free as of ...
Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com - July 18, 2013

KALAMAZOO, MI Western Michigan University could become a tobacco-free campus as soon as September 2014, if a plan recommended at Thursday's Board ...

AU Students React to University Smoking Ban
WLTZ 38 NBC - July 18, 2013

A new policy starting at the end of August bans smoking of tobacco products, including ... So, I don't know if they should ban it completely all over campus."

Auburn University to become smoke-free campus beginning Aug. 21
The Republic - July 17, 2013

The Opelika-Auburn News reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1as5FTO ) that four campus groups passed resolutions to make Auburn a smoke-free campus.

Research lab able to use tobacco on campus despite recent ban
The Daily Athenaeum - July 17, 2013

Blank's lab is equipped with negative pressure ventilation to guide smoke outside. ... Blank said she believes the smoking ban will help lessen the chance of ...

Editorial: Tobacco ban a positive step for WVU
Daily Athenaeum - July 17, 2013

Despite this, many are now complaining about the policy, with some smokers ... But smoking in public spaces, where you will not only be harming yourself, but ...

WVU's Smoking Ban Affecting Morgantown Neighborhoods
wajr - July 17, 2013

The recently instituted smoking ban on WVU's campus is having some unintended consequences on the city of Morgantown. Since smoking is no longer allowed ...

WVU smoking ban causes headaches for others
Westport-News - July 18, 2013

MORGANTGOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia University's new smoking ban is causing headaches for residents and businesses near its campuses.

Morgantown Residents: Smokers From WVU Are Invading Our ...
WDTV - July 17, 2013

It's been about three weeks since the smoking ban at West Virginia University went into effect. It looks like the ban might be having some consequences that no ...

University releases more information on upcoming smoke-free ...
The Auburn Plainsman - July 16, 2013

With six weeks before the University is scheduled to become a smoke-free campus, Health Promotion and Wellness Services released more information about ...

No smoking: UPMC's new tobacco policy makes sense
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - July 16, 2013

One of the more incongruous sights in life -- and one of the most disturbing -- is health-care workers outside medical property indulging in the health-destroying habit of smoking. UPMC plans to do something about it.

Statewide bans boost smoke-free campus momentum
USA Today - July 9, 2013

... There are about 1,180 schools with 100% smoking bans, according to the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR). Of these, about 800 campuses ban all forms of tobacco. Originally starting on the community college level, the smoke-free trend is now growing larger. In recent years, more university systems and even state governments are considering and passing bans affecting multiple campuses at once, said Liz Williams, project manager for ANR. "With the college campuses, states are recognizing the fact that this is a good way to encourage people to have healthier tobacco-free lifestyles," she said. ...

Editorial: Smokers at UMass Amherst starting to feel the heat
MassLive.com - July 9, 2013

Folks now understand that quitting smoking is the one sure-fire way to improve ... Public-service advertisements, restrictions on tobacco ads and a host of other ...

Mizzou finishes first smoke-free week
KBIA - July 8, 2013

The university is encouraging people across campus to speak up to inform violators that the university is now smoke-free. Continual student offenders will be ...

Springfield leading the way on colleges, universities that limit or ban ...
Springfield News-Leader - July 7, 2013

I am writing in response to your opinion in the News-Leader titled Public smoking ban pays off. Your sentiment regarding the smoking ban is shared by me and ...

University of Missouri-Columbia finishes phasing in smoking ban
The Tribune - July 6, 2013

The plan had been in the works since 2009 when Chancellor Brady Deaton announced a plan to become a smoke-free campus within five years. As part of the ...

City College Bans Smoking
Santa Barbara Independent - July 4, 2013

According to an American Lung Association tally, only 10 other colleges or universities in the state have completely banned smoking on campus. Not counted is ...

UMES Becomes Smoke-Free Campus
WBOC TV 16 - July 2, 2013

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore became a smoke-free campus, effective Monday, July 1. Smoking is prohibited by visitors, ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over WVU smoking ban
Houston Chronicle - July 2, 2013

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) An attorney for two men who sued West Virginia University over a new smoking ban says his clients will likely refile their lawsuit.

Tobacco ban being enforced at West Virginia University
WOWK - July 1, 2013

Tobacco ban being enforced at West Virginia University. Posted: ... West Virginia University banned smoking in all areas on campus starting Monday, July 1.

SCCC's September 2013 semester brings smoking, tobacco ban
The Business Review (Albany) (blog) - July 1, 2013

Schenectady County Community College is going smoke-free. Individual SUNY schools can adopt a smoke-free policy, but SUNY's systemwide ban requires approval by the state legislature. The measure has not been ...

UMass smoking ban begins without fanfare
MassLive.com - July 1, 2013

Smoking is banned throughout campus and in vehicles as well. Enforcement currently is the honor system. At this point we're trying to ease into the ban to see ...

UW-River Falls becomes tobacco-free campus today
Leader-Telegram - July 1, 2013

UW-River Falls will join more than 700 other college campuses across the United States when it becomes a tobacco-free campus today. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products will be prohibited on all campus grounds.

Delaware County Community College goes completely tobacco-free
Delco News Network - July 1, 2013

As of Monday, Delaware County Community College joined the ranks of 783 institutions of higher learning across the nation which have enacted 100 percent ...

Western campus goes smoke-free
News-Press Now - July 1, 2013

Missouri Western State University today joins a growing list of institutions of higher education that no longer tolerate tobacco use on campus.

University tobacco bans now in effect
Charleston Daily Mail July 1, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On campus today, at Marshall and West Virginia universities, not much looks different from how it looked last week. "I think in general, I think what we've seen over the last five years is this rapid growth in the number of college campuses doing this," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director at the foundation. "The number of these campus policies has grown exponentially."

WVU Campus Smoking Ban Takes Effect on July 1
WDTV - June 30, 2013

July 1 marks the start of the new campus wide smoking ban at West Virginia University. WVU will be a tobacco free campus for all students,faculty, and visitors.

UMass Amherst Set to Go Smoke - Free Monday
BostInno - June 30, 2013

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst will join more than 1,100 campuses nationwide on Monday when it implements a policy to go smoke-free.

Smoke Free Campus on July 1
KRCG - June 30, 2013

The University of Missouri-Columbia campus will be smoke-free starting July 1st. Thats 6 months ahead of the original schedule.

MU tobacco ban to take effect
Huntington Herald Dispatch - June 29, 2013

Marshall Universitys tobacco ban takes full effect Monday, July 1, and will be publicized by new signage and the removal of cigarette waste containers.

MU to go smoke-free Monday ($$)
Columbia Missourian - June 29, 2013

COLUMBIA The smell of cigarette smoke lingered in the parking lot behind MU's Stewart Hall long after the smoker had gone back inside. Cigarette butts lay scattered across a corner of the lot on the east side of the campus, some old and faded, others freshly stomped with ashes near by.

UMass Amherst campus to join 1100 other campuses becoming smoke-free
MassLive.com - June 29, 2013

More than 1,100 campuses have already enacted a smoke-free policy, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website. Among them is Holyoke Community College, which became smoke-free last August.

SBCC TO MOVE TO TOBACCO-FREE, SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS
Santa Barbara Edhat - June 27, 2013

The Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees voted on June 27 to change Santa Barbara City College to a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus ...

MU smoking ban expanded into vehicles
MAC Report Online - June 27, 2013

Miami University first adopted a smoke-free policy applying to campus environs back in 2008. The smoking ban applied to all buildings owned or controlled by ...

Hennepin Technical College Goes Tobacco Free July 1
Patch.com- June 26, 2013

This is the third post-secondary school to go tobacco free as a result of funding and technical assistance provided by Hennepin County through the Statewide ...

Legislature was smart to make campuses smoke-free: Letter
NOLA.com - June 26, 2013

In a significant win for public health in Louisiana, Senate Bill 36 was unanimously approved, requiring public post-secondary education institutions across ...

Miami University Raises Tuition, Goes Tobacco-Free
10TV - June 23, 2013

Miami University Raises Tuition, Goes Tobacco-Free ... The university says trustees also strengthened its smoke-free policy to create a tobacco-free policy taking ...

BGSU approves smoking ban on campus
northwestohio.com - June 22, 2013

BOWLING GREEN -- The clock is ticking for Bowling Green State University students who enjoy smoking on campus. On Friday, the universities board of trustees ...

61% want change in smoking policy
PCC Courier - June 21, 2013

A smoke free campus would ban only cigarettes and other devices that exude ... of the survey and recommend a 100% Smoke Free campus,” said Jo Buczko, ...

Smoke-free campuses good for all
Hammond Daily Star online - June 21, 2013

In a significant win for public health in Louisiana, Senate Bill 36 was unanimously approved, requiring public post-secondary education institutions across ...

Miami bans smoking in cars on campus; raises tuition
Dayton Daily News - June 21, 2013

Miami University's board of trustees Friday approved tuition increases and an expansion of the campus smoking ban. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, smoking will not ...

Early intervention key to reducing future smokers
The Livingston County News - June 21, 2013

Colleges adopting a tobacco free policy are protecting young adults against the harm of tobacco use by creating college communities where students and faculty ...

Are you glad Gov. Jindal signed the smoking ban into law?
LSU The Reveille - June 20, 2013

Are you glad Gov. Jindal signed the smoking ban into law? Total Votes: 5. Yes 4 80%: No 1 20%. Loading… Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid ...

Jindal signs ban on smoking
LSU The Reveille - June 20, 2013

While the 2014 school year will ring in a new class of freshman, that fall semester will also bring about new regulations that will affect smokers on campus.

Jindal signs college smoking ban into law
The Lion's Roar Newspaper - June 19, 2013

When governor Bobby Jindal signed Senate Bill 36 into law last Monday, he mandated that all Louisiana state institutions develop no smoking policies by the ...

Mullane: Why ban tobaccy, but not wacky tobaccy, at NJ colleges?
phillyBurbs.com (blog) - June 19, 2013

My guess is the New Jersey bill banning smoking on college campuses will become law. I read the bill Tuesday, and while the legislation bans all manner of ...

UW-River Falls to become a tobacco-free campus July 1
WEAU - June 17, 2013

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (RELEASE FROM UWRF)--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will join more than 700 other college campuses across the United States ...

MU to become smoke-free on July 1
UM Maneater - June 17, 2013

A colorful sign plastered on a yellow sandwich board in the middle of Speakers Circle congratulates MU’s move to a 100 percent smoke-free campus, effective July 1. ... More than 1,000 universities in the U.S. have already adopted (with some yet to take effect) 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...

MU Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect July 1
WCHS-TV8 - June 16, 2013

Marshall University students who want to take a smoke break will no longer be able to light up, at least on campus. Smokeless tobacco is also off limits.

NJ Assemblywomen Attempt Smoking Ban
NewJerseyNewsroom.com - June 16, 2013

The new bill co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Celeste Riley and Connie Wagner, will amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air act, which forces campuses to go 100-percent tobacco-free by prohibiting smoking in any area of any building of, or on the grounds of, ...

NJ College Campuses To Go Totally Tobacco-Free? [AUDIO]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - June 14, 2013

Since 2005, New Jersey has had a law on the books that bans smoking in dorm rooms, but two lawmakers think it is time to do away with all smoking on every ...

WVU Smoking Ban Being Challenged
WAJR (Morgantown, WV) - June 14, 2013

A lawsuit has been filed to stop the enforcement of West Virginia University's campus-wide tobacco ban scheduled to begiin on July 1st. WVU research assistant Dennis Cole and student Kyle Gregory filed the suit in Monongalia County Circuit Court ...

2 sue WVU to stop smoking ban from starting July 1
Exponent-telegram - June 13, 2013

A student and a research assistant are suing West Virginia University to stop a campus-wide smoking ban from going into effect July 1. …

MU Board approves tobacco ban
Huntington Herald Dispatch - June 11, 2013

The ban includes all tobacco products, e-cigarettes, pipes and chewing tobacco. ... and School of Pharmacy have already banned smoking on their campuses.

Marshall approves tobacco-free policy - WOWK 13 Charleston ...
WOWK - June 11, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University's Board of Governors has banned tobacco products on the Huntington campus. The policy approved Tuesday is ...

College has no plans to ban smoking
The Dartmouth - June 11, 2013

Despite the proliferation of campus-wide smoking bans across the country, ... Smoking by College employees is also banned from all “shared work areas and ... If the College were to consider banning smoking completely from campus, ...

Western Michigan University considers becoming a tobacco-free campus
Western Herald - June 11, 2013

... have a 100 percent smoke-free policy and over 700 tobacco-free colleges, as of April 2013, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Jonesboro extinguishes smoking on city property
Clayton News Daily - June 11, 2013

The Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website, no-smoke.org, maintains a list of 1050 municipalities in the United States which have enacted laws to become ...

LETTER: It's UWS' turn for tobacco-free
Superior Telegram - June 7, 2013

It is time for the University of Wisconsin-Superior to take a leadership role in the community and go tobacco-free. The University of Minnesota Duluth, St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College already have policies in place for smoke- or tobacco-free campuses, as do many other schools throughout the UW System. In 2003, all UW System residence halls went smoke-free, and in 2010, workplaces and public places in Wisconsin joined them. The Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation recently released their updated list of tobacco-free college campuses. To date, 16 Wisconsin campuses encompassing 57 sites have made the move to a tobacco-free campus, indoors and out.

University to make campuses tobacco-free
Denton Record Chronicle - June 7, 2013

DALLAS Texas Woman's University will become tobacco-free on its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses this fall. The Board of Regents decided ...

OSU wraps up first smoke-free year
Dailybarometer - June 6, 2013

Oregon State Universitys Office of the President reissued a survey, calling for student feedback on the initiative to make the campus smoke free. If someone unfamiliar with the campus, like a parent, comes to campus, we would prefer for them to know beforehand that the campus is smoke-free, instead of ...

Smoking ban: a year later
Dailybarometer - June 6, 2013

Its been a school year since Oregon State became a smoke-free campus. Were honestly impressed its worked out we had our doubts about how it would be enforced and whether people would abide by the honor system in holding themselves and others accountable for not smoking. This is not to say the ban is perfect. The smoking ban prohibited cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other devices intended to simulate smoking from campus, according to Oregon State Universitys smoking policy. The ban took effect September 2012. Our campus is beautiful. The lack of smoke and cigarette butts littered across campus has added to our campus beauty. This is not to say we havent seen people secretly sneaking a drag by the Valley Library clock tower. ...

MU campus smoking ban on track for July 1st
KBIA - June 6, 2013

The University of Missouris policy to make its campus completely smoke free is on track to start on July 1st. ...

'Smoke-free' UH burns students
The Daily Cougar - June 5, 2013

On Saturday, the University joined 711 colleges and universities around the country when it banned all tobacco products and became a tobacco-free campus, except for 20 one-year designated smoking areas. Prior to the tobacco-free policy, there was a 15-feet smoking ban from buildings and yet smokers still crowded the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library steps daily. Compliance with this policy is doubtful and although the University policy fulfills the CPRITs requirements, it lacks the strengths to make a real change. Without a more severe punishment for its violators, preferably in the form of a monetary fine, there is little incentive to comply. ...

UTSA Smoking Ban Takes Effect
FOX 29 - June 1, 2013

It is not going to be easy to light up a cigarette on the UTSA campus.

PSU task force recommends tobacco-free campus
KOAM-TV - May 29, 2013

After nearly seven months of work that included surveys, focus groups and open forums, Pittsburg State University's Tobacco Policy Task Force has recommended that the PSU campus go completely tobacco-free. The task force submitted its report to PSU President Steve Scott on May 17. Scott and the President's Council will consider the recommendation, with a decision expected in June.

Campus Smoke-Free Effective Immediately
El Vaquero May 28, 2013

GCC became the 1160th campus in the US to go smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Glendale follows UCLA as they became smoke ...

Survey: Students Want Smoke-Free Campus
KRWG - May 24, 2013

NMSU health officials polled students and staff and found support for a smoke-free campus as colleges across the United States consider the role smoking and tobacco should have on their campuses. According to the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, 1159 college campuses across the US have a smoke-free policy. Of those, 783 have a tobacco-free ...

Getting Help to Live Tobacco-Free, One Day at a Time
UC Riverside - May 23, 2013

With the entire University of California system going smoke and tobacco free on January 2, 2014, Slater is one of many UCR staff, students and faculty who are ...

Bill takes aim at secondhand smoke on campuses
The Alestle - May 22, 2013

College campuses throughout Illinois could face major changes as a result of decisions made by Illinois legislators. Senators are currently discussing a bill that would ban smoking on college campuses beginning Summer 2014. ... According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights' website, “there is a need to protect employees and students from exposure to secondhand smoke on college ...

LePage vetoes smoking ban on college campuses
Portland (ME) Press-Herald - May 22, 2013

Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would ban smoking on all public university and college campuses in Maine, saying he'd rather see a bill to "outlaw tobacco altogether" than a patchwork approach.

GCCC trustees hear tobacco-free proposal
The Garden City Telegram - May 22, 2013

Garden City Community College Board of Trustees next month will decide whether to have a completely tobacco-free campus. Moises Mora, Student ...

University of South Carolina Attempts to Ban Tobacco on Campus
University Herald - May 21, 2013

The ban would cover nearly 40,000 students, faculty members, staff and even ... other university campus-wide smoking bans, especially at Clemson University. ... are tobacco and smoke free and of those schools, nearly 800 have banned all ...

UI should be smoke-free ($$)
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - May 21, 2013

Four of the five major institutions of higher learning in Idaho, including Boise State University, along with more than 1,000 colleges across the nation, have adopted smoke-free campus policies. It is shocking to me that the University of Idaho has yet to take a stand against the dangers of secondhand smoke. …

ISU smokers adapt to ban
Canton Daily Ledge - May 21, 2013

A similar ban may be ahead for other Illinois schools. Earlier this month, the Illinois Senate passed a ban on smoking at all state-supported colleges and ...

Will USC and Clemson Ban Tobacco on Campuses?
WLTX-TV 19 (COLUMBIA, SC) - May 20, 2013

Both the University of South Carolina and Clemson are considering banning tobacco completely from their campuses. USC has a 40 member committee and Clemson has a task force, both of which are working out the details of the policies....

Smokers adapting to ban at Ill. State University
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - May 20, 2013

School officials and some students say a ban on smoking in high traffic areas at Illinois State University is going smoothly so far. The Bloomington Pantagraph reports (http://bit.ly/18bXBFH) the smoking ban affects the campus quad and other areas. It was started by a student initiative.

Students have mixed feelings on proposed campus smoking ban
Bloomington Pantagraph - May 20, 2013

NORMAL — Smokers at Illinois State University have adapted to a ban on ... But legislation approved by the Illinois House would ban smoking anywhere on the ...

UW-L tobacco-free campus plans postponed
WXOW.com – May 19, 2013

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Plans to make the UW-L campus tobacco-free are currently on hold. Organizers are now working to revise the proposal to ...

Going Tobacco Free
Abccolumbia.co - May 19, 2013

The next time you step on a college campus you may have to leave your cigarettes behind.

USC considers campus-wide smoking ban
The Herald - May 19, 2013

Cigarettes could go up in smoke on the University of South Carolina campus soon. The state’s flagship university is contemplating a campus-wide tobacco ban that would cover nearly 40,000 students, faculty and staff as well as thousands of football fans tailgating in school-owned parking areas around Williams-Brice Stadium. …

CSU Stanislaus Might Consider On-Campus Smoking Ban
TurlockCityNews.com - May 18, 2013

As universities at both the University of California and California State University levels consider banning on-campus smoking, CSU Stanislaus recently held a vote to gauge student opinion on going smoke-free. …

Reminder: UTSA begins transition to tobacco-free status June 1
UTSA Today - May 16, 2013

The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco-free and smoke-free status will begin June 1, 2013. Through this one-year transition period, ...

Northeastern to adopt smoke- free campus policy
News@Northeastern - May 14, 2013

After gathering information through diligent research and reviewing feedback from hundreds of Northeastern community members, a committee comprising students, faculty, and staff has recommended that the university adopt a campuswide smoke- free policy. The committee submitted its recommendation to the universitys senior leadership team and is currently developing a comprehensive implementation plan for the policy, which will go into effect this fall.

Approved tobacco ban to increase smoking fine
Ball State Daily News - May 13, 2013

The Board of Trustees approved a new policy on May 3 that will ban smoking and smokeless tobacco except in cars with windows up or during tailgating events. The ban will be enforced by a fine of $100, double the current amount. ...

Policy change limits outdoor smoking areas
Illinois State University Stories - May 13, 2013

The University has a new policy that bans smoking in outdoor high-traffic areas, such as the Quad. The change took effect with the start of the spring semester and as a result of a 2011 student referendum. Students favored the further smoking restrictions, which prohibit smoking in Milner ... The University has taken an incremental approach to restricting smoking.

Our Opinion: UIS should go all in on smoking ban
The State Journal-Register May 10, 2013

Officials at the University of Illinois Springfield are dragging their feet on an opportunity to improve public health at a premiere educational institution. As of April, at least 1,100 college and university campuses across the country have adopted 100-percent smoke-free campus policies that ban all indoor and outdoor smoking, including in residences, according to Americans for Non-Smokers Rights, a California-based organization that lobbies for nonsmokers rights.

Smoking ban's enforcement left to students, staff
Downtown Devil - May 10, 2013

In just 83 days, Arizona State Universitys new soft approach of community enforcement against the use of tobacco on campus and secondhand smoke will take effect. After August 1, tobacco will be prohibited on university property, facilities, grounds, parking structures, university-owned vehicles and structures owned or leased by the university, according to ASU.

Smoking declines after UM campus ban
HealthCanal.com - May 9, 2013

ANN ARBORA campus survey reveals a reduction in tobacco use by faculty and staff members roughly a year after the University of Michigan banned smoking on the grounds of its three campuses. It also shows a community that largely supports the smoke-free campus policy and that has noticed a difference in the level of smoking on campus. Results from two groups faculty/staff and studentsrevealed some had taken advantage of the policy's implementation as a time to quit or cut back.

Majority on University of Michigan's campus support smoking ban
AnnArbor.com - May 9, 2013

According to the survey, 82.7 percent of students and 88.8 percent of faculty and staff said they supported a smoke-free campus. Seventy-two percent of faculty ...

Campus-wide smoking ban proposed by University Council ...
The Daily Pennsylvanian - May 9, 2013

Smoke breaks might become a thing of the past on Penns campus. On April 24, the University Council Committee on Campus and Community Life presented their annual report to the University Council. One of the main suggestions from the report was that, all University of Pennsylvania facilities, buildings, and properties shall be smoke and tobacco free.

UW-L aims for compromise on smoking ban
WEAU - May 9, 2013

(WEAU) -- UW-La Crosse is trying to come up with a compromise to its smoking ban plan. Students and the Academic Staff Council voted in favor of banning ...

Cartoon: UCLA instates campus smoking ban
USA Today - May 7, 2013

Last week, UCLA became the first school in the University of system to instate a smoking ban; UC is looking to make all campuses smoke-free by 2014.

U of M poised to ban smoking on Twin Cities campus
Southernminn.com - May 7, 2013

Schools often take a year or more to phase in a smoking ban as they educate ... use communication and social enforcement to impose smoking or tobacco bans.

University of Minnesota is set to ban smoking campus-wide
Minneapolis Star Tribune - May 6, 2013

But he wouldn't mind if the campus banned his puffs between classes, he said. Soon ... After years of debate, the U's Twin Cities campus is poised to ban smoking ... Banning smoking in parking lots, sidewalks and everywhere else can cause ...

Smoking on campus isn't the only secondhand health problem
Minnesota Daily - May 6, 2013

However, to every person that has written for a smoking ban on campus, I'm 99.9 ... Simply put, banning cigarettes on campus is the most ludicrous idea imaginable. ... I wonder what would ensue if high-caloric foods were banned on campus?

College Smoking Ban On Lawmakers Radar
1340 WJOL - May 6, 2013

Smoking may soon be a thing of the past on college campuses in Illinois. Lawmakers are considering a plan that would make it illegal to light up anywhere at ...

Pasadena City College may ban smoking
Pasadena Sun - May 6, 2013

But banning smoking on campus "is just a matter of time, as far as I'm concerned ... A number of California colleges have instituted similar bans, and University of ...

Smoking ban gains traction on campus
Minnesota Daily - May 6, 2013

Christopher Sheehy, a University research specialist, said a smoking ban would make the University “anti-competitive” with recruiting professors from other ...

Our View: State colleges, universities should be smoke-free
Post-Bulletin - May 6, 2013

Thirty-two schools in Minnesota have smoke-free policies, including Rochester Community and Technical College and the University of Minnesota Rochester.

Ball State trustees approve campus-wide smoking ban
WANE - May 6, 2013

The school banned smoking in residence halls in 1993, smoking from all buildings in 1998 and banned smoking within 30 feet of the entrances to campus ...

ISU aims to make employees healthier, curb insurance costs
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star - May 5, 2013

Next year, Indiana State University employees who smoke or use other tobacco products could face a $1,200 per year surcharge if they have university health insurance. Also, employees who voluntarily agree to health screenings and health risk assessments ...

UIS considering smoking ban; bill may require it
(IL) State Journal-Register - May 5, 2013

University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch wants the campus community to know the reality they face if state lawmakers pass legislation that bans people from smoking outdoors on all state-supported campuses.

Illinois Senate Rekindles Campus Smoking Ban
NBC Chicago-May 4, 2013

A smoking ban took effect in August at the College of DuPage after the board of ... about 650 other colleges or universities nationwide with similar smoking bans. ...

U campus could become smoke-free
Minnesota Daily-May 3, 2013

Katie Bobich, a Minnesota State Student Association member and student at Mankato, said the university's smoke-free policy only slightly cuts down on smoking ...

Husson University to be Tobacco-Free By 2014
University Herald - May 3, 2013

Husson University has launched an 18-month campaign to eliminate on-campus tobacco use. ...

UVM talks tobacco use
Vermont Cynic - May 2, 2013

The possibility of a smoking ban has been a frequent discussion among many students ever since the University Benefits Advisory Council (UBAC) recommended a smoke-free campus in its June 2012 report. Many students have interpreted this recommendation as a smoking ban, but Jan Carney, co-chair of UBAC, said this is not how the policy is intended to come across. The goal is to have a University wide conversation about this as a health issue, Carney said. I envision it would span two to three years and involve faculty, students and staff. UBAC has budgeted $45,000 for the project over three years, she said. ...

This time, campus smoking ban clears Illinois Senate
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette (blog) - May 2, 2013

SPRINGFIELD Given a second chance, a bill to prohibit smoking on all public university campuses in Illinois was approved by the Illinois Senate. Last week, the measure, SB 2202, fell five votes short of passing the Senate, and it was placed on "postponed consideration." But supporters prevailed on Wednesday, 30-22. Among the five new "yes" votes was Sen. Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, who had voted no last week but switched Wednesday.

Campus smoking ban rekindled in Illinois Senate
Bloomington Pantagraph - May 2, 2013

SPRINGFIELD - A proposal to ban smoking on campuses at all state-supported universities and community colleges received just enough votes to advance out of the Illinois Senate on Wednesday.

College smoking ban approved by Senate
Monmouth Daily Review Atlas - May 1, 2013

A second attempt at passage was successful Wednesday in getting a college outdoor smoking ban through the Illinois Senate. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, squeaked by with the bare minimum 30-vote majority needed just a week after being shot down by a five-vote margin. The bill now heads to the House.

Students' right to smoke versus right to clean air
The Orion - May 1, 2013

I dislike smoking just as much as the next gal, but I don't think we should completely ban it from campus. After all, any measure restrictive toward students' rights ...

Ban smoking on campus
Aztec Press - May 1, 2013

Pima should ban smoking anywhere on campus. Even though college policy currently prohibits smoking within 25 feet of building entrances, smokers ignore the rules. Now that smokers have electronic cigarettes, they also use them inside buildings and even in classrooms. Thats annoying, too.

NMSU moves to be tobacco-free throughout system
Las Cruces Sun-News - April 30 2013

LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University system is in talks to become a tobacco-free university by July 2014. About 71 percent of main campus ...

'Butt'ing In
The Lion's Roar Newspaper - April 30, 2013

The demand, as explained by Heitmeier, is designed to make the state a healthier place to live and would follow the examples of already smoke free campuses ...

Smoke-free campus initiative postponed to January
Daily Illini - April 30, 2013

The smoke-free campus initiative that was unanimously voted on by four subcommittees has been postponed, pushing the enforcement date from November to January.

Students Vote for Tobacco-Free UW-L
WXOW.com - April 29, 2013

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) The UW-L campus is one step closer to a tobacco-free campus. On April 16, students voted in favor of the Nobacco '13 ...

Student committee to look at smoking policies
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California) - April 26, 2013

Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday calling for the formation of a student-run Campus Smoking Policy Committee to investigate alternatives to the current campus smoking policy. ...

Senate fails to pass outdoors smoking ban at state universities and ...
Galesburg Register-Mail - April 26, 2013

SPRINGFIELD A proposal that would ban people from smoking outdoors on all state-supported university and community college campuses fell five votes shy of the 30 need to pass the Illinois Senate this week.

University of Houston Bans Smoking On Campus
KUHF-FM - April 26, 2013

The University of Houston is the most recent campus to enact a complete ban on smoking and tobacco use. The tobacco-free policy goes into effect on the UH Campus on June 1. She says the university will initially have 20 designated tobacco-use areas scattered across campus for staff and students. Those smoking areas will be in effect for the first 12 months of the new policy and will likely be phased out next summer. ...

Tobacco ban will adversely impact surrounding community
The Hullabaloo Online - April 25, 2013

The Tulane University Senate recently approved a tobacco and smoke-free policy to be systemically implemented in the next 18 months. In an effort to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and maintain student health, there will be a complete ban of tobacco use on campus. I appreciate that the Senate is looking out for my health, but theyve failed to completely analyze the effects of the ban outside of the realm of Tulane students. Pushing smokers off campus will adversely impact the community directly surrounding us. If the secondhand smoke is enough for the Senate to ban it, then tobacco and smoke will infect the homes around campus. Neighbors do not want smokers loitering outside their homes. Tulanes student body already litters the streets on any given weekend, so the problem is only worsened by smoke pollution. ...

Campus smoke ban fails in Senate
Kankakee Daily Journal - April 25, 2013

A proposal that would ban people from smoking outdoors on all state-supported university and community college campuses fell five votes shy of the 30 need to pass the Illinois Senate Wednesday. Sponsoring Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, used a parliamentary maneuver to keep the bill alive for a possible second vote in the future. …

Statewide campus smoking ban fails
The Southern Illinoisan - April 25, 2013

A proposal to ban on smoking on all state-supported universities and community colleges fell short in the Illinois Senate Wednesday. …

Legislation could burn smokers on campus
The Alestle - April 25, 2013

…Bill SB2202, or the Smoke-Free Campus Act, will ban smoking on all state-supported institutions of higher education beginning July 1, 2014 if the Senate passes ...

Delaware County Community College goes tobacco free July 1
Delaware County Daily Times - April 25, 2013

In a commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable environment for the entire Delaware County Community College community, the College is pleased to announce that all of its campuses and centers will go tobacco free July 1, 2013. The policy prohibits the use of any tobacco product (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, chewing tobacco, etc.) on all college-owned or leased properties. The College is proud to join nearly 800 schools around the country that maintain 100 percent tobacco-free campuses. …

Green River recognized for tobacco-free initiative
Auburn Reporter - April 24, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Green River Community College the Fresh Air Gold Campus Award for its implementation of a tobacco-free policy. … At least 1,159 college campuses in the United States had adopted a 100 percent smoke or tobacco-free policies as of April, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …

Students debate smoke-free campus
Tallahassee Democrat (blog) - April 24, 2013

…Soon, however, smokers at Florida State University will be forced to leave campus to smoke, as FSU has just become one of the 783 tobacco-free campuses across the country. The policy, which will go into effect in January 2014, is part of a health initiative to make FSU a more health-focused campus. …

USG Senate Talks Smoke-Free Campus
Annenberg TV News-April 24, 2013

UCLA recently became a smoke-free campus, and according to UC Health, ... that 54 USC should become a smoke-free campus. - percent of undergraduates feel ...

Secondhand smoke a first-hand risk for one student
The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine - April 22, 2013

I dont think anyone was happier than I when USM established a tobacco-free campus earlier this year. After suffering a blood clot to the lungs and subsequent diagnosis of lupus antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 11 years ago, I was warned by physicians to steer clear of cigarette smoke. Even the close presence of a smoker who has just had a cigarette compromises the health of my lungs.

UCLA Tobacco-Free As Of Earth Day 2013
CBS Local - April 22, 2013

Beginning Monday, tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, will be banned from the school's campus. ...

CSU Chancellor responds to system-wide smoking ban resolution
Daily 49er - April 22, 2013

Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White plans to implement a system-wide smoking ban, which would prohibit smoking throughout the 23-campus system by the end of 2013. In February, the chancellor responded to a resolution from the CSU Academic Senate to ban the use and sale of tobacco products and initiate smoking cessation programs, according to a letter written by CSU Associate Vice Chancellor Ronald E. Vogel. White will create a special taskforce that will put together a plan on how to ban smoking and the sale of tobacco on campuses and report by the end of this year, according to CSU Spokesman Erik Fallis. ...

College Libertarians' free cigarettes add fuel to smoking ban debate
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - April 22, 2013

The College Libertarians handed out free cigarettes and cigars by the Pegasus statue Friday in protest of the proposed SUNY-wide smoking ban, reigniting campus debate about smokers rights and the feasibility of enforcement. ...

Eastern included in smoke-free bill
Daily Eastern News - April 21, 2013

With the Smoke-Free Campus Act introduced in the Illinois State Senate on Feb. 15, Eastern could be mandated to police smoking habits on campus. The act, introduced by Democratic Senator Terry Link in February, would require all state-supported universities and community colleges to ban smoking by July 2014 and to create a taskforce to enforce the ban by December 2013.

Glendale Community College campus goes smoke-free
Valley Sun April 20, 2013

When Glendale Community College students return from spring break on Monday, they will be greeted with a new warning: It's official, the campus is going smoke-free. "You'll be joining nearly 1,200 colleges nationwide and a growing number in the state of California," he told the trustees after they cast their vote. About 10 community colleges in California most of them in San Diego County have adopted no-smoking policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...

Clouds of smoke lead to community conversation on tobacco use
Macalester College The Mac Weekly April 19, 2013

... I think Macalester should do something to match [recent anti-smoking legislation], Meyerson said. Walking through a cloud of smoke on my way to breakfast is not what Im paying $50,000 for. Revamping the campus smoking policy is not a new debate at the college. In February 2010, Laurie Hamre, Vice President of Student Affairs, formed the Tobacco-Free Environment Task Force committee to look at the rights of non-smokers. This committee was chaired by Lisa Broek, the Associate Director of Health Promotion, and Denise Ward, Director of the Health and Wellness Center. A recent report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation stated that there are now at least 1159 college campuses with a 100% smoke-free policy.

ASU to go tobacco-free Aug. 1
Ahwatukee Foothills News - April 18, 2013

Starting next semester, students who smoke will have to find other places to light up between classes. All Arizona State University campuses and buildings will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1. When the ban goes into effect, all tobacco products, including alternative tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and hookah will be prohibited. ASU has found these products to be harmful and are banned because they do not fit with the universitys environment of health and wellness. ...

Bruins prepare to quit or cut back as UCLA goes tobacco-free
UC Los Angeles - April 18, 2013

More than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide have gone smoke or tobacco-free. Next week, UCLA joins the crowd.

Bill that would ban smoking on Louisiana college campuses approved by Senate panel
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune - April 18, 2013

Smokers may no longer be able to light up a cigarette on college campuses under a bill unanimously approved by a Senate committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 36 by Sen. David. Heitmeier, D-Algiers, would prohibit smoking on the grounds on all of Louisiana's post-secondary education campuses. The bill includes community colleges, LSU and Southern University campuses and the University of Louisiana …

Daytona State holds final vote on smoke-free campus
Daytona Beach News-Journal - April 17, 2013

Nationally, about 1,100 campuses are smoke-free, including 783 that do not allow any tobacco products. Locally, Bethune-Cookman is a tobacco-free campus ...

ASU campuses to go tobacco-free Aug. 1
East Valley Tribune - April 17, 2013

Student-government groups at ASU's four campuses voted on whether they support making the university a tobacco-free campus last semester. The motion was ...

Student group presents smoking ordinance revision
Aransas Pass Progress - April 17, 2013

A heated discussion ensued about revising the current ordinance relating to ... have shown that sales of alcohol were not affected by these smoking ordinances. ...

KSU Considers Banning Smoking on Campus
The Sentinel (Kennesaw State University) - April 16, 2013

The A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research sent out voluntary email surveys to Kennesaw State students, faculty and staff to determine whether the KSU community supports a campus-wide ban on smoking.

Banning the Smoking Gun
KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper - April 16, 2013

They think that if something is banned, it won't be around to cause harm. ... The first problem in any discussion of banning something is that any ban infringes ... The researchers found that smoking bans don't have any significant effect on the ...

UIC to go tobacco-free this summer
RedEye Chicago (blog) - April 16, 2013

Students, faculty and other employees of the University of Illinois at Chicago will have to kiss their tobacco products--and their electronic cigarettes--goodbye this summer thanks to a new tobacco-free campus policy that will go into effect July 1.

SSC goes smoke-free, approves affiliation agreements with CVS, Walgreen
Orlando (FL) Business Journal - April 16, 2013

Its official: Seminole State College of Florida will have tobacco-free campuses starting Aug. 26, the colleges board voted April 15. Approved making the college tobacco-free starting Aug. 26. The colleges Tobacco-Free Committee will begin developing implementation policies.

Update for the USM smoking policy soon affecting UMBC
Retriever - April 16, 2013

Steps towards a smoke-free campus are continuing to be made with collaborative efforts from UMBCs Student Government Association (SGA) and the Smoke-Free Task Force. Beginning July 1, UMBCs campus will be joining the many other institutions in Maryland who have already gone smoke-free.

Tulane University will go smoke-free in 2015
Bayoubuzz - April 15, 2013

Less than two years from now, Tulane University will be smoke-free, and anyone who lights up will face a fine. This policy, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015 ...

FAMU's tobacco-free policies help students to breathe easy
Famuan - April 14, 2013

Many people say it's disgusting to see a tobacco-free commercial of a woman who has no teeth and a hole in her throat as she battles with oral and throat cancer ...

For some students, Tulane smoking ban is a breath of fresh air
Bayoubuzz - April 12, 2013

For some students, Tulane smoking ban is a breath of fresh air. Written by ... The university senate voted to ban tobacco products starting in August of 2014.

UF celebrates five years of tobacco-free campus
University of Florida - April 8, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ­ The UF Tobacco-Free Task force says that Gators don't chew, they chomp – and they have done so for the past five years. …

SC4 ponders smoke-free campus
Port Huron Times Herald - April 8, 2013

St. Clair County Community College students may not smoke within 20 feet of campus buildings. Kathleen Fraley and members of the college’s wellness committee want to smokers even farther away from the doors of SC4. Fraley will propose a campuswide smoking ban to the SC4 Board of Trustees at its 4:30 p.m. Thursday meeting. The board meets in room 150 of the M-TEC building. …

Study finds 10% of freshmen begin smoking in college
The Crimson White (University of Alabama) - April 8, 2013

As the freshman class enters The University of Alabama, about 6 percent will arrive as smokers. When they leave as graduates, 16 percent will walk away with the habit. That’s a three-fold increase in just four years. This data comes from a study done by ...

UTSA to begin transition to tobacco-free status on June 1, 2013
UTSA Today - April 8, 2013

The UTSA Tobacco-Free Task Force has received support from President Ricardo Romo and the Campus Management and Operations Committee (CMO) to move forward with the university’s tobacco-free and smoke-free campaign. The transition of the UTSA campuses to tobacco- and smoke-free status will begin June 1, 2013. During the transition period, smoking and tobacco use will be allowed only on surface parking lots except for the following: …

University Senate fails to vote on smoking resolution
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.) - April 7, 2013

After months of build-up, the University Senate failed to vote Friday on a resolution that would ban smoking on much of the Morningside Heights campus, because too few senators attended the plenary to meet quorum. ...

FREE SMOKES
Grand Valley Lanthorn – April 7, 2013

While discussion around a smoke-free campus is illogical, following the Student Senate’s adoption of a resolution advocating designated smoking areas, on-campus smokers should remain respectful of their surroundings ... According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundations, there are currently 1,161 colleges and universities in the U.S. with smoke or tobacco-free policies, 33 of those are in the state of Michigan. …

Student Senate passes resolution to limit smoking areas
Grand Valley Lanthorn - April 7, 2013

... throughout the GVSU campus at its final meeting Thursday. The resolution is to: “Encourage the official designation of smoking areas on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus, thereby protecting students, faculty, and staff from exposure to secondhand smoke and reducing the amount of litter on campus.” …

Heartland needs campus smoking ban
Bloomington Pantagraph - April 6, 2013

I am a student at Heartland Community College and I think they should ban smoking on the campus. I do not agree with the smoking sections that are provided ...

Blue Ridge CTC campus going tobacco free
Martinsburg Journal - April 5, 2013

MARTINSBURG - Plans are being made for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to become a tobacco-free campus - a change that should become ...

No designated smoking areas in U. Senate-approved ban
Diamondback Online - April 5, 2013

The University Senate approved an implementation plan for the campuswide smoking ban scheduled to go into effect on July 1, delaying punitive enforcement for at least a year and not calling for designated smoking areas. …

Potential smoking ban needs proactive involvement
The Hullabaloo Online - April 5, 2013

A campus-wide universal smoking ban is under consideration in the University Senate, Tulane’s senior internal governance body. If passed, the policy would set the campus on a path to being completely smoke free by Jan. 1, 2015. … This hypocrisy, advertising a “mandatory” policy with posters all around campus while at the same time virtually ignoring it, is a far worse problem than the smoking itself. Tulane would be better suited to repeal smoking restrictions altogether than to continue the current all-talk-no-walk superficiality. Restrictions, however, look good on paper regardless of whether they are enforced, so maybe it doesn’t matter to the administration. …

American Cancer Society: NY leads in college smoking bans
The Journal News | LoHud.com - April 4, 2013

Though some SUNY campuses have already banned smoking, the system would ... SUNY Cortland was among the first state campuses to ban smoking. ... it didn't make sense anymore for us to not take a leadership role in banning it from ...

More colleges ban smoking on campus, report finds
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - April 4, 2013

New York has 67 smoke-free or tobacco-free college campuses, more than any other state in the country, and 29 more colleges in the state are working to adopt such policies, the American Cancer Society announced in a recent report.

Medical marijuana proposal may change BU policy, rules
Daily Free Press (subscription) - April 4, 2013

Boston University’s policies toward the use of medical marijuana have yet to be decided, officials said Wednesday in response to the preliminary regulations for use of the drug released Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. … COM junior Mary Bell said students with cards should have a designated location on campus where they can use marijuana for medical purposes. “If you have a medical marijuana card, then you should be able to smoke somewhere on campus, but not in dorms,” she said. …

Subtle Measures Will Best Reduce Smoking Rates
The UCSD Guardian Online - April 4, 2013

…Bans have never bent behaviors on any significant scale, and they won’t work again next January, when Mark Yudof’s UC-wide smoking ban takes effect. Enforcement at public universities, which are largely outdoors and span multiple buildings, is either a nightmarish challenge for police or a non-priority. The final word isn’t in yet, but preliminary data suggest that the national movement to ban smoking at colleges (774 have done it already) has been ineffective. Although the number of college campuses that have banned smoking is up a full 4 percent from last year, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who smoke has increased by half a percent, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. …

Bangor College Campus Going Tobacco-Free
WABI - April 3, 2013

Bangor College Campus Going Tobacco-Free ... Officials announced that at the start of the 2014 school year, their campus is going tobacco-free. It was a student ...

Husson University tobacco free in 2014
WCSH-TV - April 3, 2013

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--If you want to light up a cigarette or chew tobacco, Husson University will be off limits pretty soon. Husson University ...

CSULB Students Vote For Smoke-Free Referendum
Gazette Newspapers - April 3, 2013

California State University, Long Beach, students are leading the charge for a smoke-free campus after student election results came in last Thursday. …

Santa Barbara City College considers smoking ban
KEYT - April 3, 2013

One idea being considered is to only allow students to smoke in their cars. Some college officials are concerned about how they could enforce an all-out ban.

SGA invites public to weigh in on smoking ban
Wichita State Sunflower - April 3, 2013

The Student Government Association scheduled two open forum talks this week where the Wichita State population can voice their opinions about the proposed on-campus smoking ban. The forums will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Friday in room 305 of the Rhatigan Student Center. …

Park board will ask city to declare Barden tobacco-free
St. Cloud Times - April 3, 2013

The city Parks & Recreation Advisory Board approved a resolution Tuesday night that aims to make Barden Park tobacco-free. After public testimony that largely ...

Editorial: UConn smoking ban would be a misguided move
UConn Daily Campus-April 3, 2013

Editorial: UConn smoking ban would be a misguided move ... a smoke-free campus, it would mean tobacco smoking would be banned on all University property, ...

Putting Out the Smoke
New University Online - April 2, 2013

The recently signed federal legislation hopes to reshape policies and programs on campuses. Beginning the transition as the first tobacco-free University of California campus, UCLA will begin enstating their policies against smoking and chewing tobacco on April 22 ­ Earth Day. …

St. Cloud residents want park to be smoke-free
Crookston Daily Times - April 2, 2013

St. Cloud, Minn. -- St. Cloud State University has been tobacco-free for almost a year, but the decision has had unpleasant consequences for a nearby historical site. A St. Cloud Times report ( http://on.sctimes.com/Z2aOJZ ) says smokers have begun converging on Barden Park. The land is surrounded on two sides by university property. A recent city report says the park now gets hundreds of visits per week from smokers, and hundreds of cigarette butts litter the ground. …

CSU student government explores tobacco ban
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 1, 2013

A smoke-free future may be coming to CSU. The Associated Students of CSU is hosting the latest in a series of tobacco forums to gather student and faculty input on the matter, with CSU Health Network representatives slated to be in attendance. …

Guest column: Wide show of support for SHAC tobacco-free campus campaign
Arizona Daily Wildcat - April 1, 2013

The Student Health Advocacy Committee is turning heads with its campaign to transform the UA into a tobacco-free campus. On March 20, SHAC hosted its first ever UA Kick Butts Day Cleanup Competition to promote awareness of tobacco use on campus. …

Minnesota residents want park to be smoke-free
La Crosse Tribune - April 1, 2013

ST. CLOUD, Minn. ­ St. Cloud State University has been tobacco-free for almost a year, but the decision has had unpleasant consequences for a nearby historical site. A St. Cloud Times report says smokers have begun converging on Barden Park. The land is surrounded on two sides by university property. …

Tobacco-Free SCSU Causing Trouble For Nearby Park
KVSC-FM News - April 1, 2013

(AP) - St. Cloud State University has been tobacco-free for almost a year, but the decision has had unpleasant consequences for a nearby historical site. …

Students Look to Gauge UNH's Interest in Banning Smoking reports ...
OfficialWire - April 1, 2013

San Francisco, CA- A University of New Hampshire student group is now attempting to try and clear the air, so to speak. Substance Awareness through Functional Education is inviting students to sign an online petition that will ban smoking on the UNH campus. Since its inception on March 5, the petition currently carries 109 students signatures. … Since the start of 2013, over 1,100 colleges and universities have banned on-campus smoking for both indoor and outdoor use, according to no-smoke.org. No-smoke.org cites the rapid trend of the smoking bans as a growing victory for a health conscious college scene. New Hampshire currently has no 100% smoke-free college campuses. …

WSUV campus will be tobacco-free next fall
The Columbian - March 30, 2013

Washington State University Vancouver Chancellor Mel Netzhammer announced Thursday that the campus will become tobacco-free effective Aug. 1. More than ...

Students continue push for tobacco-free UW-L
WXOW.com - March 29, 2013

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Students on the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse campus continue taking the initiative to make the campus tobacco-free.

UC San Diego To Go Smoke Free
KPBS - March 26, 2013

It’s illegal in San Diego to smoke in a public park, on the beach, or even at a Padres game. But people can still light up on the campuses of the city’s two largest universities: San Diego State, and UC San Diego. That’s about to change. … That’s all going to end on September 1st, when UC San Diego will go completely smoke free. …

Student Affairs Committee proposes smoking regulation
K-State Collegian - March 26, 2013

In a question on the recent SGA election ballot, voters were asked their opinion on a smoking ban covering the whole K-State campus. Over 90 percent of respondents said they would support a full ban. …

Off Campus: Breathing more easily on Maine's higher education campuses
Press Herald - March 25, 2013

PORTLAND - A proposed bill in front of the Legislature -- An Act to Protect Public Health at Public Institutions of Higher Education (L.D. 468) -- would ban cigarette smoking on all Maine public higher education campuses and allow all of us to "breathe easy" when studying at, working at and visiting Maine's public institutions of higher education. …

Smoking Will Be Banned on OU Campus This Fall
Rochester-Rochester Hills (MI) Patch.com - March 25, 2013

Starting this fall, Oakland University will join 21 other Michigan colleges and universities in becoming a smoke-free campus. … According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, as of the beginning of 2013, at least 1,129 campuses across the country were entirely smoke free, including 22 colleges and universities in Michigan. Oakland Community College has a smoke-free policy; so does the University of Michigan. Michigan State University and Wayne State University do not. …

NSU students OK smoking ban with low turnout
Daily Republic - March 25, 2013

ABERDEEN (AP) ­ Students at Northern State University have voted in favor of banning smoking on the Aberdeen campus, though only 10 percent of students voted. …

In low turnout, NSU students vote in favor of smoking ban
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - March 25, 2013

In low turnout, NSU students vote in favor of smoking ban ... University have voted in favor of banning smoking on the Aberdeen campus, though only 10 percent ...

Letter: Northern State University should tolerate smokers ($$)
AberdeenNews.com - March 24, 2013

Nonsmokers don't want the choices of others affecting their health. Yes, second-hand smoke kills, but why jump to the conclusion that banning smoking on the ...

Glendale Community College ponders going smoke-free
Glendale News Press – March 23, 2013
Officials at Glendale Community College this week proposed that the college join a small handful of smoke-free campuses statewide. … According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, about 10 California community colleges have adopted campus-wide non-smoking policies, most of them in San Diego County. ...

Student org tries to ‘clear the air’ with smoke-free petition
UNH The New Hampshire – March 22, 2013

A student group at UNH is trying to clear the air. Substance Awareness through Functional Education is inviting students to sign an online petition to ban smoking on the UNH campus. Since its inception on March 5, the petition currently carries 109 student signatures. … As of Jan. 2, roughly 1,129 college and university campuses nationally have banned on-campus smoking, indoors and outdoors, according to no-smoke.org. No-smoke.org cites a rapid trend in on-campus smoking bans, whereas only 530 campuses were ‘smoke-free’ in July 2011. New Hampshire currently does not have any 100 percent smoke-free college campuses. Massachusetts has 14 smoke-free campuses, while Maine has five – all of which do not permit any tobacco substances at all, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. …

Illinois considers sweeping smoking ban on public college campuses
WCSH-TV - March 22, 2013

A senate committee approved the bill Tuesday, but going smoke-free is already a ... U of I's Champaign-Urbana campus will be going smoke-free in November.

Smoking bans, union contracts, veterans and health
The Southern - March 22, 2013

Thumbs down … Senate Bill Senate Bill 2202 takes our state to far into the personal lives of residents and robs institutions of local control. The bill would require smoking to be entirely banned on public university and community college property by July 1, 2014. Smoking kills; we understand that. But one would assume the state has hired some fairly bright individuals to run its universities and colleges. And they have boards to which they report. Let the schools individually decide. The Illinois General Assembly needs to focus on the state’s extraordinary debt and stop wasting time and resources in a doomed-from-the-start efforts at playing nanny to all. We’ve already seen one state law against smoking in public places – one defied without consequence across Southern Illinois. Do we really need another mandate that ultimately will erode respect for all laws. …

Laredo Community College may become smoke-free campus
Laredo Morning Times - March 21, 2013

Smoking might soon become a thing of the past at Laredo Community College. In a special-called meeting Thursday, LCC's board of trustees directed administration to research banning smoking at the college with all but one board member ..

A plan in cigarette ettiquette [sic]
Vermont Cynic - March 21, 2013

Banning tobacco products on campus is a growing trend among U.S. universities. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation reported in 2013 that over 1,000 colleges have banned smoking on campus. However, just because other universities are joining the anti-smoking movement does not mean that UVM should do so blindly. …

Smoking restriction praised
Vermont Cynic - March 21, 2013

Every time I step outside, I prepare myself to take a deep breath of fresh Vermont air. My enjoyment is soon cut short when, reliably, a group of smokers will be standing nearby. Secondhand smoke infringes on the right of students to avoid exposure to harmful substances. Despite the attempt to reduce smoke exposure by creating smoke free areas of 25 feet around buildings, secondhand smoke remains a significant problem on campus. …



Local colleges react to new proposed college smoking ban in Illinois
WGEM - March 21, 2013

A new proposal in Illinois would ban smoking on all state-supported colleges and universities. And now-- local universities are reacting to the proposed ban.

Bill Could Ban Smoking on College Campuses
WSIL TV - March 21, 2013

CARBONDALE -- An Illinois Senate committee has approved a smoking ban for ... banning all tobacco products, and creating designated smoking areas on ...

SIU examining smoke-free campus options
The Southern - March 21, 2013

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University is considering joining hundreds of other colleges and universities around the country in implementing a smoke-free campus policy. Chancellor Rita Cheng has appointed a broad-based committee that includes representatives from all campus constituencies to examine smoke-free proposals ... In upcoming weeks, the committee will conduct a poll to explore a number of options. Among the questions: Should smoking be allowed in public outdoor spaces; should SIU be a 100 percent smoke-free campus; should SIU be a tobacco-free campus; should smoking be allowed only in designated areas; and should smoking be allowed only in parking lots and personal vehicles. …

Smoking ban proposal moves forward
WAND - March 21, 2013

SPRINGFIELD - A plan to ban smoking on all state-supported universities and colleges is moving forward. The higher education committee passed the proposal 7-5. The plan seeks to ban smoking anywhere on a public university or community college campus effective July 1, 2014. …

Illinois Senate Committee OKs Smoking Ban On College Campuses
NBC Chicago (blog) - March 21, 2013

A Senate committee on Tuesday approved a state-wide measure that would ban smoking anywhere on the campuses of public universities or community ...

Smoke Free SLU puts on a 'grave' event
The University News - March 21, 2013

The 18th annual Kick Butts Day was held today in the Busch Student Center. The event was not hosted by SLU Karate but, rather, by Smoke Free SLU as a way to stand up against Big Tobacco. …

CSU board hopes to make school system smoke-free
Daily Sundial - March 20, 2013

LONG BEACH ­ The CSU Academic Senate’s resolution to ban tobacco products on all CSU campuses is one step closer to being implemented as an executive order. At Wednesday’s meeting, the senate’s chair, Dr. Diana Guerin, thanked Chancellor Timothy White for responding to the senate’s plan to make the CSU smoke-free. “He wants to plan the process to ban all tobacco products in the CSU and cessation programs,” Guerin said. “We would be pleased to participate in this (and) provided solutions electronically to the board.” Currently the only CSU campus with a tobacco policy is San Francisco State University, which bans tobacco use outside of designated smoking areas. Cal State Fullerton is the first CSU campus that will become 100 percent smoke-free as of August 2013. …

FSU to Become Smoke-Free Campus
WCTV - March 20, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The No Smoking Zones at FSU will eventually cover the entire campus. The FSU Board of Trustees approved a measure to ban the use of all tobacco products on campus. … FSU is slated to become a smoke-free campus by January 2014. …

GRU Campus Set to Go Tobacco Free This Fall
WJBF-TV - March 20, 2013

Today is National Kick Butts Day - a day to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. And that’s why today, GRU announced some changes on campus this fall. … This fall, GRU will go smoke free. …

Proposed smoking ban on college campuses clears first hurdle
The Southern-March 20, 2013

SPRINGFIELD – A proposal to ban smoking on all state-supported ... Terry Link, D-Waukegan, would require smoking to be entirely banned on public university ...

Committee Approves State University Smoking Ban
FOX Illinois-March 20, 2013

This is an extension of the state's smoking ban, which already applies to public buildings. The bill moving forward at the statehouse bars students, staff, and ...

New organization advocates for a smoke-free campus
LSU The Reveille-March 19, 2013

Fresh Campus is partnered with Smoking Words, which is a tobacco education program on campus that advocates for a smoke-free campus, said Judith ...

President's tobacco taskforce wants smoke-free campus in 2014
StateHornet.com-March 19, 2013

"For our campus, going tobacco-free and smoke-free (would promote) a cleaner environment and is pro-health," Kenoyer said. "It's not only healthy for the ...

Smoking ban taken to vote
AberdeenNews.com - March 19, 2013

Northern State University students will vote this week whether to ban smoking from campus, a student representative said Monday at a faculty senate meeting. Kody Kyriss, a student representative, said voting will coincide with elections for the student senate positions, which will begin 8 a.m. Wednesday and end 5 p.m. Friday. The results of the vote, which will be done electronically, are expected to be tallied quickly, Kyriss said. The smoking referendum calls for signs to be placed around Northern declaring the campus smoke free, and disposal bins for cigarettes would be taken away. If students vote to pass the referendum, it would then be referred to the faculty and staff for a vote, Kyriss said. That vote could be as early as next week, he said. If the referendum is passed by the students, but voted down by faculty and staff, there is some uncertainty about what would happen next, Kyriss said. ...

Two Area Colleges Make Dean's List for Tobacco Policy
13WHAM-TV - March 19, 2013

Rochester, N.Y. - Two area colleges are getting top marks in a new report from the American Cancer Society. The Society’s annual Tobacco Free U report measures tobacco bans on New York campuses and for the first time is recognizing individual schools for their rules on tobacco use and enforcement. …

Campus to become tobacco-free: Trustees approve smoking ban, plan to raise FSU’s ranking
Florida Flambeau - March 18, 2013

The Florida State University Board of Trustees on Friday, March 8 reviewed an updated edition of the University’s proposed measures to bring FSU into the nation’s Top 25 public universities within the next five years. But the issue that garnered significant attention at the meeting was an approved measure to ban the use of all tobacco products on campus by January 2014. A 'Breath Easy Zone' sign restricts smoking in certain areas of campus. In 2014, FSU will become the third public university in Florida to become a tobacco-free ...

Stand up for a smoke-free campus
The Augusta Chronicle - March 18, 2013

Tobacco use is one of those topics sure to get passionate responses, both from those for and against it. … No matter which side you fall on, it’s a fact that across the United States, universities and health systems are making the choice to create healthy living and working environments for students, faculty and staff. Ever since Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Mo., became the nation’s first smoke-free college campus in 2003, more than 1,100 campuses have followed suit. The Center for Tobacco Policy foresees that nearly all college campuses in the United States will be 100 percent smoke-free in 10 years, according to a CNN report. It’s estimated that more than 3,500 hospitals, health-care systems and clinics are smoke-free. … Georgia Regents University kicks off its smoke-free campus campaign March 20, which is appropriately named Kick Butts Day. Our goal is for our entire campus to be smoke-free by fall 2013. …

Tobacco-free push could be beginning of restriction flood
OSU - The Lantern - March 17, 2013

President E. Gordon Gee set a goal to have a Tobacco-free policy in place on OSU's campus by Aug. 1. In a move worthy of a crafty politician, Ohio State ...

BCC campus to become smoke-free
North Adams Transcript - March 15, 2013

PITTSFIELD -- Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Board of Trustees has unanimously approved an initiative designed to make the campus smoke-free starting Aug. 1. …

NMSU could change to tobacco-free campus in 2014
Roundupdaily - March 14, 2013

A bill in the New Mexico Legislature would request public colleges and universities to implement tobacco-free campus policies. The Tobacco-Free College Campuses bill or Senate Memorial 63 is scheduled for Senate Calendar Thursday and is sponsored by Sen. Joseph Cervantes. Since New Mexico State University is a public university the bill would request that NMSU implement tobacco-free campus policies effective July 1, 2014. Susan Wilson, NMSU associate professor of Public Health Sciences, said there are preliminary stages of developing strategies to implement tobacco-free policies at NMSU …

KU student pushing for smoking ban on campus
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - March 14, 2013

Here's something on which I'm guessing some of you have opinions: One KU student is pushing for KU's Lawrence campus to be completely smoke-free. Her name is Ashley Hrabe, she's a sophomore from Salina and she's been involved with the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition since she was in high school. …

BGSU May Implement Smoking Ban
1330 WFIN - March 14, 2013

Smoking on the campus at Bowling Green State University could soon be a thing of the past. 13ABC reports the University is considering a campus-wide smoking ban. So far, seven colleges in Ohio are smoke free including the University of Toledo. Officials on campus are trying to figure out how to enforce the ban and new policy if put into place and also how to include area's for smokers. The policy could become reality this fall.

Parkland considering tobacco-free campus
Prospectus-March 13, 2013

The first step in figuring out whether or not a tobacco-free campus would be beneficial to the college was hearing from the students and faculty themselves. ...

Completely smoke-free policies don't belong in UWGB
Fourth Estate Newspaper – March 13, 2013

According to The Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, as of Jan. 2, at least 1,129 college and university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies to eliminate smoking across the entire campus. According to the ANR, this number has increased by 110 campuses between July 2010 and July 2011. The number rapidly increased by 599 campuses between July 2011 and January 2013. The ANR expects this number to continue to climb quickly as a result of the growing social norm of supporting smoke free environments. Support also comes from within the academic community for such policies for campus health and well-being, but it’s not practical to bring the policies to UW-Green Bay. …

Smoke-free by 2016
Psuvanguard.com - March 11, 2013

Portland State has accepted the regional Fresh Air Campus Challenge posed by local, state and federal health authorities. Building on the campus’ current Clean Air Corridor, the challenge is to eliminate all smoking on PSU’s campus by 2016. If the ban is implemented, PSU would join more than 60 other colleges in the Pacific Northwest with campus-wide smoking bans, including Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon Health and Science University and 50 community colleges statewide. Nationally, 17 percent of all campuses have implemented anti-smoking policies.

PSU joins effort to go smoke-free by 2016
OregonLive.com - March 8, 2013

PCC went smoke-free while she attended. Then she visited a friend in Victoria, B.C., which has strict public smoking restrictions. Then she moved into a ...

Ohio State aims to become tobacco-free in 2013
OSU - The Lantern - March 8, 2013

OSU aims to become a tobacco-free campus by August according to a email from OSU President E. Gordon Gee sent to students, faculty and staff on March 8.

OSU Prez Gee Wants Smoke-Free Campus
Fox 28 - March 8, 2013

OSU Prez Gee Wants Smoke-Free Campus ... resolution to the Board of Trustees in April to request authority to revise the university's current smoke free policy." ...

Riggs Backs New Smoking Policy
El Vaquero - March 7, 2013

The battle over whether or not to make Glendale Community College a non-smoking campus has been brewing since 2010; now Interim Superintendent/President Jim Riggs is urging not only the campus, but also the district, to become completely smoke-free. …

UNT smoking ban effective, despite lax enforcement
Pegasus News - March 6, 2013

DENTON ­ It's been more than two months since UNT became completely smoke-free. Students, faculty and staff are still adjusting, but despite a near total lack ...

ASUA approves funding for Texting While Driving Campaign ...
Arizona Daily Wildcat - March 6, 2013

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona approved funding for a campaign against texting and driving and declared its support for a tobacco-free ...

Smoking ban OK'd for Bidwell Park, AS proposal seeks student input
The Orion (Calif. State U. Chico) - March 6, 2013

Students on campus were asked what they thought about a potential smoking ban being enforced throughout the California State University system.

Maddi Buscho: UW-L should make campus smokefree
La Crosse Tribune - March 5, 2013

The plan to make the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse a tobacco-free campus ... Having a tobacco-free campus would reflect well on the school's already ...

Faculty senate talks tobacco-free campus, major, minor revisions
University of Delaware Review - March 5, 2013

The senators also discussed the student government approved tobacco-free campus motion, as well as admissions for next year's incoming freshman class. …

Baylor student senate urges school to go 'smoke-free'
KWKT - March 4, 2013

Baylor's student senate leaders are following a similar smoke-free bill that was implemented at UT. Baylor's student sentate says eliminating smoking is not only ...

USenate proposes banning smoking on M'side campus
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.) - March 4, 2013

At its latest plenary, the University Senate discussed a proposed resolution from the Task Force on Smoking Policy, which, if passed, would ban smoking from the Morningside campus, but is still subject to change.

The Auditor: Smoking ban proposed for college campuses
NJ.com (blog) - March 3, 2013

Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. That is, unless you’re on the campus of a college or university. In that case, don’t smoke ’em. Or chew. Or dip. Assemblywomen Celeste Riley (D-Cumberland) and Connie Wagner (D-Bergen) have introduced a bill (A3894) that would ban smoking as well as the use of smokeless tobacco on any campus ­ indoors or outdoors ­ in “any facility owned, leased, or controlled by” any public or private higher educational institution. …

KUnited releases more platform initiatives
The University Daily Kansan - March 3, 2013

KUnited a student senate coalition has released four more platform initiatives for the 2013 campaign. Brandon Woodard, a senior from Topeka, is KUnited’s 2013 presidential candidate. Blaine Bengtson, a junior from Salina, is KUnited's 2013 vice-presidential candidate. ….

Berkshire Community College to go smoke-free August 1
Berkshire Eagle - March 1, 2013

PITTSFIELD -- The Berkshire Community College board of trustees has unanimously agreed to make the campus smoke-free effective Aug. 1. Following in the footsteps of other colleges and universities in limiting people’s exposure to secondhand smoke, BCC students, faculty and staff won’t be allowed to smoke on BCC property, except for inside their cars. ...

UMass enacting campus-wide smoking ban on July 1
WWLP 22News – February 28, 2013

(WWLP) - UMass Amherst will soon be a smoke-free campus. Starting July 1, the university joins 1,129 campuses across the country that have smoking bans. …

PSU Planning To Be Smoke-Free By 2016 ($$)
Centralia Chronicle - March 1, 2013

Portland State University has already taken steps to reduce tobacco use on its downtown campus. Now the school is challenging itself to become entirely smoke-free by 2016. …

UA Board of Regents releases information about recent meeting
Anchorage Daily News – February 28, 2013

ANCHORAGE -- Students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to testify to the University of Alaska Board of Regents during a two-day meeting in Anchorage Feb. 21 and 22. A group of approximately 15 students and faculty came forward to request smoke free campuses in the UA system, while many others testified in support of programs and
plans on the board's agenda. The quality of testimony added an element of personal engagement to an agenda packed with consent items, curriculum changes, campus planning updates and bond considerations. …

New policy limits smokers to assigned areas
The Samford Crimson - February 28, 2013

Samford, previously a free-smoking campus, will begin Friday, March 1, to enforce a policy that will limit smokers to designated areas on campus. …

Student Health Advocacy Committee asks ASUA to support Tobacco-Free Initiative
Arizona Daily Wildcat (blog) - February 28, 2013

The ASUA Senate discussed the possibility of turning the UA into a tobacco-free campus at its weekly meeting Wednesday night. … Its most recent project is the Tobacco-Free Initiative, which would ban the use of ... Currently, the UA Health Sciences Center campus is tobacco-free and SHAC ...

Smoking Forum Draws Few at Kent State
Patch.org - Feb 27, 2013

Tobacco-free campus committee asking public for input; series of public meetings planned at all 8 campuses ...

WSU ban on smoking gaining supporters
StandardNet-February 27, 2013

The original proposal banned smoking anywhere on campus. ... The Student Senate researched smoking bans on campuses across the country, and the ...

Northern State students seeking campus smoking ban
San Francisco Chronicle - February 26, 2013

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) ­ Students at Northern State University in Aberdeen have begun collecting signatures to bring a smoking ban to a campus-wide vote. …

NSU students petition to ban smoking on campus
AberdeenNews.com – February 26, 2013

Northern State University students have collected about one-third of the signatures needed to bringing a smoking issue to a campuswide vote. The Northern State University's Student Association collected 60-70 of the 200 student signatures needed to push the referendum to a campuswide vote, said Kody Kyriss, president of the association, at the university's faculty senate meeting Monday. There were 3,622 students enrolled at the university in the fall, according to university …

Northern State University students want campus smoking ban
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - February 26, 2013

ABERDEEN ­ Students at Northern State University in Aberdeen have begun collecting signatures to bring a smoking ban to a campus-wide vote. The college's ...

Kent State Smoking Ban Topic of Public Meetings
Kent (OH) Patch.com - February 26, 2013

Kent State University administrators will hold the first of several public meetings today to talk about the idea of banning smoking completely on all eight campuses. …

UA smoking ban debate founded on falsehoods
The University of Alabama Crimson White - February 26, 2013

It seems two of the most cited statistics in the smoking ban debate are the percentage of UA smokers climbs from 6 percent freshman year to 16 percent senior year, and 58 percent of students support a campuswide smoking ban. If true and correctly obtained, these statistics, which were collected in a Health and Wellness Survey last spring, are telling. However, a quick look into this survey reveals they were not correctly obtained and as a result, are certainly not an accurate representation of student opinion. …

Smoke-free campus initiative excessive, unnecessary
University of Delaware Review - February 25, 2013

The Student Government Association's smoking ban proposal spurs an interesting ... However, banning smoking from the entire campus is a little overambitious. ... get nauseous from the scent of it, should barbeques be banned from campus?

Students unsure if UMaine tobacco free initiative working
The Maine Campus - February 25, 2013

With the University of Maine’s Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative turning two years old in January, students on the University of Maine campus feel that they see less smoking around campus, but the program is not working. …

Lights out: Campus smoking ban
UT The Daily Texan - February 25, 2013

Editor’s note: On Friday, March 1, UT will become a 100 percent smoke-free campus. Some 15 signs currently designating smoking areas will have been removed by then. Below, Daily Texan columnists Roy Cathey and Zachary Adams take opposing stances on the smoking ban.

UW-L considering tobacco ban
La Crosse Tribune - February 23, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is considering whether to ban tobacco use on campus. … Western Technical College already restricts the use of tobacco products on its campuses. Viterbo University requires students to smoke in designated areas. …

E-cigarettes not allowed indoors at WSU
The WSU Sign Post - February 23, 2013

Throughout campus, students, faculty and staff can be seen smoking not just cigarettes, but electronic cigarettes. Unlike normal cigarettes, some people will smoke the e-cigarettes indoors, which is against Weber State University school policy. “Electronic cigarettes came into being a few years ago,” said Bill Fruth, the director of the Shepherd Union Building. “We had to figure out what other schools ...

Smoking zones policy passes in faculty senate
The WSU Sign Post - February 22, 2013

Students who take a smoke break between classes might have to congregate in specific areas, according to a new smoke-free zone policy recommended in ...

Campus to go tobacco-free?
Manitou Messenger - February 21, 2013

… On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed a proposal 20 to 6 to place a referendum gauging students’ support for a tobacco-free campus on the SGA Spring Election ballot. …

Administrators banning use of tobacco would only be self-serving ...
The University of Alabama Crimson White - February 21, 2013

Additionally, the science they use behind the secondhand smoke exposure is misleading. ... already toxic fumes, which we make very little effort to monitor or restrict. ... have enacted bans on smoking have little success at restricting the activity, ...

Tobacco-free bill still smoldering
Daily Eastern News - February 20, 2013

The seven Eastern students who voiced their opinion at the tobacco-free forum spoke against a complete ban on tobacco on campus on Wednesday. The Student Senate members hosted an open forum to discuss the proposal to prohibit the use of tobacco on campus. …

Resident Hall Association seeks input on campus-wide smoking ban
Diamondback Online - February 19, 2013

“The main purpose of the town halls is not to have people complain about the smoking ban, because that's already been decided ­ it's going to happen,” Singh ...

Education better than ban
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - February 19, 2013

... health education, warning labels on cigarettes, bans on smoking indoors and ... Banning all tobacco products on campus is a terrible idea, it's unenforceable ... The sentiment that the smoking ban is founded on is noble. ... Chewing gum was not banned; the faculty just asked people to stop putting gum in water fountains.

Put It Out, please: UMSL's tobacco-free campaign to focus on polite ...
UMSL Daily (blog) - February 18, 2013

It started with an email. Signage and University of Missouri–St. Louis student volunteers passing out nicotine gum soon followed. Now, in its third stage, the UMSL Seriously Tobacco-Free campaign gets personal with Put It Out Day on Thursday (Feb. 21). Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to ask – politely – at least one smoker to put out his or her cigarette. "The tobacco-free policy was initiated by students and approved by student, faculty and staff governing bodies," said Ron Gossen, chief marketing officer at UMSL. "Now faculty, staff and students can collectively take ownership Thursday over implementing the policy they approved." …

Daytona State to reconsider tobacco policy
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal - Feb 15, 2013

Daytona State College's board of trustees plans to revist whether to make its campuses smoke-free. The board will vote on the tobacco issue next month after previously turning down such a policy last year despite recommendations from the president, ...

Town Hall Meetings Set to Discuss Tobacco-Free University
Kent State University - Feb 15, 2013

Kent State faculty, staff and students can have their say on the university becoming a tobacco-free campus. Town hall meetings are scheduled to hold on Kent and Regional campuses ...

PETRONIS: Health Controversy: Should College Campuses Be Entirely Smoke-Free?
Glamour - Feb 15, 2013

And honestly, I was momentarily surprised that more campuses aren't tobacco-free--mostly because it seems like there aren't that many places that still do allow smoking, you know what I mean?

Smoke- free campus debate moves to Faculty Senate
News@Northeastern - February 14, 2013

Terry Fulmer, the dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences, is co-chair of a committee exploring the possibility of Northeastern becoming a smoke-free ...

UT approves designated 'smoking zones'
Tampa Bay Wake Up Call, Tampa Bay Business Journal - February 14, 2013

The University of Tampa has passed a new smoking policy that designates restricted zones on campus where people can smoke beginning in August. The four-year-long student initiative received …

Benefits from smoking ban
Renegade Rip-February 13, 2013

As a student who dislikes smoking, when I heard about the vote on whether they will make the Bakersfield College a smoking free or smoking designated ...

VOICES: Should the campus be entirely smoke-free?
PCC Courier - February 13, 2013

The campus should not be made smoke free.” Calvin Chacon, undecided. 3. “Stricter rules should be applied because there are people who don't want to have ...

Can UC Irvine Go Smoke Free?
New University Online - February 12, 2013

A couple of months ago, the UC Office of the President made an official statement about a policy proposal for every UC to go smoke-free by 2014. A committee ...

Smoking should not be banned
Retriever - February 11, 2013

Less smoke is good for campus health, but it is not worth the price of restricting liberties. We don’t ban every activity that harms bystanders, and banning smoking is morally questionable. However, UMBC is extremely fortunate, and may be able to mitigate the unintended consequences of a total ban by choosing how the ban is implemented. …

Ball State may ban outdoor smoking on campus
Indianapolis Star - February 9, 2013

MUNCIE -- In 1993, Ball State University banned smoking in residence halls. In 1998, smoking was eliminated from all buildings. In 2004, smoking was banned within 30 feet of the entrances ...

Univ. of Alabama opens conversation about no smoking ban
WBRC - February 8, 2013

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Thursday in Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama community talked about what campus life would be like with a no smoking ban.

SGA wants to restrict where smokers light up
Setonian - February 7, 2013

The SGA's Student Life Committee that is set on Monday to propose a piece of legislation which will alter Seton Hall's smoking policy on Monday, Feb. 11. …

CU-Boulder makes smoking ban official, will create designated smoking areas
Ban begins with educational phase, goes into effect Aug. 19
Daily Camera – February 6, 2013

Chancellor Phil DiStefano signed the University of Colorado's no-smoking policy Wednesday, making the school the second in the Pac-12 with such a ban. … There are now roughly 1,130 college campuses across the country that are smoke-free with no exemptions, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a California-based group. A majority are smaller or mid-sized campuses. But momentum is building, said Liz Williams, a project manager for the foundation. "I think the reason some larger schools may not have implemented smoke- or tobacco-free policies is because it takes longer to consider and adopt policy changes," she said. …

Smoke-free campus being considered
Pasadena City College Courier - February 6, 2013

The Health and Safety committee is working toward a proposal to have the college become a smoke free campus. …

GRU's Summerville campus going tobacco-free in the fall
WRDW-TV - February 6, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- You can see the signs in the windows. They say "No smoking within 25 feet," but those restrictions are about to get stricter. In a matter of months, the Summerville campus students won't be able to smoke at all. "I want to transfer," blurted out student Miguel Cruz when he found out his campus is going tobacco-free. It's a drastic response to what some students are calling a drastic change to Georgia Regents University's Summerville campus rules. …

UMSL students take action to promote tobacco-free campus
UMSL Daily (blog) - February 5, 2013

The University of Missouri–St. Louis fired up the second week of its UMSL Seriously Tobacco-Free campaign on Monday, and administrators weren’t the only ones taking the university’s tobacco-free policy seriously. Volunteer students handed out fliers with tobacco facts, cessation resource information and copies of the university policy during high-traffic hours in the Quadrangle on North Campus. …

Northeastern moves to make campus smoke-free
Boston.com - February 4, 2013

A move to make Northeastern University smoke-free is stirring controversy on campus around issues of civil rights and questions of enforceability. University ...

No ifs, ands or cigarette butts: MIZZOU smoke-free policy prompts ...
UMKC University News - February 4, 2013

The implementation of the smoke-free policy at Mizzou was originally intended for January 2014. After a proposal was presented during a joint session between ...

Will smoking be banned at N.C. community colleges?
Morning Report, The Business Journal – February 4, 2013

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban smoking on community college campuses. The bill did not originate from the community college system, and college officials have stayed …

Smoking policy updated
East Tennessean - February 4, 2013

East Tennessee State University passed a policy Aug. 11, 2008, making its campus tobacco free. The smoking policy excluded smoking and all other tobacco usage except if only used in the privacy of individuals’ vehicles. The policy was applied to all university buildings; grounds; ETSU-affiliated, off-campus locations; clinics; any buildings owned, leased and/or rented by ETSU in all other areas; and all ETSU facilities located on the campus of the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home.
On Dec. 6, 2012, the ETSU Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation and Compliance Task Group issued a final report updating the smoking policy. … After reviewing these other institutions’ policies the task force developed recommendations in the areas of marketing and awareness, enforcement and compliance, measurement of program success/failure and educational resources/cessation. …

Smokers need designated areas
East Tennessean - February 3, 2013

So, the “smoking ban” is once again making its rounds through the student ... but nobody in their right mind would restrict your choice to do so if you want to (I ...

CU Boulder Joins Pearl Street With Smoking Ban
KUNC - February 2, 2013

This will be the first full week of a campus wide smoking ban at the University of Colorado. Administrators say it will be enforced through education and ...

CU's smoking ban could affect students' daily habits
cuindependent - February 1, 2013

Although smoking cigarettes negatively impacts a person's health, many students partake in the addictive activity regularly. CU strives for a healthy campus, but ...

Soon, no smoking on community college campuses in N.C.? ($$)
Triangle BizBlog, Triangle Business Journal – February 1, 2013

State lawmakers introduced a bill that would ban smoking on all community college campuses. The bill did not originate from the community college system, and college officials have stayed mostly …

CU-Boulder student leaders concerned about lack of student feedback on campus smoking decision
Colorado Daily - February 1, 2013

The University of Colorado Student Government expressed concerns about the lack of student opinion included in a campus-wide smoking ban, which university officials said will be approved early next week. University officials originally said Chancellor Phil DiStefano would sign the policy by Friday, however university spokesman Bronson Hilliard said Thursday night that the chancellor would sign the ban when he returns from travel next week. …

Smoking Banned on Campus (Includes interview and first-hand ...
DigitalJournal.com - February 1, 2013

The start of a new year may be the start of a new resolution for Marymount College students. As of Jan. 1, 2013, Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., has been declared a smoke-free campus. …

Northeastern Drags Students Into the Conversation: Should the Campus Go Smoke-Free?
BostInno (blog) - February 1, 2013

Northeastern assembled a committee comprised of students, staff and faculty last month to explore the possibility of implementing a smoke-free campus policy. The news was met with mixed emotions. …

Smoke-free campus, concealed carry to appear on SGA ballot
The Daily Toreador (registration) - February 1, 2013

On February 27 and 28, students at Texas Tech will vote for more than just positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Student Government Association. During Thursday’s meeting, senators passed two resolutions that will place a referendum on the upcoming election ballot. The first resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 48.11, passed with 98 percent of the votes. According to the bill, the referendum will be put on the ballot to gather opinions of the students about becoming a tobacco-free or smoke-free campus. …

Initial Smoking Ban vote passed
(Bakersfield College) Renegade Rip - January 30, 2013

According to Nick Acosta, the preliminary numbers for the vote on the smoking ban is favoring toward a 100 percent tobacco free campus. These are not final numbers, the final numbers will be updated as soon as they are recieved. …

Campus adjusts to USD smoking ban
USD Volante Online-January 30, 2013

According to Student Government Association President Alissa VanMeeteren, SGA is pleased with the way the smoking ban has been doing during its initial ...

COLUMN: PRO: USD finally moving forward
USD Volante Online-January 30, 2013

The smoking ban, almost a surprisingly irrelevant topic for most, has not received a notable amount of attention from the student body. Perhaps society has just ...

COLUMN: CON: Smoking is an adult choice
USD Volante Online-January 30, 2013

The smoking ban is not necessarily new to anyone; the campus has been ... But was the issue of smoking so pertinent that the entire campus be banned from it?

University pursues smoke-free campus
BG News-January 30, 2013

It may not be long until students are prohibited from smoking everywhere on campus, as the University is moving forward with the creation of a smoke-free or ...

Open forum continues discussion on smoke-​​free campus initiative
News@Northeastern-January 30, 2013

... the Northeastern law student chapter of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, speaks at a forum on the university's exploration of a smoke-free campus policy.

Butt out: Resolution will create tobacco-free task force
UMKC University News-January 29, 2013

Amy Johnson, a senior biology major and the Student Representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, is spearheading the tobacco-free efforts.

OU takes time to adjust to new campus-wide smoking ban
Oklahoma Daily - January 29, 2013

The OU Police Department has received 25 complaints of violations of the on-campus smoking ban, OUPD spokesman Lt. Bruce Chan said. …

Boulder campus goes smoke-free by end of the week
cuindependent-by Alison Noon - January 28, 2013

The university known for an annual 4/20 smokeout will become smoke-free this week. Chancellor Philip DiStefano is signing a policy banning smoking on the CU Boulder campus on or before Friday, according to university officials. …

ICC celebrates 5 years of tobacco free campus
Herald Review - January 28, 2013

The Itasca Community Colleges Student Ambassadors will be hosting a 5 year celebration of the college's Tobacco Free Campus Policy with cake and games ...

UMSL fires up campaign to maintain tobacco-free campus
UMSL Daily (blog) - January 28, 2013

In an effort to help students, faculty and staff kick their tobacco habits and maintain a tobacco-free campus, the University of Missouri–St. Louis launched UMSL ...

University Senate considers future smoking restriction at town hall ...
CU Columbia Spectator-Jan 25, 2013

More than two years after the University Senate passed a ban on smoking ... the town hall, said that restricting smoking to certain areas would be unrealistic.

SIU may go smoke free
KFVS-Jan 25, 2013

Southern Illinois University may soon go smoke free. Students and faculty have formed a committee for a smoke-free campus. Chancellor Rita Cheng says the ...

No more smokers on campus starting in March
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin) - Jan 25, 2013

The University will remove temporary smoking locations next month to become a fully tobacco-free campus but will continue to enforce the policy without fining violators. Starting March 1, smoking tobacco will no longer be allowed at the 15 temporary loc

As UT bans smoking on campus, it continues to benefit from tobacco investments
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin) - Jan 25, 2013

The University of Texas Investment Management Company, or UTIMCO, is a nonprofit corporation created by the UT System to oversee UT and Texas A&M systems' investments.

Smoke-free hiring policies becoming more popular
The University of Alabama Crimson White - January 24, 2013

Significant changes to The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine's hiring polices of tobacco users are affecting The University of Alabama and local ...

GRU Campus Set to Go Tobacco Free This Fall
WJBF-TV-Jan 23, 2013

It's been just a little more than 2 weeks since Augusta's new U officially became Georgia Regents University. Besides the new name, the consolidation also ...

UK Promotes Tobacco-Free Policy With Community Report Line
weku-Jan 23, 2013

The University of Kentucky promotes compliance and enforcement of its tobacco-free policy through a community report line, among many other measures.

USD Students Getting Used To Smoking Ban
KELOLAND TV-Jan 23, 2013

USD Students Getting Used To Smoking Ban. By Kellee Azar Published: ... Going smoke-free is a movement taking the nation by storm. Many restaurants, cities ...

Ole Miss starts writing fines for smoking ban
Themississippilink - January 22, 2013

After several years of limiting smoking to designated outdoor areas, Ole Miss officials last August banned all smoking on university property. The smoke-free policy ... Smokers haven't given up hope overturning the ban. Kathleen Henry, an ...

C of C students back 'tobacco-free' campus, but faculty members ...
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) - January 21, 2013

File/ Staff The College of Carleston's Student Government Association last week voted 14-8 in support of a resolution to make the campus “tobacco-free.” ...

Students back no smoking
Charleston Post Courier (subscription) - January 21, 2013

Another piece of the Charleston peninsula could go smoke-free if College of Charleston students get their way. The school's Student Government Association last week voted 14-8 in support of a …

What tobacco free means for NKU
NKU The Northerner Online - January 17, 2013

The Board of Regents voted in favor of a tobacco-free policy that will take effect in 12-18 months, according to President Geoff Mearns. …

Texas Tech's Campus May Go Smoke-Free
EverythingLubbock.com - January 17, 2013

Texas Tech students returned to school Wednesday, some of them with cigarettes in hand, but smoking on campus could soon be a thing of the past. …

Ole Miss not alone in smoking ban
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - January 17, 2013

The University of Mississippi’s smoking ban went into effect in August, but only this month have officials started enforcing it with $25 fines. As the Ole Miss policy moves from the warning to the stepped-up enforcement phase, the university joins three other Southeastern Conference schools that have adopted campus-wide smoking bans. They are Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky. …

SG Resumes Contentious Smoking Ban Debate
The News Record - January 16, 2013

The University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Government passed a bill to reform the university’s smoking policy Wednesday. The Student Rights and Interest committee plans to survey students to better understand the student body’s opinion on the smoking policy. “The best thing we can do is to try to find a solution that will appease all students,” said Rudy Sunders, DAAP tribunal senator. Northern Kentucky University recently became a tobacco-free campus Jan. 9. With other universities in the area discussing reformation to its policies, SG wants to keep UC ahead of the curve. …

C of C smoking ban stalled by Faculty Senate
Live 5 News - January 16, 2013

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC)- A potential smoking ban at the College of ... The smoking ban passed in the Student Senate, with a vote of 14 to 8, but the Faculty ...

TAMUG restricts smoking on campus
Daily News - Galveston County-January 16, 2013

GALVESTON — Texas A&M Universityy at Galveston implemented a policy Tuesday that greatly restricts where students, staff, faculty and visitors can light up ...

Smoke-free campus subject of SGA town hall meetings
The Daily Toreador (registration)-January 15, 2013

Study-time smoke breaks and in-class tobacco dipping may become an old habit for students , faculty and staff on Texas Tech's campus. That is, if a majority of ...

Split decision with regard to a tobacco-free campus
Cistern Yard-January 15, 2013

Students line up in the Stern Center Ballroom to show their opposition toward a SGA resolution in favor of a tobacco-free campus. While SGA voted for the ...

University of South Dakota now smoke-free
Daily Republic-January 15, 2013

The school announced in September that the USD Executive Committee voted to ban smoking on campus effective Jan. 9. The USD's Student Government had ...

One puff away from a "smoke-free" campus
Griffon News-January 15, 2013

He said all universities that implement a smoke-free policy are going to have issues ."This is why we have a task force in place. We have a plan to deal with the ...

Students return to smoke-free campus
Denton Record Chronicle - January 14, 2013

University of North Texas students won’t be able to smoke on campus this semester. As of Jan. 1, UNT went smoke free. …

OU: No fines issued since smoking ban took effect
Beaumont Enterprise - January 14, 2013

The University of Oklahoma says no one has been fined since the campus banned smoking six months ago. …

Campus ban on smoking is working, OU officials say
Tulsa World - January 14, 2013

NORMAN ­ In the six months since a campuswide smoking ban took effect at the University of Oklahoma, no one has been fined for smoking on campus. …

No Fines Issued Since Smoking Ban Took Effect
KOKH FOX25 - January 14, 2013

No Fines Issued Since Smoking Ban Took Effect ... The University of Oklahoma says no one has been fined since the campus banned smoking six months ago.

Butler Community College considers smoking ban
Wichita Business Journal (blog) - January 14, 2013

…Butler already bans smoking inside or within 25 feet of campus buildings. ... moves forward, it will be the largest college in Kansas to ban smoking campus-wide.

Campus officials say smoke free is the way to be
Central Florida Future - January 14, 2013

The smoke-free campus policy issued in the fall 2012 semester has been effective in some parts of campus but not without setbacks. …

In support of a tobacco-free campus
Cistern Yard - January 12, 2013

I support a tobacco-free campus for what it will provide long-term, which is make the College of Charleston a healthier, cleaner and all-around more productive place to live and learn. … MUSC is one of over 1,130 institutions of higher education in the United States that has adopted smoke or tobacco-free campus policies. …

Trustees hear about tobacco-free policy
El Dorado Times - January 11, 2013

For the past three months, a group of faculty, staff and students have been meeting every other week in an effort to create a tobacco-free policy for Butler Community College. …

Lights Out In Vermillion: USD Smoking Ban Now In Effect
KMEG 14-January 11, 2013

The ban was requested by students, and while a lot of them say the ban is a good thing overall, it might be hard for smokers to go along with. "It will be a huge ...

USD Issues Campus-Wide Smoke Ban
KDLT News - January 10, 2013

It’s a brand new year for the Coyotes at the University of South Dakota, and with a new year comes new policies. However, there’s one in particular that not only affects the students, faculty, and staff, but anyone who may step foot on campus. For years, smoking has only been prohibited indoors and within 25 feet of all buildings; but this new campus-wide ban went into effect Wednesday, January 9. …

Texas Tech student government to hear views on tobacco-, smoke ...
LubbockOnline.com - January 10, 2013

SGA will hear opinions on becoming a tobacco-free or smoke-free campus, said Katherine Lindley, graduate senator. Current Texas Tech University students, ...

More than cigarettes will be banned at NKU
Cincinnati.com - January 9, 2013

… Those will include electronic cigarettes that deliver nicotine, chewing tobacco and “snus,” small smokeless tobacco packets tucked into between the lip and gum. …

NKU regents move toward tobacco-free policy
Bowling Green Daily News - January 9, 2013

Northern Kentucky University has taken a step toward becoming tobacco-free. The board of regents voted unanimously Wednesday to direct adoption of a tobacco-free campus policy. The school said in a news release the action authorizes university President Geoffrey Mearns to develop policy details and appoint a task force for the transition and implementation. The school said the process could take up to 18 months and is expected to include students, faculty, staff and visitors. …

Northern Kentucky University could soon go tobacco-free
kypost.com - January 9, 2013

Sixty-nine percent were either in favor of the tobacco-free policy or had no opposition to the policy. ... The tobacco-free campus would take a year to implement. …

Breathe Easy, At Least On-Campus
dailyRx - January 8, 2013

…Yvon Fils-Aime, MD, tobacco health educator in the Department of Health Services, and William V. Lechner, MS, from the Department of Psychology, at Oklahoma State University, worked with a team to track the changes in smoking on college campuses in recent years. For the study, 4,947 college undergraduates attending a large Midwestern university between 2007-2010 filled out surveys concerning attitudes and habits towards smoking. Surveys were completed at the start of the study and another three times through 2010. Tobacco use was banned on the campus in 2008. Tobacco cessation information and assistance services were made available to all students at this time.
Surveys asked questions about secondhand smoke exposure, preferences about smoke-free environments and enforcement policies and beliefs about smoking. The number of nonsmokers increased from 74 percent in 2007 steadily to 82 percent in 2010. …

Ole Miss starts writing fines for smoking ban
WAPT Jackson - January 7, 2013

After several years of limiting smoking to designated outdoor areas, Ole Miss officials last August banned all smoking on university property. The smoke-free policy ... Smokers haven't given up hope of overturning the ban. Kathleen Henry, an ...

HCC Campuses Go Tobacco-Free
Patch.org - January 6, 2013

With the new year all Hillsborough Community College campuses have become tobacco-free, which means if you want to light up a smoke, you'll have to do it outside campus boundaries. ...

Colleges recognized for smoke-free effort
Morning Sentinel - January 4, 2013

BANGOR -- The Maine Tobacco-Free College Network recently held an awards ... The event featured the announcement of the 2012 Maine Tobacco-Free ...

SUNY Cortland campus now smoke free
CNYcentral.com - January 2, 2013

SUNY Cortland is now tobacco free. Under a new order that requires all SUNY campuses to be smoke free by 2014, Cortland is the first to implement the ruling. Tobacco products are now banned ...

Our View: No tobacco at Snead State an excellent step
Sand Mountain (AL) Reporter - January 1, 2013

Snead State Community College President Robert Exley and the college’s President’s Cabinet are to be commended for making the campus tobacco free beginning Jan. 2. … Institutes of education are supposed to change lives for the better. This new policy will improve some lives and will likely save others....

Snead State starts the new year as a tobacco-free campus
Sand Mountain (AL) Reporter - December 31, 2012

BOAZ – Snead State Community College will be implementing a new tobacco-free campus policy on Jan. 2. “This is something we’ve considered for quite some time at the request of both students and employees. Our student leaders and some faculty ...

Green River Campuses Tobacco-Free in 2013
Enumclaw (WA) Patch.org - December 31, 2012

Green River Community College’s ban on tobacco goes into effect on New Year’s Day, a college news release said today. The new policy means that the use of any tobacco products including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes, and smokeless or chew ...

West Liberty's campus going tobacco-free Jan. 1
AP - Associated Press - December 26, 2012

West Liberty University is joining a national trend at the start of the new year: On Jan. 1, it becomes a tobacco-free campus. ...

W.Va. colleges, universities consider tobacco bans
Charleston (WV) Gazette - December 26, 2012

West Liberty University in the state's Northern Panhandle is the latest school to join a nationwide trend of tobacco-free college campuses, with plans to enforce a smoking ban next week. The Ohio County-based university will prohibit the use of tobacco ...

OU’s Tobacco-Free Task Force to survey usage on campus
The Post Online (Ohio University) - December 24, 2012

Though the future of tobacco is still hazy on Ohio University’s campus, some Miami RedHawks think their ban flew the coop with their campus’ lack of enforcement of the policy. ...

Journal of American College Health releases Tobacco Issue
News-Medical.net – December 18, 2012

Routledge is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 60, Issue 7, 2012 - the Tobacco Issue -- from Journal of American College Health (JACH). Compiled by the three Executive Editors of the JACH with an editorial from Reginald Fennell, PhD, MCHES, FACHA, NREMT-P, this special edition focuses on the ongoing national effort to make collegiate campuses in the United States tobacco free, while assessing how policies are being implemented. … There are over 825 campuses that have a 100 percent tobacco free policy with no exemptions, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …

The latest ban on campus
Examiner.com – December 17, 2012

…American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) has compiled a list of schools with Smoke-free and Tobacco-Free Policies. To achieve the 100% tobacco-free ...

Cal State Long Beach students to vote on campus smoking ban
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2012

Cal State Long Beach's Associated Students Inc. Senate this month approved a referendum for the March ballot asking students to vote on whether to change the university's policy to prohibit all smoking on campus. President F. King Alexander must give final approval for any changes to the policy, but a student vote in favor of banning smoking would send a strong message to the university. … As of October, at least 826 colleges in the nation had adopted smoke-free campus policies that eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas, according to the nonprofit group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The number has nearly doubled from 420 in 2010. …

Snead State campus to go tobacco-free in 2013
Gadsden Times - December 15, 2012

Snead State Community College will be implementing a new tobacco-free campus policy on Jan. 2. …

Paul Smith's to go tobacco-free
Plattsburgh Press Republican - December 14, 2012

PAUL SMITHS ­ As of Aug. 1, 2014, Paul Smith’s College will go tobacco-free. … Paul Smith’s will be joining 825 other campuses that have banned smoking ­ a figure that includes more than 600 that have gone completely tobacco-free or have announced plans to do so, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.

HCC Goes Tobacco Free
SurfKY News - December 13, 2012

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (12/13/12) – Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) will join the growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to adopt a tobacco-free campus policy, effective Jan. 1, 2013. … According to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF), there are smoke-free colleges and universities in virtually every state. Nationwide, over 600 colleges and universities have tobacco-free policies. As of October 2012, the ANRF has 12 Kentucky colleges listed as having smoke or tobacco-free policies. The ANRF’s state-by-state listing can be found at www.no-smoke.org/pdf/smokefreecollegesuniversities.pdf. …

Tobacco-free campus proposal rejected
Daily Mining Gazette - December 13, 2012

HOUGHTON - The results of Michigan Technological University's Senate referendum concerning a tobacco-free campus are in, and a majority of faculty and staff disagree with the university administration's current plans to move toward a tobacco-free campus. ...

VSA to solicit opinions on smoking ban
The Miscellany News - December 12, 2012

Though previously Vassar has largely resorted to student opinion when it came to the question of implementing a smoking ban, the Vassar Student Association (VSA) is now turning to more empirical evidence before any final decisions can be made. …

A Survey Will Help UCR Clear the Air About Tobacco Use
HealthCanal.com - December 12, 2012

Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will be a smoke-free campus. All UC property will be designated as smoke/tobacco-free as of Jan. 2, 2014, part of a systemwide effort to make campuses safer and healthier. …

Paul Smith's College will go tobacco-free in 2014
ReadMedia (press release) - December 12, 2012

PAUL SMITHS, NY (12/12/2012)(readMedia)-- Paul Smith's College will become tobacco-free as of August 1, 2014, college President John W. Mills announced ... Paul Smith's is joining 825 other campuses that have banned smoking – a figure that includes more than 600 that have gone tobacco-free or have announced plans to do so, according to the group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. …

Column: Smoke-free effort at NSU questionable
AberdeenNews.com - December 12, 2012

Abraham Lincoln did not regard himself as a handsome man. Once he met a woman on horseback and paused to let her pass. She halted her mount and ... Some folks at Northern State University apparently want the campus to be declared smoke free. Smoking is currently prohibited inside all campus facilities and within 50 feet of any building. …

No more butts about it: USD smoking ban looms
USD Volante Online - December 12, 2012

… Joining the ranks of approximately 826 other colleges and universities in the U.S., the University of South Dakota’s smoke-free campus policy will be out in full force Jan. 9 ­ posters, decals and all. …

Smoking banned on Oakland campus starting fall 2013
Royal Oak Daily Tribune - December 10, 2012

Smokers at Oakland University will have to stomp out their butts when they return to classes in fall 2013. ...

Students have mixed feelings about campus-wide smoking ban
Daily 49er - December 9, 2012

The fate of smoking on Cal State Long Beach's campus is now in the hands of the student body after the Associated Students Inc. Senate passed a resolution to ...

CU-Boulder: Student government's opposition won't snuff smoking ban
Daily Camera - December 8, 2012

University of Colorado officials still will move forward with plans for a campus-wide smoking or tobacco ban, despite student leaders' opposition. CU's student ...

Campus should be aware of pros, cons of potential smoking ban
Advance Titan - December 7, 2012

… More than 800 colleges have banned smoking on campus property, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. According to a article entitled ...

CU-Boulder student leaders reject campus smoking ban
Denver Post - December 7, 2012

University of Colorado student leaders Thursday night decided against supporting plans for a tobacco-free campus. The student government voted down a resolution that would have supported the administration's plan for CU to join the majority of other schools in the Pac-12 that have tobacco-free campuses. The measure failed 6-8. Ultimately, the campus could still ban tobacco, but university leaders wanted direction from students. …

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College going smoke-free, litter-free
SunHerald.com - December 7, 2012

GULFPORT -- Beginning in January, students and employees at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College won't be able to smoke or use tobacco products on any campus. …

University of Southern Maine students protest campus tobacco ban
Bangor Daily News - December 5, 2012

… USM is among more than 800 schools that have banned smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. …

Northeastern to explore smoke- free campus
News@Northeastern - December 5, 2012

North­eastern has con­vened a com­mittee com­prised of stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff to explore the possibility of implementing a smoke-free campus policy. …

Area colleges consider total smoking bans
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - December 5, 2012

… Virtually all of the colleges in the Rochester area have some kind of restrictions on smoking, but several are exploring the notion of expanding their bans to their entire campus. At Nazareth College on Tuesday morning, Patterson spoke to a group of local educators and policymakers about the benefits ­ and challenges ­ that come with a tobacco-free campus. …

Smoking ban needs clearer vision, focus
USD Volante Online - December 5, 2012

A campus-wide smoking ban goes into effect a little over a month from now. Much has been said and written on this subject ever since the ban was made official earlier this semester. Last week, a forum was held detailing the ban. This forum was intended to inform students of what this new ban will entail, but essentially gave every indication that this ban is ultimately destined to do nothing. …

In our opinion: NSU smoking ban worth considering
AberdeenNews.com - December 4, 2012

In our opinion: NSU smoking ban worth considering ... We are encouraged by NSU student representatives showing an interest in banning smoking on campus. ... college campuses around the country have banned smoking anywhere on ... These bans are coming from states, business owners and government employers. …

Framingham State University aims to be tobacco-free by next year
MetroWest Daily News - December 4, 2012

FRAMINGHAM ­ Following the lead of hundreds of other campuses across the country, Framingham State University plans to be tobacco-free by next year, according to school officials. But the details of that campus-wide ban on cigarettes, chewing tobacco and similar products are still up in the air, as an ad hoc committee responsible for developing the policy introduces its preliminary draft to students and staff. …

Campus-wide smoking ban passed
Oaklandpostonline - December 4, 2012

A policy to ban smoking on campus was recently approved by Oakland University administration, according to Robbie Williford, vice president of OU Student ...

Students protest smoking ban at USM
WGME - December 4, 2012

Students at USM who smoke say they have rights too. A group of students gathered on the Gorham campus Monday, in protest of the university's plan to ban ...

USM students protest campus tobacco ban
Portland Press Herald - December 4, 2012

GORHAM ­ Students are protesting this week against a tobacco ban that will take ... Other colleges in Maine that have banned on-campus smoking are the ...

Holy smokes: smoking ban unethical, extreme
The Circuit - December 4, 2012

Benedictine College’s on-campus smoking policy has come under debate in the past few weeks. According to discussion at the SGA Senate meetings, options currently on the table for modifying the policy are designating nine specific on-campus smoking areas or forbidding on-campus smoking all together. We understand that widespread smoking on campus presents a few problems for those who want the policy changed­namely, inconvenience to people who dislike the smoke as well as haphazard discarding of cigarette butts that makes for a less-than-desirable landscape. But is it ethical for the college to completely forbid smoking on its grounds? Our answer is no. …

Campus smoking ban passed
University of Delaware Review - December 3, 2012

Passing a campus smoking ban, implementing the student forum website UDecide and approving laundry text alerts have been some of the Student Government Association accomplishments this year, senators said at their final general meeting last Thursday in Memorial Hall. The tobacco-free campus proposal has been in the works since last spring semester and was officially passed at the senate meeting in November, which had representatives from all colleges included in the 31 voting member senate, according to senior and SGA president Michelle Barineau. She said the logistics of the plan still need to be finalized. …

Smoke out, wheels off
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - December 3, 2012

In August 2009, Boise State became an entirely smoke-free campus as a way to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for students, employees and visitors. The university is now one of over 300 U.S. colleges and universities also entirely smoke-free, according to the Health Services website. …

Mercer County Community College set to go smoke-free in the new ...
NJ.com - December 2, 2012

Joining a growing anti-tobacco trend, Mercer County Community College’s two campuses will become totally smoke-free in January. …

Smoking ban could prohibit people from lighting up on CU campus
kwgn.com - December 2, 2012

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 ...

CU-Boulder edges closer to campus smoking ban
9NEWS.com - December 2, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's student ...

Region Briefs: University of Colorado nears a smoking ban
Durango Herald – December 2, 2012

BOULDER - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's student government offered its initial support of the proposal. …

CU student government gives support to making campus a tobacco-free zone
Boulder Daily Camera – December 1, 2012

BOULDER ­ The University of Colorado might ban smoking anywhere on the campus. ...

Tobacco-Free Website Launched
SUNY Cortland News - November 30, 2012

Starting Jan. 1, the SUNY Cortland campus will become tobacco free. … The new policy means less secondhand smoke, fewer unexpected pools of tobacco drool and a stronger claim to being one of the healthiest campuses in the ...

Student leaders support tobacco-free campus as CU-Boulder weighs smoking ban
Denver Post-by Erica Meltzer - November 30, 2012

CU's student government gave initial support to a resolution Thursday night calling for the Boulder campus to become a completely tobacco-free zone, and top ...

CU contemplates making Boulder campus tobacco-free
Denver Business Journal - November 30, 2012

Smoking on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus may be snuffed out, the Daily Camera reports. A student government resolution calling for the campus ...

Midstate colleges limit smoking but aren't completely tobacco-free
Macon Telegraph – November 29, 2012

…More than 800 schools ban smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Most of those are medical schools and nonresidential ...

More US Colleges Moving to Ban Tobacco
Global Cigarette Market News – November 29, 2012

Approximately half of the college campuses nationwide are enacting or considering bans on use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all its forms, sometimes over the objections of student smokers, staff and faculty, reported the Associated Press. … Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, according to Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires or other issues," he told AP. "They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in this academic setting, where we're supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders." …

Smoke-free campuses multiply overseas
Global Times - November 29, 2012

Nearly 800 colleges and universities in the US have banned smoking on campus in recent years, and many are joining in the campaign in a bid to foster a healthier campus environment, according to media reports. …

Editorial: Outdoor smoking bans aren't necessary at colleges
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News - November 29, 2012

The outdoors smoking ban at GWU is in line with several other similar bans at ... that have enacted smoking bans, more than 800 colleges have banned smoking ... secondary smoke exposure is paramount, banning smoking outdoors seems ...

Joss, 2015 reps urge admins to wait for student input on smoking ban
The Miscellany News - November 28, 2012

During last Sunday’s Vassar Student Association (VSA) Council, Josselyn House President Casey Hancock ’15 and Class of 2015 President Ali Ehrlich proposed Resolution 27-6 which requested that Dean of the College Christopher Roellke, College President Catharine Bond Hill and the Committee on College Life (CCL) postpone voting or deciding on a smoking ban until further efforts to assess student opinion are implemented. …

MSU hosts smoke-free forums
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - November 28, 2012

STARKVILLE ­ Mississippi State University will host public forums on Wednesday and Thursday on a proposal to make the Starkville campus smoke-free. …

MSA to reconsider tobacco-free campus, award grant
Minnesota Daily - November 28, 2012

After turning down a position statement in support of a tobacco-free campus two weeks ago, the Minnesota Student Association will reconsider its stance on the ...

Smoking Ban
Red and Black - November 28, 2012

BY Damien Salas, The University of Georgia Smoking Policy has been put on the back burner by campus officials. Here is an in depth look at what the policy ...

Many Abilene college campuses considering snuffing out smoking
ReporterNews.com - November 27, 2012

Several of Abilene's college campuses have at least kicked around the idea of banning smoking entirely, while one has long been smoke-free. … According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of Oct. 15, at least 826 U.S. colleges or universities have adopted smoke-free campus policies, ...

Indiana colleges look to revise campus smoking policies
nwitimes.com - November 27, 2012

Many of Indiana's largest universities are preparing stricter smoking rules, putting teeth behind smoke-free policies that -- to now -- have been at least partly hot ...

Smoke out: Area colleges, universities ban, discourage tobacco use
nwitimes.com - November 27, 2012

“IU Northwest was one of the first IU schools to implement this (smoke-free) policy, which took effect on our campus in August 2007,” said Emily Banas, assistant ...

CSU officials approve smoking ban
The Cauldron (Cleveland State University) - November 26, 2012

Although the official details and dates have not been decided, smoking on campus will be banned sometime next year....

Our View: CSULB smoking ban will burn smokers' bridges
Daily 49er - November 26, 2012

Associated Students Inc. will vote on a resolution this week to place a smoking ban referendum on the ballot for students to vote on in next spring's ASI elections. …

GW, American University To Go Smoke-Free in 2013
DCist.com - November 26, 2012

American University also said that it will ban all tobacco products on campus, while ... Smoking is banned in D.C. bars and restaurants, and buildings and business ... say no smoking and the University cops could care less, so these bans don't ...

Tobacco-free campus idea to be proposed
Daily Eastern News - November 26, 2012

Members of the Tobacco Coalition will be returning to the Faculty Senate to continue discussion of a tobacco-free campus during its meeting Tuesday. …

Do campus smoking bans work?
Washington Post (blog) - November 26, 2012

Do these bans work? Do they change students' behavior and attitudes? When the Indiana University in Bloomington announced that it would ban smoking ...

Smoking bans pick up momentum on college campuses, despite protests
Washington Post – November 25, 2012

So far, more than 800 schools have banned smoking on campus, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. The list is dominated by medical schools and non-residential community colleges, although more and more residential colleges and universities are joining. …

FAQs: Prepare to be tobacco free / set a quit date and make a plan
Arizona State University - November 25, 2012

…what is ASU’s tobacco-free policy and when does it take effect? Effective Aug. 1, 2013, tobacco use is prohibited on university property, facilities, grounds, parking structures, university-owned vehicles and structures owned or leased by the university ...

FUTURE POLICY ACD 804: Tobacco-free Campus Policy (.doc)
Arizona State University - November 25, 2012

Purpose To protect the health and safety of university faculty, staff, students, and visitors on the campuses of ASU...

ASU Tobacco-free Initiative
Arizona State University - November 25, 2012

Official Policy [5] FAQs [6] Tobacco-free Academia [7]...

Smoking on campus banned for RIC nursing students
WHLT22 - November 25, 2012

Smoking on campus banned for RIC nursing students ... has instituted a new policy banning the use of tobacco products by its students while they're on campus. The policy also bans the use of tobacco products by students who are off-campus ...

UK's tobacco-free initiative has seen three years of success, now a role model ...
KyForward - November 22, 2012

The University of Kentucky campus, located in a state that is a national leader in tobacco production, joined a growing list of higher-education institutions when it instituted a tobacco-free campus policy in November 2009. And while there have been ...

Students aim for tobacco-free campus with petition
Arizona Daily Wildcat - November 21, 2012

Hailey Eisenbach / Arizona Daily Wildcat The Student Health Advocacy Committee (SHAC) has introduced a petition to ban smoking on camous.

ARCHIBALD: UAB smoking ban doesn't go far enough (updated with poll)
AL.com - November 21, 2012

...now it has to deal with all those haters with smoke billowing from their ears, with all those old thinker ideas on individual "rights" and "liberties." UAB owes them nothing. In fact, they owe UAB a debt of thanks. UAB is the biggest employer in Alabama ...

Smoke Cigarettes? Well, Not at Macomb Community College You ...
Patch.com (MI) - November 20, 2012

Joining hundreds of other colleges and universities across the nation, MCC has banned the use of all tobacco and smoking simulation products and devices on ...

State: University of Central Missouri to go tobacco free
Macon Chronicle (MO) - November 20, 2012

State: University of Central Missouri to go tobacco free ... Warrensburg -- The University of Central Missouri will become a tobacco-free campus by July 2014. ...

Winthrop considering campus-wide smoking ban
WCNC - November 19, 2012

Fines or an appearance before the student judicial court are two options being considered if people break the no-smoking ban. It could be a year before a ...

University of Missouri Moves Up Smoking Ban
stjoechannel.com - November 19, 2012

Smoking won't be allowed at the University of Missouri-Columbia as of July ... The effort to clear the air at Mizzou began in 2009, when smoking was banned from buildings. ... An M-U committee is considering how to enforce the smoking ban. ...

Berkshire Community College group advocates for tighter smoking restrictions
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA) - November 17, 2012

A grassroots group at Berkshire Community College is advocating to expand smoking restrictions on campus. A proposal is being developed, but a recommendation isn't expected to go before the board of trustees until August 2013, according to Deborah Cote, ...

MU pushes forward its smoke-free campus policy
KBIA - November 16, 2012

The vice chancellor for MU Student Affairs, Cathy Scroggs, says MU may not be the first school to ban smoking on campus, but now the university can be in the ...

Campus to become smoke-free by next July
UM Maneater (blog) - November 16, 2012

MU will join more than 800 other colleges and universities in banning all smoking on campus grounds, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs ...

MU will extinguish smoking on campus early
Bizjournals.com (MO) - November 16, 2012

The university's Columbia campus will go smoke-free as of July 1. The ban was set to become effective Jan. 1, 2014, but campus officials said students pressed ...

WVNCC Goes Smoke Free Thursday
WTRF (WV)- November 16, 2012

Lisa Wysong, an asthma sufferer and medical assisting student at WVNCC, thinks the ban was a good idea. "A lot of times if you walk outside, the smoke just sort ...

Smoking stations on campus should be used accordingly
Colonnade (GA) - November 15, 2012

But students walk up and down campus, clouds of smoking permeating the air. This cannot be how the university intended their smoking ban to work. Smoking ...

In tobacco-free campus, MSA votes no
Minnesota Daily - November 14, 2012

After lengthy debate, the Minnesota Student Association voted down a proposed position statement in support of a tobacco-free campus at forum Tuesday.

The Main Point: Forcing smokers off campus causes excessive litter
University Star (TX) - November 14, 2012

Though a compromise on the tobacco ban needs to be reached between smokers and administrators, leaving cigarette butts and garbage strewn down LBJ ...

CSU smokes less than Boulder, more than Colorado
Rocky Mountain Collegian (CO) - November 13, 2012

The question of whether CSU should become a 100 percent smoke-free campus has become a topic of discussion for the Associated Students of CSU after the ...

FGCU students hope to make the campus tobacco free
Wink News (FL) - November 13, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Signs mark an area where smoking is allowed on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus, but there's no rules against other tobacco ...

George Washington University smoking ban opponents stage protest
WJLA (DC) - November 13, 2012

George Washington University wants to ban smoking on campus, but that has some ... The university is considering a 25-foot smoking ban around campus ...

Dan Grover: If you don't vote on University issues, don't complain
GW Hatchet (subscription) - November 12, 2012

But students had the chance to express their opinions on the smoking ban last ... they thought smoking within 25 feet of all campus buildings should be banned.

Smoking-ban committee terminated at WSG meeting
Royal Purple Online (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) - November 12, 2012

The special committee formed by the Whitewater Student Government in April 2012 to draft the smoking-ban proposal was terminated Oct. 29, since no motion was made to continue the committee.

PCC eyes ban on smoking
Aztec Press - November 9, 2012

Pima Community College may become the latest college to join the trend of banning smoking on campus. …

Student panel reviews smoking ban
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - November 9, 2012

In response to a SUNY-wide smoking ban proposed by SUNY Chancellor ... it will join SUNY Brockport, SUNY Albany and University at Buffalo in banning smoking. ... “Look at other banned activities and how often they still happen; this would ...

AU to go Smoke-Free, Joining More Than 600 Other Universities ...
In The Capital - November 8, 2012

Not a fan of inhaling secondhand smoke? Well if you attend American University come August 2013, you're in luck. Leave your passive aggressive coughing ...

Cleveland State campus to go tobacco-free within a year
Chronicle-Telegram - November 8, 2012

Cleveland State University plans to go tobacco-free by next September. The draft policy was approved Wednesday by university trustees. It will cover tobacco and smokeless tobacco and extend across campus, including parking lots, walkways and university vehicles. …

Cleveland State University plans to be tobacco-free by September ...
Plain Dealer - November 7, 2012

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State University will be tobacco-free by September 2013, according to a policy approved today by the university's board of ...

Benjamin Krimmel: I'm not in the first grade anymore
GW Hatchet (subscription) - November 8, 2012

…Last month, the Board of Trustees approved plans to ban smoking within 25 feet of all University building entrances and in all campus public spaces.And starting ...

Staff Editorial: Extinguish the smoking ban
GW Hatchet (subscription) - November 8, 2012

…The same is true of the smoking ban that GW plans to put into effect in ... in the area, like Georgetown and the University of Maryland, have initiated similar bans. …

Campus Smoking Ban: A Secondhand Student Health Issue
Minaret - November 8, 2012

Enforcing a smoking ban would lessen the effects of secondhand smoke. ... college campuses in the United States have 100 percent banned smoking in indoor ...

Students Should Be Free to Smoke In Designated Spots
Minaret - November 8, 2012

Smoking on campus has caused debate on whether UT should enact a smoking ban or designate certain areas for students to smoke freely. …

Kerwin: AU to go tobacco-free in August 2013
The Eagle (registration) - November 6, 2012

JARED ANGLE / THE EAGLE Sarah Wisniewski, a first year graduate student in the School of Public Affairs, takes a smoke break on campus. President Neil ...

Upcoming tobacco ban gives smokers no room to breathe
The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine - November 5, 2012

That said, the smoking ban that USM intends to put in place next semester will ... who fail to enact campus-wide smoking bans and other tobacco-free policies ...

Don't ignite the smoking ban
Diamondback Online - November 5, 2012

… Although smoking bans on campuses have vastly increased over the past few years, this ban is an infringement on individual liberty. Supporters of smoking ...

University plans for smoke-free campus
GW Hatchet (subscription) - November 5, 2012

GW will become a smoke-free campus by September 2013, banning smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings and in public spaces like Kogan Plaza and University Yard. …

Kent State Reviewing Tobacco-Free Campus Issue
North Canton (OH) Patch.com - November 5, 2012

By the end of this academic year students at Kent State University should have an idea whether or not the campus is moving towards a smoke-free policy. …

USG puts smoke-free campus legislation on hold
The Hullabaloo Online - November 1, 2012

The Undergraduate Student Government has decided to indefinitely postpone a campus-wide smoking bill proposal last week to further evaluate Tulane's ...

Stop further regulation of on-campus smoking
The Hullabaloo Online - November 1, 2012

A new proposal in our USG seeks to enforce a complete smoking ban on campus. The main purpose is for the comfort of non-smokers. Conducting a study on ...

UCLA To Become First Tobacco-Free UC
NBC Southern California - November 1, 2012

UCLA To Become First Tobacco-Free UC. Students and faculty will be forced to kick the habit, if only while they're on campus. …

Clearing the air for non-smokers
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - November 1, 2012

Smoking won’t be completely disappearing from campus, but Student Government Association (SGA) has plans to get students to follow the rules in place. …

U. Senate crafting plan for smoking ban
Diamondback Online - November 1, 2012

With implementation of a campus-wide smoking ban nine months away, the University Senate is leaning toward recommending a “respect-based” policy. The senate’s Campus Affairs Committee will likely suggest a statute that encourages students, faculty, staff and visitors to refrain from smoking and informs smokers the university has a nonsmoking campus, said committee chairwoman Marcy Marinelli. Though administrators must put a ban into effect by July to align the campus with University System of Maryland policies, several committee members said the university does not have the resources to strictly enforce such a policy. …

Students modify smoke-free campus initiative
Campus Times - November 1, 2012

… Under the guidance of Director of the University Health Service Ralph Manchester and Associate Director of Health Promotion Linda Dudman, Finnie, Rothenberg and Tarentine initially aimed to implement a policy that would designate UR as entirely smoke free with no designated smoking areas, but after receiving feedback from students, faculty and staff, decided this new direction would make for a policy that would accommodate a larger majority of the University community. …

Go smoke free with exceptions
Campus Times - November 1, 2012

For over a year now, three undergraduate students have been spearheading an initiative to change the smoking policy at UR. As it stands, there is no timeline for the institution of any one policy. If implemented though, a change in policy would not only promote cleaner air on campus, it would also create a healthier campus, arriving in the context of a national trend toward smoke-free environments, already prevalent in many bars, theaters and other college campuses. …

Berg, C.J.; Schauer, G.L.; Rodgers, K.; Narula, S.K., "College student smokers: former versus current and nonsmokers," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 43(5 Suppl 3): S229-S236, November 2012.

As UCLA goes smoke-free, some ask if USC will do the same
Daily Trojan Online – October 31, 2012

A new smoke-free ban at UCLA, which was announced Tuesday, has re-energized the debate surrounding the implementation of a smoke-free ban on campus ...

Tobacco Ban Coming to UCSB
KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara, CA) - October 31, 2012

Cigarettes, cigars and even chewing tobacco will soon be banned at all UC campuses. Starting in April of 2014, all 10 campuses will prohibit tobacco use. Now at UCSB, you can smoke away from entrances to buildings. The UCSB community is divided … ...

ECC going smoke-free
Business First - October 31, 2012

Erie Community College plans to enact a tobacco-free policy on all three of its Western New York campuses on Jan. 1, 2013. The policy was recently approved ...

Coalition wants smoke-free campus
Daily Eastern News - October 31, 2012

Members of the Faculty Senate discussed the recent initiative by Eastern's Tobacco Coalition to make Eastern a smoke-free campus at their meeting Thursday. ...

Tobacco Ban on UCLA Campus Coming This Spring
KTLA - October 31, 2012

Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that all tobacco products -- including cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes -- will be banned as of ...

UCLA Will Go Tobacco-Free on Earth Day 2013
LAist - October 30, 2012

Shepherded by UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, the breath of fresh air will ban the use of any and all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes ...

MSU Staff Council considers changes to tobacco policy
The Reflector online - October 30, 2012

The policy would make MSU 100 percent tobacco-free beginning fall 2014. Kibler said the proposed revision would provide a small increase in restriction, but ...

University smoking ban will benefit all students, faculty affected
Daily Illini - October 29, 2012

No one in my family, immediate or extended, smokes. When I turned 18, I was way more excited about the prospect of being able to vote than the ability to buy a ...

Campus considers going tobacco free
BG News - October 29, 2012

…Five University groups are discussing and developing their points of view on the possibility of the campus being tobacco free. The idea of a tobacco use policy on campus came about through an Ohio Board of Regents resolution passed July 23 encouraging colleges and universities to become tobacco free. The Board of Regents, located in Columbus, serves as a coordinating body for Ohio higher education and is responsible for advising the Chancellor, leader of the University system of Ohio, on issues of statewide importance affecting higher education, according to its website. …

Smoking Guidelines for Brown University Facilities
Brown University - October 28, 2012

Smoking is prohibited in all Brown residential and dining facilities....

Western to go tobacco free
St. Joseph (MO) News-Press - October 26, 2012

Missouri Western State University is set to go tobacco free beginning July 1, 2013. The new policy follows several other public universities in the state that have gone tobacco free or are considering it, including Northwest Missouri State University. ...

College master plan, tobacco-free policy advance
Daily Inter Lake - October 26, 2012

Flathead Valley Community College’s Board of Trustees on Monday passed the first reading of a tobacco-free campus policy and voted to move a draft update of a college master plan to a public review period. Trustees gave unanimous approval to the first reading of a revised tobacco policy following a request by the Student Senate that the campus become tobacco free. This vote sends the policy to the College Council for review and comment prior to a final reading at the Nov. 19 trustee meeting. …

Campus smoking ban misses point
Oswegonian - October 25, 2012

Smoking elicits mixed feelings from people. Some hate smoking because lung cancer claimed a loved one, they hate the smell or they think that it’s a disgusting habit. Others enjoy smoking because it allows them to escape from the world if only for the duration of the cigarette; it might make them nostalgic for that one time they had an epic conversation with a stranger while outside smoking a cigarette. Yet, there are still others who experience frustration because they can’t break the habit even if they wanted to. As an on-and-off smoker who tries to understand both sides of controversy regarding smoking, what I don't understand is the recent push to ban ...

Chancellor to address state summit on tobacco-free campuses
WEAU-TV 13 - October 25, 2012

Menomonie, Wis. ­ University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will deliver the keynote address at a conference Tuesday intended to help other colleges and universities in Wisconsin implement tobacco-free policies. .. “I am honored to be asked to talk about the subject of tobacco-free campuses, ... Sorensen accepted the results of those referendums, and the tobacco-free ...

FVCC looks to go tobacco free
KPAX-TV - October 24, 2012

KALISPELL- It looks like Flathead Valley Community College will be taking after other schools in going completely tobacco free. Board members passed the first ...

Would you like the campus to be smoke free?
BG News - October 24, 2012

Would you like the campus to be smoke free? Would you like the campus to be smoke free? Yes 1 33%: No 1 33%: I don't know 1 33%: I haven't hear about this ...

Campus initiative clears the air, receives mixed reviews
Dailybarometer - October 25, 2012

Several things seem to have disappeared from campus this year. Ashtrays that had lined Oregon State University’s sidewalks, the occasional cigarette butt that had littered the ground and students smoking outside the Valley Library are now rare, if not altogether gone, after OSU’s new smoke-free policy took effect in September. …

IBRAHIM: Smoking ban a stride toward needed change for Illinois
The Daily Illini (U. of Illinois) - October 24, 2012

…before we direct our attention to our social rights, we need to pay respect to each person’s more fundamental right to good health. The smoking ban is a stride toward necessary change for the University. …

Public voice absent in new campuswide smoking ban
Daily Illini - October 23, 2012

In a historical move ­ which isn't all that historical ­ the University announced that the campus would become free of tobacco smoke at the end of next year. …

Future of campus smoking rights cloudy
Eagle News - October 23, 2012

Last week, FGCU’s Student Senate discussed a resolution for a smoke-free campus for the first time this semester. This week, however, there was no mention of a possible resolution on Tuesday night’s student senate agenda. …

Develop new smoking policy
Eagle News - October 23, 2012

I am writing to express support for the discussion of a smoke-free policy on campus that is resuming in the Senate, per the article that appeared on Oct. 17. …

Smoke-free change puts pressure on community
UM Maneater - October 23, 2012

Since 2008, MU has emphasized its desire to become a smoke-free campus. In July 2011, it implemented the second phase of its plan: Smoking was to be allowed only in designated areas. Students, staff members and visitors were asked to quit the habit by January 2014. …

Smoking to be Stopped on Library Walk
The UCSD Guardian Online - October 22, 2012

The UCSD event will be especially eye-catching this year, volunteers for the Smokeout say, because of the University of California system-wide smoking ban ...

Nicotine replacement therapy offered at UO in transition to a tobacco-free campus
Oregon Daily Emerald - October 21, 2012

The nicotine-free policy instituted at the University of Oregon at the beginning of September has been years in the making. “I’ve worked on tobacco control for eight years,” said Paula Staight, advisor to the Student Health Advisory Committee. “This didn’t just happen overnight. This took years (of) polling students (and) making policy.” …

Georgia State Bans Smoking and Tobacco Use
The FINANCIAL - October 20, 2012

The Georgia State University Senate on Thursday, Oct. 18 approved a ban on smoking and tobacco use on the majority of the university campus to promote health for students, faculty, staff and the public. …

After voting, UI on board to eliminate smoking
Daily Illini - October 18, 2012

After a year and a half of deliberation, University administrators are taking steps to completely ban tobacco smoke on campus in the next 13 months. “We want to ensure a healthy environment for our entire campus community. There is incontrovertible evidence that smoking is a dangerous addiction and that secondhand smoke affects everyone,” Chancellor Phyllis Wise said in a mass email to the University community. With slated date in November 2013 for a complete ban on smoking on University property, this new policy builds on a current rule that prohibits smoking indoors in all University-owned and leased facilities and within 25 feet of building entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes, according to the Campus Administrative Manual. …

UI's Urbana campus to be smoke-free by November 2013
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - October 17, 2012

URBANA ­ Smokers have just over a year to indulge their habit at the University of Illinois before a new smoke-free policy takes effect ­ including at outdoor ...

Secondhand smoke remains a big hazard on OU campus
Athens NEWS - October 18, 2012

The EPA considers secondhand smoke to be a big harm to your health, but yet people do not mind smoking and threatening others' chances of getting …

Proposed campus-wide smoking ban does not please everyone
MU The Parthenon - October 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the Student Government Association voted 11-7 to pass a resolution to support a proposal to ban tobacco on campus. The proposal will be kicked ...

Tobacco battle moves to Marshall
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail - October 18, 2012

Ban on use or sale of products must be approved by Board of Governors ...

UPD, administrators continue enforcement efforts
University Star (blog) - October 18, 2012

More than a year after the implementation of the tobacco-free policy, university officials are considering new ways to enforce the smoking ban. Joanne Smith, vice president of Student Affairs, said a tobacco awareness course is being developed as a penalty for breaking the tobacco ban. The course could be enacted as early as the spring 2013 semester. …

Two UA groups suggest smoking ban
Alabama's13.com - October 18, 2012

In the first Faculty/Staff staff meeting with Dr. Guy Bailey as president, two different groups suggested a smoking ban on the University of Alabama campus. …

Campus smoking policies still up in the air
UNLV The Rebel Yell - October 18, 2012

… To ban tobacco use or not to ban tobacco use? That has been the question at UNLV since Tobacco Free UNLV emerged in 2010. …

Student Government Association passes campus-wide tobacco ban ...
MU The Parthenon - October 17, 2012

After two hours of debate from both sides of the issue, the SGA voted 11 - 7 to pass a resolution supporting a campus-wide ban on all tobacco products. The proposal will now go to the Faculty Senate, where it may be revised, and then it will go to the Board of Governors who will make the final decision on its passage. … During this period, Dasgupta, Saunders, Harrell and several senators explained that, according to the American Nonsmoker’s Rights Foundation, Marshall would follow 814 other universities in banning tobacco if this proposal passes the Board of Governors. …

MU Student Senate supports tobacco ban on campus
Huntington Herald Dispatch - October 17, 2012

Marshall University's Student Senate narrowly passed a resolution, 11-7, supporting a full tobacco ban on campus. …

SGA receives grant for smoking ban, philanthropy
USD Volante Online - October 17, 2012

The University of South Dakota's Student Government Association has drafted a ... grant regarding the recently approved smoking ban on campus, along with a ...

Head to Head: CON-Smoking on campus is a right
USD Volante Online - October 16, 2012

…9, 2013, a smoking ban is supposed to take effect across the University of South Dakota campus. My only thought is that this just isn't fair. Incoming first-year ...

Head to Head: PRO-Smoking ban protects students
USD Volante Online - October 16, 2012

A campus wide smoking ban isn't a ban that eliminates your individual ... it is clear that the University of South Dakota should lead South Dakota to a better ...

Campus smoking ban still cloudy
Laney Tower (Laney College - Oakland, CA) - October 13, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate bill AB 795 on Oct. 10, 2011, and while it was supposed to move California college students forward into cleaner air, Laney College students have seemed to stand still in a cloud of smoke and confusion. ...

Clemson's Goal: Tobacco Free in 2014
News Channel 7 - October 11, 2012

Clemson University has set up a committee to research the impact of a tobacco-free campus and aims to ban the use of all tobacco products within the next two ...

Clemson University establishes tobacco-free campus task force
Clemson University - October 11, 2012

CLEMSON ­ Clemson University has established a task force comprised of students, faculty and staff to make its campus tobacco free within two years. …

MATC becomes tobacco-free November 1
Times Milwaukee (subscription) - October 10, 2012

In July, MATC campuses were all on fire with the extinguishing of tobacco usage on premises. Smokers were outraged; non-smokers were relieved, but there were still issues in the policy that needed to be cleared up with the students and staff. This policy was implemented to show the school’s progress in being a leader in education and innovation. You could look at MATC being tobacco-free as a wellness initiative, while taking the clean air policy a step further and upgrading the standards for this two-year college. …

Penn State Should Become a Smoke-Free Campus
Onward State - October 11, 2012

It's something we learn from an early age, and it's engrained into our minds through our education, extra-curricular programs, and even major advertisements. …

ASU planning campus-wide smoking ban
Arizona Daily Sun - October 10, 2012

ASU has 73,000 students at campuses in Tempe, Glendale, downtown Phoenix and Mesa and already bans smoking indoors or within 25 feet of building ...

ASU to ban smoking on campus
Bizjournals.com - October 10, 2012

Arizona State University, one of the largest colleges in the U.S, will ban smoking on its Valley campuses. That includes outside areas. The ASU smoking ban is ...

Smoking ban necessary for the university's wellbeing
University of Delaware Review - October 9, 2012

A smoking ban would allow people like me to breathe in cleaner air, to not have ... of colleges have already banned smoking on their campus—Towson, Indiana, ...

Campuses declare smoking bans
The Crimson White (University of Alabama) - Oct 9, 2012

Currently, there are at least 814 campuses that have completely banned tobacco products, The University of Alabama has yet to enact a campuswide ban. ...

Ohio State considers 100% tobacco ban
OSU - The Lantern - October 7, 2012

... are smokers at Ohio State might have to put away their cigarettes and lighters, as the ... (There will be) no tobacco advertising on university property, at events or ... We'll have to walk all the way down to High Street for one cigarette, said ...

Smoking ban could be addictive
Western Front - October 5, 2012

... Many colleges across the nation are adopting smoking bans. There are now 814 campuses in the United States that have enacted a complete ban on smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. ...

Banning smoking at Colorado State would be wrong
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 5, 2012

Smokers are annoying. It’s basically a fact. No one walks by a row of people lighting up, smells that gross combination of nicotine, tobacco and rat poison only cigarettes can deliver, and thinks “I wish this happened ­ everywhere ­ all the time.” … Banning smoking at Colorado State would be wrong ...

CSU student government mulls over banning smoking
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 4, 2012

Fifty-three percent of students and 63 percent of faculty and staff reported that they were likely to support a smoke-free policy on campus, according to a student government and university survey on tobacco use presented to the Associated Students of CSU Senate Wednesday night. …

Editorial: A Smoke-free Campus
Skidmore News - October 4, 2012

With an ever-rising number of college campuses in the country banning or restricting smoking, it has come at no surprise that members of the Skidmore College community have been discussing the idea. As noted in "Smoke-Free? Skidmore's future as a smoke-friendly campus," SGA and the administration have been entertaining such a notion since the end of last year. The question at hand is not whether the school has the right to enact such a policy, but what kind of approach the school might take in restricting smoking, and whether or not such action is truly necessary. …

Radford student body supports smoking ban
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - October 4, 2012

Signs outside Dabney and Bonnycastle dorms on McCormick Road that tell students “No Smoking in Building or Within 20 Feet of Building” do so incorrectly ...

Nursing students create smoke-free campus survey
Washburn Review - October 3, 2012

A group of five Washburn University nursing students are interested in making Washburn a smoke-free campus. For a class project the students decided to conduct the campus-wide survey to see how students, faculty and staff would react to a smoke-free campus. …

Smoking ban garners positive feedback in survey
Daily Tar Heel (UNC) - Oct 3, 2012

The board has initiated a public input period from Sept. 27 to Oct. 24, and residents are encouraged to participate in an online survey about the ban. So far, feedback on the survey has been overwhelmingly positive.

Collective Efforts Will Keep East Central College Tobacco Free
The Missourian - October 3, 2012

...Flat screens in common areas feature a daily countdown until ECC goes smoke-free. Plus, faculty and staff have been encouraged to use the theme of the ...

Blowing smoke? Area colleges institute smoking bans
New Philadelphia Times Reporter (OH) - October 3, 2012

The board passed a resolution recommending the ban this summer, and local universities have responded. Many have already banned smoking on campus, ...

SGA talks smoke-free campus, creates mixed reaction
University of Delaware Review - October 2, 2012

The university could soon join numerous higher education institutions in becoming a smoke-free campus, according to Student Government Association adviser, Marilyn Prime. …

NE Ohio Medical University bans tobacco
Canton Repository - October 1, 2012

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) governing board on Friday approved a campus-wide, tobacco-free policy, effective Nov. 1. The decision follows the Ohio Board of Regents recommendation for all Ohio's public institutions of higher education to establish tobacco-free campuses. …

Student group renews interest in smoke-free campus
GW Hatchet (subscription) - October 1, 2012

Colonials for Clean Air plans to discourage incoming freshmen from smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings as an alternative to pushing an official ban, ...

A call for a smoke-free campus
Minnesota Daily - October 1, 2012

Oct. 1 marks the fifth anniversary of Minnesota’s smoke-free law, Freedom to Breathe. At the time, there were countless arguments that establishments would go out of business and that it would be impossible to enforce. Recently, I learned that University of Minnesota students report the place that they are most exposed to secondhand smoke is on campus. ...

UK enacts email system to report smoking violations
UK The Kentucky Kernel – September 30, 2012

Even since the inception of the smoking ban on campus in November 2009, congregations of smokers are still seen around campus. The UK Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative Task Force hopes to push the campus toward being truly tobacco-free. To report tobacco use, a student or employee ...

No Smoking on WCC Campus: The Right Choice?
Chappaqua (NY) Patch.org - September 29, 2012

Westchester Community College cracks down on smoking this month, following in others' footsteps....

Smoking ban still ineffective, USenate task force reports
CU Columbia Spectator - September 28, 2012

A University Senate task force on smoking policy has formally concluded what many students already suspected­that Columbia’s partial smoking ban isn’t being enforced. …

What would Draper do?
The Daily Tar Heel - September 28, 2012

Smoking is cool, or at least that’s what “Mad Men” has taught me. Science, though, has taught me that it’s bad. The recent uproar over a proposed expansion of the county’s smoking ban got me thinking ­ what would Don Draper think? Wouldn’t he be sad? At what point would he justify government intervention? …

Radford University student government voting about possible ...
WDBJ7 - September 27, 2012

Radford University is deciding whether it will support or push to ban completely, smoking on campus. Right now students and staff cannot smoke inside buildings, but *can* smoke at least 25 feet away from any building. …

Wellness Council of WV Names WVU 'Tobacco Free Champion'
WBOY-TV - September 27, 2012

The Wellness Council of West Virginia has recognized West Virginia University as a "Tobacco Free Champion." The award recognizes companies that have made great strides in creating, implementing or enforcing tobacco-free policies. …

Explaining how people selfishly pollute our campus with their ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 27, 2012

“I absolutely love walking through the Eddy-Clark corridor, the smoke-filled atmosphere just serves to really refresh me on my way to class” ­ said no one, ever. Last week the Collegian ran an article reporting on how CSU was considering banning tobacco products, and it is definitely an annoying issue that needs addressing. While I believe that banning all tobacco products on campus is a bad idea and ultimately not necessary, something needs to be done to address the cigarette smoking that currently takes place everywhere. ...

Smoke-free policy on campus is outrageous
Dailybarometer - September 27, 2012

With a new school year underway, we have a new policy on campus affecting many students. The Oregon State University Smoke-Free Policy bans smoking on ...

USD To Prohibit Smoking On Campus
Yankton Daily Press - September 27, 2012

VERMILLION ­ The University of South Dakota has banned smoking on campus effective Jan. 9, 2013, the school announced Wednesday. The USD Executive ...

Campuses should get rid of designated smoking areas, ban tobacco entirely
Bangor Daily News - September 27, 2012

However other colleges have found that banning tobacco altogether is more effective than having the specified smoking areas. Youth smoking in the U.S. fell ...

Pricey transit, outdoor smoking and ballot privacy: Opinion roundup
OregonLive.com - September 27, 2012

If all of this sounds familiar, perhaps it's because Portland State University recently made rumblings about asking the city to ban smoking in the South Park ...

UK's smoking ban is a working compromise for everyone
Kykernel.com (subscription) - September 26, 2012

Of all the issues buzzing around about campus life, few items seem to have drawn as much ire as the 2009 campuswide smoking ban. Smokers, predictably, were outraged. Non-smokers, on the other hand, have more than once bitterly complained that the ban is a farce, lampooning the administration’s lack of action and effective enforcement of the policy. …

University of South Dakota bans smoking on campus
Sioux Falls Argus Leader - September 26, 2012

VERMILLION ­ The University of South Dakota is going smoke-free starting in January. The university announced Wednesday that the USD Executive ...

Editorial - Costs of smoking go beyond health
Daily Athenaeum - September 27, 2012

...July 1, 2013, smoking and all other forms of tobacco use will be banned across West Virginia University's campus. The ban, which was approved by the WVU ...

OSU Corvallis goes smoke-free
Bend Bulletin - September 25, 2012

CORVALLIS ­ Students at Oregon State University in Corvallis started their school year this week on an entirely smoke-free campus. Smoking had been ...

Undergraduate Student Government hears about tobacco-free ...
BG News - September 25, 2012

Students may soon see a tobacco-free campus, according to Eric Teske from Recreation and Wellness. Teske, Michael Ginsburg and Faith Yingling spoke to Undergraduate Student Government Monday night asking for a letter of support for a tobacco-free initiative. …

The Great Smoking Debate
The Critic - September 21, 2012

One current topic Lyndon State College students are buzzing about is whether or not LSC should become a smoke-free campus. …

Should CSU ban tobacco?
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 20, 2012

The university's tobacco policy is being revisited by student government officials seeking public opinion on whether smoking should be banned from CSU. …

Small fire at UMPI sparks renewed interest in smoke-free campus
Bangor Daily News - September 20, 2012

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine ­ A fire in a designated smoking spot on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus last week has renewed debate regarding a ...

USM smoking ban gets mixed reaction from students
WLBZ-TV - September 20, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A smoking ban that will be phased in over the next year on the Portland and Gorham campuses of the University of ...

Smoking Banned by 2014
Oswegonian - September 20, 2012

The campus will become smoke free by January 2014, according to the Oswego State Clean Air Committee. Right now, the smoking policy states that students ...

Buffalo State needs to enforce its smoking regulations
Buffalo News - September 20, 2012

The idea of a smoke-free campus, especially of those in the State University of New York system, is controversial, and is still somewhat taboo. Individuals see ...

Enforcement an Issue for Smoking Policy
Kenyon Collegian - September 20, 2012

My sister has severe asthma; I’ve had to take care of her during several of her attacks. And I have bad allergies in the spring, so I know how awful breathing problems can be. That being said, I have no real problem with people smoking. My policy towards it mirrors my feelings towards others’ religion: I’m probably going to feel its second-hand effects no matter what, but as long as you don’t blow it in my face, I say live and let live. …

Green River to go tobacco free starting Jan. 1
Auburn Reporter (WA) - September 19, 2012

Green River Community College will become the ninth Washington college campus to go 100 percent smoke-free when a ban on tobacco use goes into effect ...

A smoke-free campus?
The Daily Cougar - September 19, 2012

So it isn't right for a policy as big as the smoking ban to be legitimized during summer break, when the overwhelming majority of its target audience is off site. ...

Everett Community College Honored For Going Smoke Free
My Everett News (WA) - September 18, 2012

Just in time for the start of the school year next Monday, Everett Community College has received the Snohomish Health District Healthy Workplace Award for ...

Four show for ban
USD Volante Online - September 19, 2012

Student Government Association Senator Collin Michels and SGA Vice President DJ Smith discuss the process of moving forward with the smoking ban during a ...

Opinion | Students who smoke should abide by Miami University ...
Miami Student (OH) - September 19, 2012

Even with the obvious health risks and a campus-wide ban, many students in the ... the act of smoking on campus is not only banned but also disrespectful to the ...

Students flout smoke-free campus policy
Miami Student (OH) - September 19, 2012

Despite the development of educational anti-smoking programs like D.A.R.E, and a general advancement of medical knowledge regarding the dangers of the ...

Sinclair considering making campus smoke-free
Dayton Daily News (OH) - September 18, 2012

Sinclair Community College will survey its staff and students on banning tobacco ... making the college the first in the area to discuss the possibility of a ban.

Students flout smoke-free campus policy
Miami Student (OH) - September 19, 2012

Despite the development of educational anti-smoking programs like D.A.R.E, and a general advancement of medical knowledge regarding the dangers of the ...

Smoke-free? Skidmore's future as a smoke-friendly campus
Skidmore News - September 18, 2012

If you’ve ever left your dorm, you’ve probably encountered secondhand smoke at one point or another. Whether you’re the smoker taking a puff in front of the Burgess Cafe, or the passerby that witnesses the crowds forming around the benches anterior to the residence halls, news of a potentially smoke-free Skidmore might come as a shock to you. …

Smoking banned at Autzen Stadium for Ducks games
KPTV.com - Aug 31, 2012

EUGENE, OR (KPTV) - When the Ducks take the field on Saturday, there will be no smoking allowed in the stadium. The University of Oregon is banning the use of all tobacco products on property owned or controlled by the school starting Saturday. …

Smoke-free campus goal at LSU
Monroe News Star - September 17, 2012

With the new semester has come a renewed push to make LSU a tobacco and smoke-free campus. ...

Kernel Editorial: Smoking ban remains many words and few actions
UK The Kentucky Kernel - September 17, 2012

UK President Eli Capilouto sent out an email on Friday afternoon titled, “Message About UK’s Smoke-free Campus.” The email said, “I am proud that UK is one of over 500 colleges and universities that do not allow the use of tobacco products. I am writing to ask that tobacco users please respect our tobacco-free campus policy.” …

Students and faculty debate over tobacco ban
Free Press of the University of Southern Maine - September 17, 2012

In January USM will begin taking the initial steps in making it's campuses Tobacco-free. There will be much debate on campus in the few short months that ...

LSU group working to make Baton Rouge campus smoke and ...
The Republic – September 16, 2012

Sylvester's supporters gathered to sign the petition and also to view a webcast detailing the University of Michigan's Tobacco-free College Campus Initiative. ...

CUNY becomes tobacco-free
Amsterdam News - September 13 , 2012

This fall, the City University of New York will become the largest 100 percent tobacco-free urban public university system in the United States, with a total ban on tobacco use, marketing, promotions and sports sponsorships in effect at all 24 institutions. The ban includes all forms of tobacco and chewing tobacco, as well as e-cigarettes. It applies to buildings, outdoor locations such as playing fields, entrances and exits to buildings, and parking lots. …

MSU tobacco policy under review
The Reflector online - September 13, 2012

Bill Kibler, vice president of Student Affairs, said health standards are considered important at Mississippi State University. Kibler is currently working with members of the MSU Tobacco Task Force to research and discuss options for moving toward a smoke-free campus. …

KU won't ban tobacco use on all campuses
Sacramento Bee – September 13, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The University of Kansas won't join a growing trend of banning all tobacco use. An advocacy group, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, says 562 college campuses banned all tobacco use as of July 1. The University of Missouri will implement a campuswide ban on tobacco on Jan. 1, 2014. …

Take Your Last Puff Now: Obama Administration Backs Smoke-Free College
InTheCapital – September 13, 2012

Are you a student who enjoys the nicotine edge, a puff of smoke every once in a while? … Statistically speaking, the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has revealed that there were 774 colleges across the country that were committed to having a non-smoking campus as of July 1, with 562 declaring that they had banned tobacco use altogether. Back in 2008, there were only 131 campuses that went smoke-free. That’s a big jump and, according to Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director of the group, she believes they were “undercounting.” …

U-M praised for taking lead as smoke-free campus
Detroit Free Press - September 13, 2012

… U-M has banned smoking on campus since July 2011, meaning no one can light up in buildings or outside them. On Wednesday, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh was on campus for an event to urge college campuses across the country to follow U-M's lead. …

It's a drag: University of Houston wants to ban smoking on campus ...
CultureMap Houston - September 13, 2012

The University of Houston is the latest Texas institution of higher education that is considering a smoking ban on campus, following a threat by the Cancer ...

Cleveland State University plans to ban all tobacco use on campus
Plain Dealer - September 13, 2012

Tobacco use will likely be banned on Cleveland State University's campus. The board of trustees' financial affairs committee today recommended the university develop a policy to ban all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco. The full board is expected to approve a policy at its November meeting. …

Smokers deserve some space on campus
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - September 13, 2012

According to Kimberly Railey of the Christian Science Monitor in January of 2011, 466 colleges around the United States had total prohibition on smoking on their campuses. By January of 2012, that number jumped to 648. …

U-M officials say campus-wide smoking ban making some progress ...
AnnArbor.com (MI) - September 12, 2012

Marina Haque, 18, a sophomore biology major, said when the smoking ban was ... Electronic cigarettes are not banned on campus, but are at the U-M Health ...

Should LSU be a smoke-free campus?
LSU The Reveille (LA) - September 12, 2012

Should LSU be a smoke-free campus? Should LSU be a smoke-free campus? Yes 1 100%: No 0 0%. Loading… Rules of Conduct. 1 Keep it Clean. Please ...

Nationwide initiative to ban smoking on campuses announced at U-M
WDIV Detroit - September 12, 2012

An initiative to ban tobacco on college campuses nationwide will be announced Wednesday at an event held by the University of Michigan. ...

UA-Fayetteville ticketing smokers who flaunt ban
WXVT (AR) - September 12, 2012

UA-Fayetteville ticketing smokers who flaunt ban. Posted: Updated: ... The campus banned smoking in August 2010. Fayetteville television station KHOG reports ...

Smoking Ban Coming to More NJ Colleges? [AUDIO]
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio (NJ) - September 12, 2012

Most of them also feature a ban on any tobacco products. Eliminating tobacco use ... New Jersey has been no stranger to smoking bans. Beyond state laws that ...

Up in smoke: UTSA moves towards tobacco-free campus
The Paisano (University of Texas at San Antonio) - Sep 11, 2012

New smoking restrictions have recently been implemented around campus buildings where research funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is conducted. This month, President Ricardo Romo will appoint a task force that will prop...

More colleges ban smoking on campus
USA Today – September 11, 2012

The days of lighting up a smoke are rapidly coming to an end at college campuses across the USA. … On Wednesday, Howard Koh, U.S. assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, will be on the University of Michigan campus to announce a White House-backed nationwide push to get campuses everywhere to enact tobacco-free policies. … According to advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, there were 774 college campuses around the USA that had banned smoking as of July 1, including 562 that had banned tobacco use altogether. That's up from 131 campusess in 2008. And, Executive Director Cynthia Hallett says, "I think we're undercounting." …

More colleges ban smoking on campus
UPI.com - September 11, 2012

… Universities in Oklahoma, Montana and Oregon are the latest to announce campus-wide bans against smoking. … The Advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said 774 U.S. college campuses have banned smoking as of July 1, including 552 that prohibit tobacco use altogether. Executive Director Cynthia Hallet [sic] said in 2008 there were only 131 campuses where students and faculty weren't allowed to smoke. …

Smoking ban enforcement begins
FIUSM (FL) - September 11, 2012

The tobacco-smoke free regulation prohibited the use of any smoking or tobacco ... Several other colleges and universities in Florida have enacted a ban on ..

Government Seeks To Cut Tobacco Use On College Campuses
CBS Local – September 11, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants college campuses nationwide to take steps to eliminate tobacco use. …

Complete tobacco ban considered
The UTD Mercury - Sep 10, 2012

On Aug. 28, vice president of administration Calvin Jamison led a town hall meeting that introduced more information on a new tobacco policy that took effect on Aug. 31. …

Not Everyone Happy With ISU Smoking Ban
KPVI News 6 - September 6, 2012

The new campuswide smoking ban at ISU is only in its fifth day and it's already ignited a firestorm. September 1, ISU joined 800 other campuses across the ... The group, Students against Smoking Ban at ISU, was formed because they don’t believe this survey gives an accurate reading on the issue of smoking on the Idaho State University campus. On their Facebook page they say that out of the roughly 14,000 students on ISU’s campus, only 317 participated in the survey and equates to about 2 percent of the student population. …

UT and Rice disagree over most effective tobacco policy
UT The Daily Texan - September 4, 2012

Rice University initiates partial smoking ban to comply with Cancer Prevention ... UT banned tobacco campus-wide earlier this year after the Cancer Prevention ...

UO campus tobacco-free starting Sept. 1
KVAL - August 30, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. - Smoke 'em if you got 'em: The University of Oregon campus goes smoke and tobacco free starting Saturday, Sept. 1. The new change, made official by Oregon Administrative Rule 571-050-0005, bans the use of all tobacco products on property owned or controlled by the UO, including its primary campus footprint in Eugene, the UO in Portland at the White Stag Block, the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston and the Pine Mountain Observatory near Bend. …

Smoking bans take effect Saturday at Oregon State, UO
Albany Democrat Herald - August 31, 2012

Saturday is the first day of an official smoking ban at both Oregon State University ... John Kitzhaber has issued an executive order banning the use of tobacco ...

Tobacco's hazy future
PSU Collegio – August 30, 2012

Last spring, the Student Government Association asked students to vote on making the campus tobacco-free. A majority of the students who voted said they wanted to make the campus tobacco-free, but making this a reality will not happen immediately. “Although the tobacco-free campus was on the SGA ballot, the final act is not up to the ... SGA's involvement could include creating a tobacco-free committee that ...

UMaine-Augusta to prohibit tobacco use on campus
Morning Sentinel – August 30, 2012

The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and around the country. … The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counts at least 774 smoke-free campuses in the US, of which 562 are tobacco-free. Three states -- Arkansas ...

University Senate skeptical of Board of Regents' campuswide ...
Diamondback Online - August 30, 2012

Members of the University Senate thought they had laid the issue of a campuswide smoking ban to rest. Until a vote by the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents charged campuses to go smoke-free by next summer ­ leaving the senate’s most powerful subcommittee to decide how to best implement the policy at its meeting yesterday ­ many university officials had simply accepted a subcommittee’s decision from 2010 that a smoking ban would be impractical and difficult to enforce. …

Implementation of smoking ban: Education over enforcement
Corvallis Gazette Times - August 30, 2012

For the first time, smokers who attend a Beavers football game will not be permitted to light up. Saturday is the first official day of Oregon State University’s campus-wide smoking ban. …

Tobacco-free campus a possibility
LSU The Reveille - August 27, 2012

Despite the warning signs plastered near the library’s entrance, whiffs of cigarette smoke still linger in the air. Those aromas, along with every other trace of tobacco, could eventually disappear from campus. …

Applauds Palomar's anti-smoking policy
North County Times - August 27, 2012

In response to, "Roses and raspberries: A 'snuffing out liberty' raspberry," Aug. 20: As a recent college graduate, I am mortified that the North County Times would bash Palomar College for taking a stance against smoking. I am all for preserving the right to do as you please when others aren't affected. However, the simple fact is that secondhand smoke is detrimental to the health of smokers and non-smokers alike. Nothing bugged me more as a student than the times I would come in contact with a smoker while going from class to class. …

CSUF to become a smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 27, 2012

No more designated smoking areas. No more smoking on campus at all – not twenty feet away from a building, not in the parking lot, not even in your own car. …

UCF goes smokeless
Daytona Beach News-Journal - August 27, 2012

UCF officials said they are joining hundreds of colleges and universities around the nation that have a tobacco and/or smoke-free policy in place. The new ...

UMC Working Towards A Smoke Free Campus
EverythingLubbock.com - August 23, 2012

In a few months, cigarette smokers will not be able to get a job at one major local hospital. Eric Finley with University Medical Center said they will no longer hire nicotine users starting January 1, 2013. …

USM announces system-wide smoking ban
Towerlight - August 23, 2012

A new initiative passed by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents last month banned smoking on all campuses within the USM. The new initiative ...

ISU Goes Smokeless
KPVI News 6 - August 22, 2012

Effective Sept. 1, Idaho State University will be a smoke free campus. The decision came after reviewing the survey results of faculty, staff and students who were asked about ISU’s role in regard to smoking and whether ISU should be smoke free. …

Smoke-free policy will take effect in 2013
Solano Tempest - August 22, 2012

Until the policy takes effect, smoking is permitted only in designated areas. SCC will be joining over 30 California community colleges in the smoke-free policy. …

ECC considering smoke-free campus
Chicago Tribune (IL) - August 15, 2012

No one can smoke in the college's buildings due to the state's smoking ban. ... Within the past year, other area community colleges have banned smoking on ... after hearing the committee was formed, saying banning smoking throughout the ...

It's official: College of DuPage's campus tobacco free
Naperville Sun (IL) - August 14, 2012

...6, the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn is tobacco free. About 850 colleges and universities nationwide have tobacco-free policies, according to a ...

Missouri State University campuses are nearly smoke-free after 2 ...
KY3 - August 14, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As students return to Missouri State University for the fall semester, they're finding the campus is tobacco-free. The university began a ...

New policy will ban smoking within 25 feet of buildings at Auburn ...
WLTZ 38 NBC - August 13, 2012

New policy will ban smoking within 25 feet of buildings at Auburn University ... The new policy will continue the current prohibition against smoking inside ...

SAN MARCOS: Palomar College starts enforcing smoking ban
North County (CA) Times - Aug 13, 2012

The Palomar College governing board banned tobacco from its properties Tuesday, after years of student efforts to make the campus a smoke-free ...

L. Brooks Patterson's condition upgraded to stable
Detroit Free Press (MI) - August 12, 2012

Oakland Community College will institute a smoking ban on its five county campuses beginning Sept. 1. The prohibition, passed by OCC's Board of Trustees at ...

Solano Community College campuses aim to be smoke free
Vacaville (CA) Reporter - Aug 12, 2012

After fielding complaints about smokers near the child care center, the Solano Community College is moving toward making its campuses smoke-free, the school announced Friday. Solano College on Aug. 1 implemented its new smoke-free campus policy which al...

Troy campus begins semester tobacco-free
Troy Messenger - August 10, 2012

The Troy University Board of Trustees approved a resolution July 22, 2011 designating Troy as a tobacco-free institution to be put into effect on August 13, 2012. …

SOSU goes tobacco free
KXII-TV - August 2, 2012

Starting August 1st, SOSU is tobacco free. "Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will no longer be able to use tobacco products on any properties that are owned on the campus premises," said, Director of Student Health Services, April Lerling. …

HCC going smoke free
WWLP 22News - August 2, 2012

Holyoke Community College is going smoke free. Beginning August 13th, smoking will no longer be permitted in any building or outdoor area on the 135-acre campus. …

UM students vie for designated areas for new smoking ban
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - August 2, 2012

While the University System of Maryland has approved a measure to establish nonsmoking policies on each of its 12 campuses including the University of Maryland, College Park, students and staff are questioning the enforcement of such a policy and suggesting university officials designate smoking areas on campus rather than establishing a campus-wide ban. …

Moberly Area Community College Campus goes smoke-free
Moberly Monitor Index - August 1, 2012

Moberly, Mo. - Moberly Area Community College President Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson announces that as of August 1, 2012, all of its campuses and properties are completely tobacco-free. …

UTA smoking ban continues one year later
UTA The Shorthorn (TX)- August 1, 2012

After one year of a tobacco ban at UTA, some students said they have seen fewer people smoking on campus. There are no statistics to show whether or not ...

SCSU ready to use tobacco-free policy
St. Cloud Times - July 30, 2012

St. Cloud State University goes smoke-free Wednesday after two years of planning. University leaders say the tobacco ban will provide a cleaner and healthier campus for ...

Tobacco Use Policy Implementation & Sustainability Committee
University Chronicle (St. Cloud State University) - July 31, 2012

St. Cloud State will be a tobacco-free campus, effective Aug. 1, 2012. …

Kicking the habit completely off campus
Champaign/Urbana (IL) News-Gazette – July 30, 2012

DANVILLE ­ Oftentimes, Danville Area Community College student Dustin Tabor has an urge to light up a cigarette before a difficult class or exam. … Today, at least 774 college and universities have enacted smoke- or tobacco-free policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those, 562 have tobacco-free policies (no forms of tobacco are allowed), while 212 are only smoke-free (smokeless forms of tobacco are allowed). The policies are in various phases of implementation. "Those are the ones we're aware of," Bronson Frick, the foundation's associate director, said of the schools on the list. He said higher education institutions aren't required to report their smoking policies, and his organization doesn't actively solicit the information. …

Tobacco-free: MSU campus ban starts Wednesday
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - July 29, 2012

Brandi Higgins would like to quit smoking someday, but still she isn't pleased that starting Wednesday the Montana State University campus where she works ...

Ole Miss: Smoke-free campuses are common
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal – July 28, 2012

University of Mississippi officials say administrators did not pressure Staff Council members to vote in favor of a smoking ban last year. … More than 700 college campuses have gone smoke-free nationwide, Banahan said. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation list of smoke-free colleges includes five SEC members – Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri – along with Mississippi schools Delta State University, Itawamba Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College. …

Southeastern goes tobacco-free August 1
Durant Daily Democrat - July 28 , 2012

Southeastern goes tobacco-free August 1 - DURANT – Beginning Aug. 1 2012 Southeastern Oklahoma State University will be tobacco-free. This is in ...

Caldeira, K.M.; O'Grady, K.E.; Garnier-Dykstra, L.M.; Vincent, K.B.; Pickworth, W.B.; Arria, A.M., "Cigarette smoking among college students: longitudinal trajectories and health outcomes," Nicotine & Tobacco Research 14: 777-785, 2012.

Smoking bans: Tobacco-free college campuses on rise in US
Christian Science Monitor – July 25, 2012

At a growing number of campuses nationwide, total bans on cigarettes and other tobacco products are showing up, barring students from lighting up anywhere on school grounds – even in the open air. … In total, about 770 colleges are now smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Some take that policy a step further by forbidding all forms ...

Upcoming smoking ban could be ineffective
Central Florida Future – July 25, 2012

Faculty and students are holding their breath for the campus-wide smoking ban that will take place on UCF’s main campus in the upcoming fall semester. … According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, 15 colleges in Florida will be smoke-free by the end of this year, including Valencia College and ...

Ohio higher ed panel: Ban all tobacco on campuses
Lexington Herald-Leader – July 23, 2012
By Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press

Ohio higher education officials have voted unanimously to urge the state's public campuses to ban all tobacco use, both indoors and outdoors. The Ohio Board of Regents' resolution approved Monday comes after a review showed such policies help both smokers and nonsmokers and cut costs for education institutions. It also calls for a ban on sales and advertising. …

LETTER: UA should ban smoking in Bryant-Denny
Tuscaloosa News - July 22, 2012

Dear Editor: Since last fall, I have been trying to get the University of Alabama to ban smoking in all areas inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. I have been ...

Ohio Board of Regents considers policy against all tobacco on campuses
By Carol Biliczky
Akron Beacon Journal – July 22, 2012

Right now smokers have to step outside of a University of Akron building to light up. Someday they may have to step off campus altogether. … The number of campuses with smoking bans has grown from about 60 in 2007 to more than 700 today, according to Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. …

Armstrong attempts to alleviate need for nicotine
The Inkwell - Jul 21, 2012

With the end of summer semester approaching, the commencement of Armstrong’s new tobacco-free campus policy is looming ahead. The policy is scheduled to start Aug. 1, though many questions as to how the university will implement and enforce this policy are still unanswered. However, Armstrong’s timetable for implementation states it’s now in its final stages of preparation. …

Smoking ban coming to BGSU?
northwestohio.com - July 20, 2012

… The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights says campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year ...

Ohio college may ban all smoking on campus
13abc Action News - July 20, 2012

Ohio higher education leaders plan a vote Monday urging the State's public campuses to ban tobacco use. … Bans on the use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all its forms are being enacted or considered at perhaps half of campuses nationwide, sometimes over the ...

Ole Miss staffers confront smoking ban
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - July 20, 2012

Ole Miss staffers confront smoking ban - OXFORD - Some University of Mississippi employees oppose the campus-wide smoking ban that is set to become ...

The University of Maryland goes smoke-free
Examiner.com - July 18, 2012

The policy, which will take effect on June 30, 2013, prohibits smoking on campus grounds, outdoor structures, and in school vehicles. Each university president, however, will be able to designate a “very limited area” where smoking may occur without interfering with the health of others. …

Smoke Free Campus 2012: What You Need to Know
KnightNews.com - July 18, 2012

UCF is joining 640 other institutions in the United States by going as a “Smoke Free Campus” according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...

Look twice before lighting up on college campuses
ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA - July 17, 2012

One of the first things you see when you drive into Hannibal-LaGrange University's campus is this smoke free sign. A sign Sarah Ellis will have to obey once she ... College campuses nationwide are going smoke free. The Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to more than 700 today. The ban movement is driven by the health risks of secondhand smoke. The Hannibal-LaGrange campus has been smoke-free for years. ...

Mott Community College joins UM-Flint in becoming smoke-free campus
MLive.com - July 12, 2012

...James Metrick (right), an education major at Mott Community College, ... according to the advocacy group American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...

Jacksonville colleges vary in smoking rules
Florida Times-Union - July 9, 2012

Jacksonville's colleges and universities are a mixed bag of smoking regulations. …In 2008, the college received the Tobacco-Free Jacksonville Empty Ashtray Award, ... We're pushing toward becoming a totally tobacco-free campus," said Blake ...

Smoke-free learning a priority on Quincy-area college campuses
Quincy Herald Whig - Jul 8, 2012

As more and more colleges around the country consider totally banning tobacco ... According to a recent story by the Associated Press, bans on use, advertising ... Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., all ban smoking inside the buildings on ... LaTour said, smoking was banned in all buildings, and smokers had to stay at ...

Missouri State to abolish smokers' havens next month
Springfield News-Leader - Jul 8, 2012

As colleges and universities across the nation move to tobacco-free campuses, Missouri State University on Aug. 15 will take a big step in that direction when it abolishes its 25 ...

OPSU Goes Tobacco Free
KSCB News.net - July 6, 2012

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. has banned all tobacco use throughout the campus and all auxiliary property, such as the school farm and the Guymon ...

Tobacco ban on state property takes effect at University of Oklahoma ...
NewsOK.com - July 6, 2012

A new tobacco ban went into effect at OU on Sunday. The policy bars anyone from smoking or using any other tobacco products anywhere on campus, including ...

IU begins smoke-free campaign
Indiana Daily Student - July 5, 2012

House Enrolled Act 1149, Indiana's first statewide smoke-free-air law, went into effect July 1. The new Act mandates nearly all public places in Indiana be smoke-free, including university campuses. …

Absolute ban on smoking a long shot for Kansas universities
Kansas City Star - July 5, 2012

A ban on use and advertising at the City University of New York system goes into effect in September, and the University ... But it has not banned smoking itself. …

UM set to go smoke-free
Clarksdale Press Register - July 5, 2012

OXFORD ­ As of Jan. 1, 2013, the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will officially become smoke-free, when a new policy goes into effect. …

Ole Miss set to go smoke-free in 2013
Jackson Clarion Ledger - July 3, 2012

As of Jan. 1, 2013, the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will officially become smoke-free, when a new policy goes into effect. …

University of Oklahoma campus completely smoke free
Norman Transcript - July 3, 2012

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Oklahoma have a new incentive to kick the habit, as the university's new smoking ban took effect Sunday…

USAO goes tobacco free July 1
Chickasha Express Star - July 2, 2012

Campus visitors and students can breathe more freely than ever as the University of Science and Arts joins all state agencies in banning tobacco, …

Tobacco ban goes into effect Monday on all MCCCD campuses
East Valley Tribune - June 29, 2012

Starting Monday, Jodi Soden, a student at Mesa Community College, will be among those who have to get through the day without having a smoke on campus as all Maricopa County Community College District facilities become smoke- and tobacco-free. …

LETTER: Stop smoking on campuses
Santa Maria (CA) Times - Jun 29, 2012

This policy would benefit students and faculty by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and promote the healthy higher learning atmosphere of Allan Hancock College. …

No More College Smoking? Trends in Academic Policy
Washington Monthly (blog) - June 28, 2012

Many more U.S. colleges are now instituting full smoking bans on campus. ... Still, the smoking ban represents an interesting, and probably not very positive, trend on ... So the California's state system and CUNY are banning campus smoking.

Colleges move toward absolute bans on smoking
Associated Press, June 27, 2012

As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through college. … Health and education officials, anti-smoking groups and a generation of students who grew up smoke-free are increasingly united on the issue, says Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "There are many reasons why a college or university may choose to pursue this type of policy, whether secondhand smoke, dorm fires, or other issues," he says. "They are also questioning what the role of tobacco is in this academic setting, where we're supposed to be standing for truth and training the next generation of leaders." According to data kept by the nonsmokers group, campus tobacco bans have risen from virtually zero a decade ago to 711 today. That includes both four-year and two-year institutions, both public and private. …

Univ. of Missouri Columbia Smoke Free in 2014
KMOX.com - June 28, 2012

The University of Missouri at Columbia is going smoke-free in 2014. ... Bans on use, advertising and sales of tobacco in all its forms are being enacted or ... A ban on use and advertising at the City University of New York system goes into effect ...

NEO to go completely tobacco-free in August
Joplin Globe - June 24, 2012

Courtney Crosby, 18, usually heads to a table and chairs just outside her apartment building when she wants to smoke. She was surprised last week to…

CCBC tobacco ban part of larger trend in schools
Baltimore Sun - June 22, 2012

The Community College of Baltimore County plans to snuff out tobacco use on its campuses starting July 1, continuing a trend already found at many other schools in the Baltimore area. …

Ohio Board of Regents will consider smoke-free campuses next week
WKSU News - June 21, 2012

A state ban already prohibits smoking indoors at Ohio's universities and colleges.But at its meeting...

Green River CC could become smoke-free campus
Northwest Cable News - June 19, 2012

GRCC would be the fourth Washington community college to enforce such a rule, if it's passed later this month. …

Campus smoking bans becoming more common
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram - Jun 17, 2012

Nationwide, community colleges and public and private universities have tightened regulation of tobacco use or banned tobacco products. The University of Texas at Arlington went tobacco-free last year,

Angelina College announces tobacco-free campus for fall 2012
Lufkin Daily News (TX) June 18, 2012

Following its monthly board meeting this week, Angelina College officials have announced the approval of a policy making the AC campus tobacco-free ...

Angelina campus goes tobacco free in fall semester
KETK (TX)- June 14, 2012

Lufkin - The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; following its monthly board meeting this week, Angelina College officials have announced the approval of a policy ...

SUNY trustees approve ban on smoking
Albany Times Union - June 14, 2012

Smoking has been banned inside SUNY dorms, buildings and vehicles since 2007. Officials at the University at Albany have been discussing a tobacco ban ...

SUNY bans smoking on all campuses effective 2014
The Business Review - June 12, 2012

Starting in January 1, 2014, smoking will be banned at all of the State University at New York's 63 campuses. SUNY's board of trustees voted today to ban smoking on campus grounds and in all campus ...

St. Cloud State Becomes Tobacco-Free Aug. 1
KSTP.com (MN)- June 12, 2012

The university is set to become tobacco-free on Aug. 1, becoming the sixth four-year school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system to ...

WVU approves campus-wide tobacco ban
Daily Mail - Charleston - June 8, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new tobacco-free policy planned for the Morgantown campus of West Virginia University doesn't mean smokers will be carted off to jail ...

SHSU goes tobacco free
Huntsville Item - June 8, 2012

Students, professors and staff at SHSU can no longer light up and dip on campus. SHSU President Dr. Dana Gibson announced last week that Sam Houston State University will comply with new Texas State University System Board of Regents Regulations, that prohibit use of all tobacco products on campus. …

1 In 3 College Students Has Smoked Hookah
WCYB - June 7, 2012

… Unfortunately, smoking hookah delivers the same chemical compounds as smoking a cigarette. In fact, one session (usually about 45 to 60 minutes) delivers approximately 100 times the smoke as a single cigarette, with 40 times the tar and 10 times the carbon monoxide. ...

WVNCC Is Going Tobacco Free
Wheeling Intelligencer - June 7, 2012

WHEELING ­ West Virginia Northern Community College is joining more than 250 institutions of higher learning across the nation in making its campuse...

Ohio higher ed leaders urge campus bans on tobacco
Dayton Daily News, June 4, 2012

A measure urging a ban on tobacco on Ohio's public college campuses will be presented to the state's higher education board, the board chairman said. … The number of smoke-free college campuses across the nation has grown from a handful to around 700 since Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, ...

Public colleges in Ohio asked to go totally smoke-free
Cleveland Plain Dealer - June 4, 2012

Ohio Board of Regents Chairman James Tuschman said he will introduce a resolution at this month's meeting asking boards of trustees at two- and four-year ... Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights in Berkeley, Calif., said that the number of smoke-free college campuses across the nation has grown from a handful to around 700 since his organization began tracking information about a decade ago. …

UNT plans ban on smoking
Officials now working out details of policy to free campus of bad habit
Denton Record Chronicle, June 2, 2012

The University of North Texas recently announced it will ban smoking on its Denton campus effective in January 2013. … More than 700 colleges and universities across the country have instituted smoking bans, according to a report from the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. …

Lamar University goes smoke-free June 1
Liberty Vindicator - June 1, 2012

Lamar University, along will all member schools in The Texas State University System, will become a smoke-free campus effective June 1. According to TSUS ...

College trustees hear smoking complaint
Daily Inter Lake (MT) - May 24, 2012

At its regular May meeting on Monday, the Flathead Valley Community College Board of Trustees raised the age for the senior tuition benefit to 65 and heard a student complaint about the campus smoking policy. … The college now only allows smoking in designated areas. ... He said secondhand smoke kills 50000 people each year, and that about four Montanans die ...

Go smokeless at Hancock
Santa Maria Times - May 24, 2012

Smoking on campus can harm students, employees, professors and children in the ... Secondhand smoke will surely harm everyone, especially people with ...

Cal State Fullerton to become first smoke-free CSU campus
Los Angeles Times - May 18, 2012

Lighting up anywhere on the grounds of Cal State Fullerton will be forbidden under a new policy that makes Fullerton the first completely smoke-free campus in the Cal State system.

DEKALB CO. | Local universities ban tobacco use
WXIA-TV (GA) - April 3, 2012

Emory, Oglethorpe and Mercer Universities have teamed up to create tobacco-free campuses, and they're partnering with the DeKalb County Board of Health. …

Montana State campuses to go smoke free this fall
Helena Independent Record - Apr 2, 2012

Montana State University campuses in Bozeman and Billings plan to kick the smoking habit this fall. The Bozeman campus goes smoke free on Aug. 1, followed two weeks later by the Billings campus on Aug. 15. "There is no right to smoke," Darla Tyler-McSherry ...

Air clears at ULM after ban expansion
Monroe News Star, March 24, 2012

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will soon become an almost tobacco-free campus. …According to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are now at least 648 college campuses nationwide that have enacted 100 percent smoke-free campus ...

President Gogue makes smoking ban final
The Auburn Plainsman - March 22, 2012

By fall 2013, Auburn will join nearly 800 other higher education institutions as a smoke-free campus. “This is a complex decision for any university to make ...

USF Corrals Smokers on Tampa Campus
WUSF 89.7 News (FL) March 20, 2012

By Steve Newborn (Send E-Mail) The University of South Florida's Tampa campus has become one of the biggest places in the state to ban smoking outdoors. ...

Our view: And they're leading the charge to end smoking
Duluth News Tribune - March 21, 2012

But today in the Northland they're helping lead the charge against smoking and secondhand smoke. And for that: credit. Seven Northeastern Minnesota campuses ...

Smoking policies on Boston campuses
Boston Globe - March 15, 2012

Policy: Bars smoking of cigarettes, cigars, and pipes in any facility or ... Policy: Banned in all university buildings; no restrictions on smoking outside ...

College Of DuPage Considers Campuswide Smoking Ban
CBS Local - March 15, 2012

Nonsmokers complain that smokers routinely violate a rule that restricts them from lighting up less than 25 feet of entrances – particularly during the cold ...

CCBC To Become Tobacco-Free Campus
Dundalk (MD) Patch.com - March 15, 2012

By Ron Snyder CCBC president Sandra Kurtinitis said the college will implement a tobacco-free policy on its campuses beginning July 1. …

University of South Florida limits smoking on campus
Tampabay.com - March 15, 2012

USF St. Petersburg is smoke-free. The University of Florida's campus was made smoke-free in July 2010. Florida State University bans smoking within 50 feet ...

MUSC smoking ban starts today
Live 5 News - March 1, 2012

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC)- MUSC goes tobacco-free Thursday. The smoking ban is an effort to make the hospital and school a healthy campus. ...

Hahn, E.J.; Fallin, A.; Darville, A.; Kercsmar, S.E.; McCann, M.; Record, R.A., "The three Ts of adopting tobacco-free policies on college campuses," Nursing Clinics of North America 47(1): 109-117, March 2012.

This article describes a 3-pronged compliance strategy to implement a tobacco-free campus policy at 1 large, land grant public university in the South, and evaluates its impact on outcomes and costs. ...

Seeing Through the Smoke
University Daily Kansan, February 29, 2012

…There are complete smoking bans on more than 650 college campuses in the US, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. And while smoking bans and ...

HKS To Go Smoke-Free March 1
Harvard Crimson - February 28, 2012

The smoking ban comes at a moment when College administrators and House Masters ... suggested that workplace smoking bans could have a multiplying effect. ...

Colleges Consider Smoking Bans
Georgetown University The Hoya - February 28, 2012

The Georgetown University Medical Center became smoke-free as of January 2011. Health Education Services Director Carol Day said that campus officials have ...

Academic Senate unanimously votes smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - Feb 27, 2012

By Michael Munoz The Academic Senate, in a unanimous 39-0 vote, decided that Cal State Fullerton will be a smoke-free campus, beginning Aug. 1, 2013.

New MUSC smoking ban starts next week
Live 5 News - February 24, 2012

The ban, which includes all tobacco products including electronic cigarettes, will be enforced on the entire campus. The ban also includes smoking in your ...

Tufts' Boston Campus Gets Ready To Go Tobacco-Free For April
BostInno - February 24, 2012

Smoking will be prohibited at all building entrances, as well as in the garage ... tobacco products and to reduce involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke, ...

All UC campuses will become smoke-free
Daily Californian - January 11, 2012

UC President Mark Yudof is requesting the entire University of California system become smoke-free over the next two years.

In a letter dated Monday, Yudof asked chancellors to form committees on their respective campuses to implement smoke-free policies within the next 24 months. UC spokesperson Steve Montiel said the letter was sent to chancellors via email Tuesday. ...

Study: Fewer College Students Smoke Since Tobacco Bans on Campus
WFMY News 2 - December 19, 2011

... The study is published in the online version of the journal Tobacco Control, was conducted as part of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, ...

Southern University System Goes Tobacco-Free
WDSU New Orleans - November 1, 2011

The Southern Board of Supervisors has decided to ban tobacco at all of Southern University's campuses starting in January. The Advocate reports the move ...

Glassman, T.J.; Reindl, D.M.; Whewell, A.T., "Strategies for implementing a tobacco-free campus policy," Journal of American College Health 59(8): 764-768, September 27, 2011.

This article was a primer on how college students and health advocates can create and implement tobacco free policies, anticipating the pitfalls and conflicts that might arise. Special attention is given to media advocacy and lobbying of university officials.

Boren hopes to make OU smoke-free by spring 2012 semester
Oklahoma Daily - September 13, 2011

OU President David Boren hopes to have a campus-wide ban on tobacco use in place by the spring semester, he said Monday during his State of the University ...

OU going tobacco-free
Norman Transcript - James S. Tyree - September 13, 2011

... of cleaning them up as reasons for the ban. The OU Health Sciences Center and OU-Tulsa already are tobacco-free campuses, as is Oklahoma State University.

SMMUSD Set To Ban Electric Cigarettes
Santa Monica Mirror - Parimal M. Rohit - September 5, 2011

... to expand the ban on tobacco-related products to electronic cigarettes. ... In studying two e-cigarette products manufactured by Njoy and Smoking ...

Smokers so far complying with University of Montana's tobacco ban
The Missoulian, 2011-09-05
CHELSI MOY of the Missoulian

Several times last week, Julee Stearns strolled along Arthur and Beckwith avenues offering free-drink coupons to smokers standing in the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk. ...

Colleges tell smokers, 'You're not welcome here'
CNN - Stephanie Steinberg - August 31, 2011

… An increasing number of colleges adopted smoke-free or tobacco-free policies in the past few years, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation Project Manager Liz Williams. In the past year alone, 120 campuses were added to the smoke-free list. …

New School Year Tobacco Free At UM
NBC Montana - Emily Adamson – August 29, 2011

The University of Montana's fall semester started Monday, and so did the tobacco free policy. It requires UM students, employees, and visitors to use ...

NDSCS is tobacco free
Wahpeton Daily News - Miles Trump - August 29, 2011

When classes started at North Dakota State College of Science Monday, so did a new tobacco-free campus policy. ...

Tobacco Ban Slated To Start In January
The Emory Wheel - Roshani Chokshi - Molly Davis - August 26, 2011

Task force members chose transitional smoking zones based on their ... free campus to a full-ban on tobacco will likely last from January to August 2012. ...

University of Mary latest school to ban smoking and tobacco on campus
Bismarck Tribune, August 21, 2011

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says at least 530 colleges nationwide are smoke free, while the American Lung Association of Oregon says at least ...

Montana Western campus in Dillon goes tobacco free
Greenfield Daily Reporter - August 1, 2011

It prohibits the use of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, as well as all forms of smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. The effort to move Western ...

Texas State kicks-off tobacco-free policy
Newstreamz San Marcos - August 1, 2011

... and vehicles in 2000, and several outside smoke-free zones were established in 2005. The Round Rock campus opened in 2005 as a tobacco-free campus.

UTA to ban tobacco products
Houston Chronicle - July 29, 2011

2011 AP Starting Monday, the campus will become completely tobacco-free. Faculty, students, staff and visitors will not be allowed to use any tobacco ...

Oregon colleges and universities plan to go smoke-free
The Oregonian, 2011-07-26
Bill Graves, The Oregonian

Colleges want to wipe out tobacco and the dangers of second-hand smoke, promote better health, reduce litter -- and prepare students for a near universal smoke-free workplace in a state where policy banned smokers from public buildings, restaurants and some parks years ago. By next fall, most smokers at Oregon universities will have to leave campus to light up. ...

Valencia to ban smoking on all campuses
Orlando Sentinel, July 24, 2011

As of July 1, there were at least 530 smoke-free colleges in the United States, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...

Troy University trustees adopt policy banning tobacco use
WSFA 12 (Montgomery, AL), 2011-07-23
Susan Moore

Troy University's trustees passed a resolution Friday banning use of all tobacco products on its campuses and teaching locations worldwide beginning Aug, 13, 2012. ...

University of Montana goes tobacco-free
KPAX CBS 8 (Missoula, MT), 2011-07-22

Montana Tech in Butte did it. Montana State University in Bozeman did it, as did MSU in Billings. Now the University of Montana will go tobacco-free beginning on August 28th. ...

College campuses go smoke free
Selma Times-Journal, July 8, 2011

…The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reports nearly 60 college campuses around the US have already enacted smoke-free policies. ...

Lighting up at University of Michigan about to get harder
Detroit (MI) Free Press, 2011-06-12
DAVID JESSE DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

U-M will be the first major university in the state to ban smoking on its campus, including in popular open spaces such as the Diag -- the university's version of Central Park. ...

Smoke-free outdoor spaces on college campuses are widespread across North Carolina
HealthCanal.com, 2011-06-10

A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine survey of all North Carolina colleges shows that outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina's colleges and universities (97 of 110). All UNC system and North Carolina Community College System campuses now have smoke-free buildings. ...

Franklin College to ban smoking
Indianapolis Star, May 16, 2011 | Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Ind. -- A small liberal arts college in central Indiana will completely ban smoking on campus starting July 1. Franklin College says its campus will soon be smoke-free and ...

BLOCK BILL WOULD ALLOW COLLEGES TO ENFORCE SMOKING BANS, LEVY FINES ON SMOKERS
East County (CA) Magazine (Heartland Foundation), 2011-05-08

Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) has authored legislation that calls on campuses of the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), and the University of California (UC) to enforce local and system-wide smoking and tobacco laws and ordinances already in place. AB 795 would give these institutions the authority to enforce current policies and fine perpetrators. ...

MSU leaders vote to make campus tobacco-free
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle - May 5, 2011

MSU Provost Martha Potvin said when the University of North Dakota imposed a tobacco ban, some people would still smoke in their cars, arguing it was private property. It was also tough, she said, for deans to walk up to somebody smoking behind a ...

UMass Faculty Senate passes campus tobacco ban
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - William Perkins III - April 8, 2011

Additionally, the approved smoking ban proposal calls for the creation of a Tobacco-Free Campus Committee, which will be made up of members from the student and faculty body and will be charged with carrying out most of the implementation of the policy ...

Hookah Use Widespread Among College Students Study Reveals Mistaken Perception ...
Newswise (press release) - April 5, 2011

Newswise ­ WINSTON-SALEM, NC – April 5, 2011 – Despite a growing number of cities instituting smoking bans across the country, hookah bars are cropping up everywhere – from chic downtown cafes to locations near college campuses, where they've found a ...

City University's 23 Colleges Are the Latest to Ban Smoking
New York Times, January 24, 2011

Last summer, the University at Buffalo banned smoking on its three campuses. Last month, Columbia University approved a measure that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of buildings.

And on Monday, the trustees of the City University of New York, the largest urban higher-education system in the country, voted to forbid smoking on all 23 of its campuses, from the College of Staten Island to Lehman College in the Bronx.

CUNY’s move is the latest in a wave of comprehensive smoking bans on college campuses nationwide, a trend that began about five years ago and has gathered momentum in recent months. The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group, reported this month that at least 466 campuses had completely banned smoking or passed resolutions to do so. ...

UO announces plan to ban smoking
The rule will take effect in 2012 after officials work out details
Eugene (OR) Register-Guard, 2010-11-18
Greg Bolt and Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard

The University of Oregon announced Wednesday that it plans to go entirely tobacco-free as part of a new initiative promoting healthy lifestyles for students, faculty and staff. That means no tobacco use -- cigarettes or otherwise -- anywhere on campus.

But the ban won't go into effect until the start of fall term 2012, giving campus health officials almost two years to work out the details of the prohibition and to prepare the campus community for the change. And it will provide time to work out some of the thornier technicalities of what is now a broadly conceived program.

The ban, approved by UO President Richard Lariviere, was unveiled at a morning event that included the announcement that the UO has landed a $1 million gift that will help fund the university's new Healthy Campus Initiative, including more help for students and employees who want to quit tobacco. ...

SU partners with county to explore possibility of becoming smoke-free campus
Daily Orange (Syracuse University), 2010-10-25
Contributing Writer

A smoke-free campus could be in the works within the next three years, as Syracuse University has partnered with the Onondaga County Health Department through a state program called Colleges for Change.

November marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, during which organizations encourage smokers to quit or make a plan to quit.

As a part of New York state's tobacco control program, Colleges for Change aims to reduce the promotion of tobacco and lower exposure to secondhand smoke on campus. The age group with the highest prevalence of smoking in the state is 18- to 24-year-olds, according to a Sept. 10 SU News Services release. ...

LETTER: Purdue should ban smoking on campus
Evansville (IN) Courier & Press, 2010-10-25
Justin Franklin Evansville

Purdue University is going to continue receiving complaints and be stuck with the negative consequences of a partial smoking policy on its campus unless officials there take the necessary steps to limit the number of smoking areas and ultimately ban smoking from the campus.

Partial smoking bans are confusing and hard to enforce for campus security and are still harmful to the surrounding environment and populace. . . .

Purdue University should focus on mitigating the real problem with their policy ­ the fact that they still allow students and faculty to smoke on campus ­ instead of attempting to enforce a stressful and unsuccessful system. ...

Brookdale weighs ban on smoking on campus
Asbury Park (NJ) Press, 2010-10-24
JENNIFER BRADSHAW * STAFF WRITER

MIDDLETOWN -- Smoking on college campuses is gradually being snuffed out, as some campuses are banning smoking for health and littering reasons.

The Board of Trustees at Brookdale Community College is considering a campuswide ban, which if approved next month would mean that as of January, the only place smokers could light up would be in their cars.

Ocean County College goes even further, banning smoking everywhere, including in cars at the Toms River campus. At the area's two other campuses, the policy is less restrictive. At Monmouth University in West Long Branch, smokers are asked to stand at least 25 feet away from the building. At Georgian Court University in Lakewood, students are asked to smoke in designated areas, similar to the current policy at Brookdale. ...

Salem State extends smoking ban to entire campus
The Salem News - Tom Dalton - September 22, 2010

Salem State College will ban smoking on its entire campus beginning next September, instituting what may be the toughest policy of any public four-year college in the state. ...

... With this move, Salem State joins more than 260 colleges and universities across the country that have banned smoking and tobacco products on campus, ...

LSU bans hookahs from dorms
WWL - Meg Farris, Greg Renoud - September 14, 2010

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU residence halls have been smoke free since 1998, and now there's a new ban.

Students caught with a water pipe, known as a hookah, will have it confiscated by campus officials. But people who use hookahs may have other problems.

It's a popular way for people, especially young adults, to gather and socialize, smoking together using a water pipe called a hookah. But this semester LSU students in Baton Rouge have been told there are new rules: no hookahs allowed in or outside university residence halls.

"We decided to opt to list it specifically as potential drug paraphernalia and to outlaw it in line with our current policies of smoke free and illegal drug free," said Steve Waller, the director of the Department of Residential Life at LSU.

LSU officials are worried that it is a fire hazard, that it is unhealthy and students could also use the pipe for marijuana. ...

A controversial smoking ban is now in effect across Arkansas
Today's THV - August 2, 2010

A controversial smoking ban is now in effect across Arkansas.

The ban restricts smoking on all public-supported higher education campuses in Arkansas. It means students, faculty, staff and visitors are not allowed to light up while on those properties.

The ban is called the "Clean Air on Campus Act."

The Arkansas legislature passed it in April of last year. The intention is to steer smokers towards healthier habits by focusing on college campuses.

Signs that once allowed smoking a few feet away from buildings at Pulaski Technical College have been replaced with ones reiterating the ban.

"We're hoping it provides an impetus to get more people to quit smoking because it's one of the number one killers of otherwise healthy people," said Tim Jones, the school's Public Relations Spokesman. ...

Boise State honored for going smoke-free on university property
IdahoStatesman.com - February 23, 2010

Boise State University has been recognized by local public health officials for the university's campus-wide smoking ban.

The Central District Health Department picked BSU for its "Leadership in Community Public Health" award. BSU's smoke-free policy applies to all students, employees, contractors, volunteer and visitors on all university-controlled property.

The ban has been in place since the fall of 2009.

"The dangers of tobacco use are well-established," said Russ Duke, director of the Central District Health Department. "We thought it appropriate to recognize Boise State's effort to improve and maintain a healthy and safe environment for everyone on campus." ...

Community colleges in N.J. are cutting back on lighting up
(Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger, 2010-01-10
Lawrence Ragonese/The Star-Ledger

MORRIS COUNTY -- A few cigarette butts littered the ground near an entrance to an academic building at the County College of Morris. Nearby, an employee was observed furtively puffing away in the cold outside the college administration building.

There are still signs of smoking at CCM three years after it became one of the first two colleges in the state to declare a totally smoke-free campus. But officials say smoking is now the exception and contend they have a healthier and cleaner campus -- now one of five state community colleges that do not allow tobacco use. Star-Ledger file photo.There are still signs of smoking at CCM three years after it became one of the first two colleges in the state to declare a totally smoke-free campus. But officials say smoking is now the exception and contend they have a healthier and cleaner campus -- now one of five state community colleges that do not allow tobacco use ...

Mount Hood Community College bans smoking
OregonLive.com - Bill Graves - January 6, 2010

Mount Hood Community College this week became the third Oregon community college to ban smoking on campus. Mount Hood Community College this week became the ...

Lake Region State College to go tobacco-free
Grand Forks Herald - January 7, 2010

Smoke-free signs on that Devils Lake campus will be replaced with similar, tobacco-free/smoke-free signs. Information regarding the policy also will be ...

Widener Goes Smoke-Free
NBC Philadelphia - Teresa Masterson - January 5, 2010

Widener University will be the first area four-year college to go smoke-free, indoors and out, reports the Inquirer.

The smoking ban includes the use of all tobacco products on campus.

The decision to go tobacco-free came about by recommendations of a committee made up of students, faculty and staff who were concerned about health effects of second-hand smoke and increased health insurance costs for smokers and chewers.

To make the July 1 ban an easier transition for faculty and students, the university is offering free smoking-cessation classes as well as nicotine-replacement drugs. ...

No butts about it: Dakota County Technical College goes tobacco-free in 2010
Sun Newspapers (MN), 2010-01-01
KATIE MINTZ

When students return to class at Dakota County Technical College Jan. 11, they should leave one provision behind.

Effective Jan. 1, the use of any tobacco product by employees, students or visitors is prohibited on college property.

The Rosemount facility joins a growing list of higher education institutions in the state that have gone tobacco-free. There are currently 14, from other technical colleges like Northwest in Bemidji to the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Former Student Senate President Jenny Anderson of Rosemount initiated the policy at DCTC after attending a statewide student association conference in December 2008.

Dalton State goes tobacco-free
Dalton (GA) Daily Citizen-News, 2009-12-06
Rachel Brown Dalton Daily Citizen

Dalton State College has joined the ranks of other tobacco free campuses in the University System of Georgia.

"Our original plan wasn't to do that," said student body president Daniel Sanchez. "What we really wanted to do was what the students wanted."
Last fall, 67 percent of respondents with DSC e-mail addresses -- including both students and faculty -- voted in a survey to eliminate all forms of tobacco everywhere on campus. According to an American Lung Association report, there are 14 other University System of Georgia colleges with tobacco-free campuses. ...

Campus-wide ban on smoking goes into effect
Tobacco-free policy forcing some students, faculty off campus
UC-Denver Advocate , 2009-12-03
Kyle McDaniel

The decision was given the nod by Dr. M. Roy Wilson, chancellor at UC Denver. The first stage commenced April 6, allowing a covered space in the Evergreen Parking Lot on campus for smokers to huddle into during their smoke breaks.

But on Oct. 31, even the "shack," purposed for smoking, was shut down. And although the health effects of smoking are clear today, some were still unhappy with the change.

Kristie Fields, a facilities coordinator at the school, was one of the smokers affected by the policy change.

"A lot of my smoker friends are fit to be tied," she said and laughed. "Mad as can be. We had our little smoking shack. We can't even go there now; we can't even get out of the weather."

The official news release that was posted on the UCD website before the ban went into effect read, "One of our nation's leading causes of disease and death will soon be completely banned from the entire Anschutz medical campus." ...

Institute Announces Campus-Wide Smoking Ban
Soon to be seen all over the RPI campus
RPInsider (Troy, NY) (blog), 2009-11-30

A campus-wide email was sent out this afternoon from William Walker, VP for Strategic Communications and External Relations regarding smoking. Effective July 1, 2010, smoking will be prohibited on the Rensselaer campus. Smokers will have to go to the sidewalk. The message claimed that many people begin smoking at around age 19, so they are looking out for the best interest of the students. We suspect that some of them are probably a little upset, but it’s the staff members that will really be affected. I think it’s a pretty good idea ­ smoking harms those around the smoker, so in order to provide a healthy school environment, smoking must be regulated. ...

UofL smoking ban coincides with Great American Smoke Out
WHAS 11.com (subscription) - Amy Stallings - November 19, 2009

Thursday is The Great American Smoke Out and as a part of the smoke out, Kentucky’s two largest universities are going smoke free.

Smoking bans are now in place at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. ...

University Further Restricts Smoking
INDYchannel.com - November 19, 2009

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue University campus will be virtually smoke-free beginning next summer.

A new campus-wide police was announced Thursday. Smoking will be allowed in a few areas, but those have yet to be determined.

The enhanced ban, which goes into effect July 1, will also prohibit smoking in all vehicles owned or leased by the university. ...

UM initiative bans smoking
UW Badger Herald - Stephanie Albrecht - November 17, 2009

Students at both the University of Michigan and Purdue University would have to either quit or find somewhere else to puff up if a smoking ban under serious consideration at both Midwestern schools is implemented.

The Michigan initiative bans smoking anywhere on its three campuses and, in lieu of receiving a ticket, offenders will be forced to attend workshops encouraging them to drop the habit.

“We are working to promote a culture of health, and this fits into that philosophy … We believe a smoke-free environment is another strong way to encourage a healthy lifestyle,” said Kallie Michels, associate vice president of communication at Michigan. “We hope that the policy will translate into more members of our community quitting smoking or never starting.”

The goal of the initiative is to make the campus completely smoke-free by July 2011 in order to create a “culture of health.” ...

Proposal would extend UF smoking ban to Greeks
If adopted, rule would prohibit tobacco products' use on off-campus property of fraternities and sororities.
Gainesville (FL) Sun, 2009-11-11
Nathan Crabbe Sun Staff Writer

The University of Florida's tobacco ban would apply to fraternities and sororities when it takes effect next year, under a proposal released Wednesday by the university.

UF banned tobacco use in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium starting this season and on the property of health-related facilities starting Nov. 1. A university-wide ban is planned for July 1.

The proposed regulation, which is scheduled to be considered next month by UF trustees, would prohibit smoking as well as the use of smokeless tobacco and electronic devices meant to simulate smoking. It would apply to university-owned land in Alachua County and Jacksonville.

It also would apply to land occupied or controlled by fraternities and sororities recognized by UF, which includes property on and off campus. ...

UM to ban tobacco products on campus starting in fall 2011
The Missoulian, 2009-11-10
JAMIE KELLY of the Missoulian

The University of Montana is poised to join a growing roster of colleges nationwide banning tobacco on campus.

The ban is set to go into effect in the fall of 2011, and would be the second campuswide smoking ban in Montana - as Montana Tech in Butte is going tobacco-free in 2010.

Montana State University has proposed a similar ban.

Across the country, more and more colleges are banning not just smoking, but the use of all tobacco products anywhere on campus. There are now 172 tobacco-free campuses nationwide, and another 322 smoke-free campuses.

UM and other Montana campuses currently have a 25-foot smoking perimeter around building entrances. But a study by the UM Tobacco Task Force found that nearly two-thirds of smokers were violating that regulation. ...

Burnt Out | University of Miami takes first step in effort to start campus ...
SU The Daily Orange (subscription) - November 10, 2009

Smoking is now banned in and around the University of Miami's Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

UM opted to convert not only the building and medical center, but also the outside facilities into a smoke-free environment.

"I think it makes sense banning smoking from the medical center, a place that is supposed to promote healthy behavior," said Gabriel Hernandez, a senior biology major at the University of Miami.

The ban will include parking lots, garages, parked cars and the area outside of the Medical Center, according to an article in the university's student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. ...

SRJC smokers pushed off campus
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Mark Aronoff - November 9, 2009

Tobacco smokers at Santa Rosa Junior College are becoming increasingly marginalized — literally — with a strict new policy that has pushed them past the edges of the campus.

To overcome complaints about droves of smokers puffing away on the border of the smoke-free campus, the school has instituted a policy prohibiting smoking within a minimum of 20 feet from the college property, including sidewalks.

“We used to be able to smoke by the library,” said Aaron Carpenter, 20, as he took a smoking break from his English class Monday afternoon. “They pushed us back. Eventually, they'll kick us down all the way to the freeway.”

“There should be a designated smoking area,” said his classmate Matthew Bandy, 22, echoing the suggestion of other smokers who said they are exiled to an adjacent residential neighborhood if they want to grab a quick smoke.

Not only have the places disappeared where students can smoke, campus police are about to be granted the authority to issue citations for smoking infractions. The tickets are backed by fines that start at $100 for the first offense, increase to $250 for the second, and $500 for a third offense.

Santa Rosa City Council members this afternoon are poised to pass a resolution that allows Junior College police to enforce the city ordinance prohibiting smoking around workplaces and public places, within a 20-foot radius. ...

Colleges Nationwide Banning Tobacco On-Campus
WCTV - John Rogers - November 9, 2009

At Florida State, they can only settle down and light up in certain parts of campus.

Throughout FSU's campus, green ash trays designate where smokers can light up. Black ash trays are placed throughout the school to prevent littering. But FSU is phasing in a plan to gradually make the campus more smoke free

FSU Health Educator Kevin Frentz says, "We've decided to take a phased-in approach to it, so it's a phased transition and knowing there's a chance we'll never got to a tobacco-free campus, but then, that's the goal."

Gradually more smoke free zones will be added to the campus. ...

VIDEO: Heavy smoking on Mass. college campuses
WWLP-22News (Springfield, MA), 2009-11-09

22News takes a hard look at cigarette smoking on Western Massachusetts college campuses.
This after a cigarette butt clean up on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts yielded thousands of cigarette butts this weekend.

And that's just the butts that weren't properly discarded.

Students attending Holyoke Community College told 22News, "It's tough not becoming a smoker in this day and age. Holly Frederick told 22News "she started smoking because her father smokes". Nick Duclos told 22News, "It's hard not lighting up when all your friends are smokers". ...

Cigarette concerns go up in smoke at PCC campuses
The Oregonian, 2009-10-30
Taryn Luna, The Oregonian

Jackson, 33, and her 5-year-old took the bus to and from campus last year. Many people smoked at the bus stop, and soon enough, she saw her own daughter puffing an imaginary cigarette.

"She sees everyone do it and thinks it's accepted," Jackson said.
The problem evaporated on Sept. 9 when tobacco products were banned from all PCC property. Boasting 40,566 students, PCC has the largest enrollment of any institute of higher education in the state.

At PCC Sylvania, students say the campus serving 26,700 harbored a significant smoking culture. But thanks to a three-year tobacco cessation plan that started in 2007, students and staff had plenty of warning about the incoming ban. ...

NYU plans smoking ban within 15 ft. of buildings
NYU Washington Square News - Lily Altavena, Jaywon Choe - October 29, 2009

NYU may ban smoking within 15 feet of entrances and exits university buildings, Senior Vice President for Operations Alison Leary announced in an e-mail to the university community yesterday.

Smoking is currently banned in all NYU buildings. The NYU College of Dentistry is already required by law to ban smoking within 15 feet of all entrances because it is a diagnostic and treatment center; this policy led NYU to consider a similar all-university ban.

"Doing nothing is not an option," Leary said after the e-mail's release. "People generally complain about the risks to their health — passing through clouds of smoke." ...

Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses
Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2009

The American College Health Association released new guidelines Monday urging colleges and universities to adopt policies barring all tobacco use indoors and outdoors on their campuses.

The recommendations signal a shift for the association, which in its previous position statement, adopted in 2005, urged campus health officials to ban all smoking indoors but still permit it in “designated smoking spaces” outside.

Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, called the guidelines “excellent” progress and said she hoped campuses would seriously consider adopting them.

As of October 6, Hallett’s group had identified 365 U.S. colleges and universities with policies requiring that all campus spaces, indoors and outdoors, be smokefree. Another 76 institutions have “100 percent smokefree campuses with minor exemptions for remote outdoor areas.” …

ACHA Guidelines: Position Statement on Tobacco onCollege and University Campuses
American College Health Association (ACHA), September 2009

The American College Health Association (ACHA) acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and/or passive, is a significant health hazard. ACHA further recognizes that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a Class-A carcinogen and that there is no safe level of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), a recognized toxic air contaminant. In light of these health risks, ACHA has adopted a NO TOBACCO USE policy and encourages colleges and universities to be diligent in their efforts to achieve a 100% indoor and outdoor campus-wide tobacco-free environment. …

Smoking banned, come 2010
Towerlight - Rachael Sanders - October 15, 2009

Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting saw the open dialogue and discussion of two resolutions that will affect Towson’s campus population.

Smoking Ban

The debate is over and the decision has been made. As of August 1, 2010, Towson University will be a smoke-free campus. This means that students, faculty, staff and visitors will not be allowed to smoke anywhere on Towson’s campus. ...

RCTC bans tobacco use on campus
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin, 2009-10-10
Matthew Stolle

Rochester Community and Technical College said Friday that it will ban all smoking and tobacco use on its 500-acre campus on Jan. 1.

State law had already forbidden smoking in public places, but smoking had been permitted in parking lots, 20 feet outside of building entrances and in an outdoor amphitheater. That will change Jan. 1.

The college had been studying the issue for several years, an official said, but decided to take action after hearing more and more complaints about second-hand smoke. Also, a student nurse had reported a number of adverse reactions to secondhand smoke among students with asthma or some other allergic condition.

There are about a dozen public and private higher education institutions in Minnesota, including Winona State University and Minnesota State University, Moorhead, that have already opted to go smoke-free. ...

SGA passes smoking ban resolution
The Daily Athenaeum - Travis Crum - October 8, 2009

A resolution banning smoking on West Virginia University’s Health Sciences Campus passed during Wednesday’s Student Government Association meeting.

All but two of the 13 governors – Paul Kast and Abby Sobonya – voted for the ban.

Gov. Ron Cheng proposed an amendment "student input, collaboration, compromise and awareness for a progressive mode of reform," which was added unanimously to the resolution before it was voted on.

"Right now, the resolution is a smoking ban with only administration input, and technically we are supporting that," Cheng said. I want to make it clear that SGA is supporting a ban that involves students."

While Gov. Scott Covitz felt the resolution had "no student backing at all" before the amendment, he chose to vote "yes" because of its addition.

Cheng said adding the amendment did not affect the ban in anyway, but ensured the student voice in the matter.

"We still have a resolution that supports a ban," he said. "For the governors who are hesitant, this is like a settlement for both parties, a win-win situation."

Gov. Taylor Richmond, who drafted the resolution, said the clause should have been included in the original draft and was glad Cheng proposed it. ...

Cigarette smoking bans on campus
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - Binghamton,NY,USA, October 6, 2009

The age of 18, when an American citizen becomes a legal adult, marks many rights of passage - the ability to vote, enlist in the army, get a tattoo or piercing and buy a pack of cigarettes. However, many college campuses are beginning to prohibit that last rite of passage.

As of this month, there are over 300 colleges that enforce "100 percent smoke-free campuses" according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, including University at Buffalo, the first SUNY school to enforce the ban. Buffalo established the UBreathe Free policy for the 2009-10 school year, prohibiting smoking anywhere except for designated parking lots 100 feet or more from campus, but hopes to become completely smoke free by August 2010.

According to a 2005 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 31 percent of college students smoke, compared to 25 percent of the rest of the country.

Currently, on the Binghamton University campus, smoking is prohibited inside all buildings and other designated areas, but is allowed outdoors within 25 feet of building entries or windows.

Linda Spear, a distinguished professor of psychology at BU who specializes in addictions, thinks that while a campus-wide ban may be good in the distant future, it could initially have some negative side effects.

"Not allowing smoking on campus would help people quit smoking which is a good thing in the long run," Spear said. "(But) if they can't smoke on campus, they'll start going through withdrawal and likely show withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability and lack of concentration." ...

Purdue floats smoke-free proposal
Lafayette (IN) Journal & Courier, 2009-10-02
BREANNE JESIONOWSKI

Purdue University is considering a policy that would ban smoking anywhere on campus and in university vehicles. The university is now gathering feedback on the issue from the Purdue community.

If the proposal is approved, Purdue University will be one of more than 300 universities nationwide with a smoke-free campus. A similar policy already is in effect at several other Indiana colleges and universities, including Indiana University's Bloomington campus.

The proposal is being considered because of evidence of the effects of secondhand smoke, said Alphonso Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance and treasurer.

He added that smoking by faculty and staff contributes to increased absences, higher insurance rates, and lower productivity.

Graduate student Jessica Raffelson is adamantly against the proposal. ...

No more lighting up on campus
The Clarion , 2009-09-22

At the start of the year, smoking on the DU campus will be banned, a decision made by Chancellor Robert Coombe on May 28, following a petition signed by nearly 1,900 community members.

Tobacco products will be banned from all indoor and outdoor areas of campus, including a distance of 25 feet from the campus perimeter.

Although smoking will be prohibited, punishment and violations will be minimal.

The ban extends DU's current policy, which bans smoking within 25 feet of entrances and exits and all university buildings.

"It is important to note that while the university has rules and regulations governing the conduct of its students, faculty, and staff and policies in keeping with current law, it does not regulate legal personal choice unless such choice has a deleterious effect on the community as a whole" Coombe wrote in his letter to the community. ...

UT-Arlington looks at total ban of smoking, tobacco on campus
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Gene Trainor - September 17, 2009

ARLINGTON ­ The University of Texas at Arlington could become the first four-year college in the region to ban smoking and tobacco ...

College now in compliance with state smoking law
Clarion Online - Glendora (subscription) - Sandra Lopez - September 16, 2009

A formalized district smoking policy has been adopted by the Citrus College Board of Trustees.

Prior to the board’s regular meeting on June 16, there was no written policy on smoking at Citrus College. However, the college is now in compliance with state regulations.

The recently approved Citrus College smoking policy is stated in BP 6800: Safety. The board policy on smoking states that the college prohibits of the use of tobacco in all public buildings and is in compliance with other related tobacco use requirements mandated in the state of California.

“As long as I can smoke somewhere it’s not a big deal,”Jonathan Reed, an 18 year old undeclared major said. ...

A smoke-free future for Pierce
The Roundup - Anibal Ortiz - September 15, 2009

A decision was made today that Pierce College will be making the transition to become a smoke-free campus.

The date that the new rule is to take place has not been set, according to Sheriffs’ Cadet Diana Garcia.

Smoking will no longer be allowed in the current designated areas.

According to the new policy, smoking will only be allowed in Parking Lots 1 through 7, and will not include Parking Lot eight as a smoking zone. ...

Chabot College now a smoke-free campus
Chabot Spectator - Jesse Prado - September 14, 2009

Chabot's new smoke-free campus is overall getting good marks. Now the policy is being strictly enforced this semester. The benches and signs that designated smoking areas on campus have been removed.

Student Health Center Nurse Practitioner Rosafel Adriano said that both Las Positas and Chabot are smoke-free campuses. Last semester Adriano pushed to make the campus smoke-free. ...

Roseburg-area UCC goes tobacco free
Roseburg (OR) News-Review, 2009-09-09
Marissa Harshman The News-Review

WINCHESTER ­ When Umpqua Community College students return to the classroom in a few weeks, the air on campus is bound to be a bit cleaner, less odorous, and perhaps a little less toxic.

All because the campus is going tobacco free beginning the first day of fall term, Sept. 28.

A new campus procedure will prohibit students and staff from lighting up cigarettes or sticking dips of chewing tobacco behind their lips anywhere inside the perimeter of the campus. Those who break the rule will be fined.

“I think what the college is trying to do is provide a healthier environment for students and staff,” said Steve Buchko, UCC director of safety, security and custodial services. ...

Smoking area removed from Ball State's campus
Ball State Daily News - Liz Mensching - September 9, 2009

Ball State's smoke-free initiative has been in effect since March 17, 2008. There are now 11 designated smoking areas, including Scheumann Stadium's parking ...

Hall circulating smoke from assigned area
UNM Daily Lobo - Andy Beale - September 9, 2009

Pug Burge, head of the Smoke-Free Environment Committee, said the committee learned about Geissman's concerns Friday and there are plans to consider moving ...

UofL to go smokeless by June 2010
WHAS 11.com (subscription) - September 4, 2009

The University of Louisville has released a plan to eliminate all smoking on campus by next June.

Officials say they will begin phasing in a smoking ban by November, with designated smoking areas on their main campus and the Shelby Campus; smoking cessation programs and support will also be made available. ...

UI begins citing smokers on campus
Iowa City Press Citizen - September 3, 2009

Dozens of cigarette butts were mashed into the concrete, and the no-smoking signs were charred with the black residue of snuffed-out tobacco.

The evidence of smoking on the second level of parking ramp II at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was easy to spot on a recent afternoon. Finding the cigarette smokers themselves, though, who are used to dodging hospital security and campus police, proved to be more difficult.

On the top level of the parking garage, Danny and Tabatha Slutts of Ottumwa, who said they were at the hospital for a checkup, smoked behind their parked truck against a wall and out of sight from passersby.

The cloak-and-dagger tactics are not uncommon among hospital visitors who come out to the ramp for cigarette breaks, the two said. ...

Beaver Stadium Goes Smoke-Free
FOX43.com - Meghan Harding - September 1, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, CENTRE COUNTY - America's largest collegiate football stadium has gone smoke-free. The Nittany Lions will play their first 2009 season game this Saturday in the non-smoking Penn State University Beaver Stadium. ...

University takes Smoking Ban Outside
KIII TV3 - September 1, 2009

Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi has rolled out a new policy when it comes to students and faculty smoking cigarettes. The university already prohibits anyone from smoking inside buildings on campus. Now that policy has expanded outdoors. A letter was sent out to students to let them know about the new smoking rule. A new rule prohibits smoking within 25 feet of doorways and covered walkways including the campus spine. Administrators say they are working to get the word out to students as well as put up no-smoking signs outside of buildings. ...

College limits smoking to perimeter of campus
San Diego Union Tribune - August 27, 2009

An update to the college's anti-smoking ordinance approved by the board of trustees last week prohibits smoking inside the perimeter road that encircles the classroom and administration buildings. The ordinance had previously allowed smoking 20 feet from building entrances and windows.

The update establishes smoking areas in parking lots on the four corners of the Chula Vista campus. ...

New smoking policy in full effect on campus
The Tartan (Carnegie Mellon University), 2009-08-25

Smokers coming back to campus may be greeted with more than a hello from University Police if they are caught smoking outside one of the designated areas; they could be given a $25 fine for smoking or for littering their cigarette butts.

New and returning students have seen the signs scattered around the University Center’s Merson Courtyard, near the Cut, and other places on campus that warn of the consequences of smoking in a non-designated area. These signs are the manifestations of the changes in the university smoking policy that came about as part of the Healthy Campus 2010 program. ...

SRJC smoking ban to reach beyond campus
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat, 2009-08-23
KERRY BENEFIELD THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

It is about get a lot harder to get a nicotine fix at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Long a smoke-free campus, the school is poised to ink a deal with the city of Santa Rosa to extend the reach of its no-smoking policy and lay substantial fines on scofflaws.

School trustees earlier this month approved a deal that would allow campus police to issue citations enforcing a city ordinance against smoking not only on campus, but within 20 feet of campus. Penalties are $100 for a first offense.

In recent months, the fight over smoking centered on Elliott Avenue and the crosswalk between the library and quad on the north side of the street.

Smokers asked to extinguish their cigarettes while on campus would simply step onto the sidewalk and continue puffing in the high-traffic area, backers of the stiffer ordinance said.

There was little campus police could do.

"It's become known as smokers' alley and it's horrible to walk through there." ...

Smoking bans spreading to campuses across nation
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira,NY,USA, August 19, 2009

Corning Community College's efforts to restrict smoking at its facilities reflect what is happening across New York state and the country.

More than 300 campuses are completely smoke-free throughout the United States and about 50 campuses are smoke-free with minor exemptions, said Bronson Frick, associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national organization headquartered in Berkeley, Calif. Before 2003, very few campuses were smoke-free, he said.

"Ozarks Technical Community College really was the leader in the movement for a tobacco-free campus policy, and then it sort of spread school by school and became a trend," he said. "Community colleges really led the way in this movement, and it's probably because those colleges tend to be slightly smaller," Frick said. "Also, community colleges don't have the issue of residential housing, for the most part." …

Skyline College goes smoke-free
San Mateo County Times - Neil Gonzales - August 18, 2009

SAN BRUNO — Skyline College has banned smoking, at least to designated areas just outside the central campus.

Students, faculty and others returning to classes today will notice signs in that regard.

Newly-painted yellow lines around campus tell people they are "entering a smoke-free zone," said Ray Hernandez, Skyline's academic senate president.

Previously, the college had smoking areas within the campus. But the more-restrictive policy has taken effect this fall semester after a no-smoking movement at Skyline picked up steam over the years. ...

CFCC welcomes students as a smoke free campus
WWAY NewsChannel 3 (Wilmington, NC), 2009-08-17

Downtown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester - a new ban on smoking on campus. This means no smoking on school grounds, indoors or out. But, like any law, there are some loopholes.

The new smoking ban at Cape Fear Community College does apply to all of the campus, but not to the city sidewalks where it is still fair game for smoking. Step onto the campus’ red bricks though, and that is where you are not allowed anymore to smoke. ...

PCC to go smoke free
The Oregonian, 2009-08-17

Portland Community College will go smoke-free next month.

Beginning Sept. 9, the state's largest higher education institution, with more than 87,000 students a year, will ban all forms of tobacco use on its three campuses, Southeast Portland education center and three work force training centers.

"This was the right thing to do," said President Preston Pulliams in a prepared statement. He said research findings on the risks of exposure to secondhand smoke are "too compelling to not act." ...

BSU campus is now smoke-free
KTVB - Boise,ID,USA, August 17, 2009

BOISE -- A big change at Boise State University.

A new policy bans smoking in all areas of the campus, including Bronco Stadium.

Those behind the policy say students, staff, and faculty overwhelmingly supported this ban.

"Eighty-five to 90 percent of our campus community support this. Fifty percent of our students say they’re bothered by secondhand smoke on a weekly basis. And all the research now shows that when you smell secondhand smoke you've just been poisoned by a Class A carcinogen. There is no safe level of exposure," said Ferd Schlapper, executive director, Health, Wellness & Counseling.

Notice of this new policy change went out in October of last year. ...

Smoking Policy Changed at Penn State Altoona (scroll down to view)
WRTA - Altoona,PA,USA, August 17, 2009

The Penn State Altoona campus has changed its smoking policy.

The move went into effect on Saturday on the recommendation of the college’s Smoking Task Force.

By gathering information from other colleges and universities and conducting surveys at Penn State Altoona, it was determined that with the exception of four designated areas, smoking will be prohibited outside any of the buildings, on sidewalks located on campus, and in parking lots on campus. Two smoking areas will be near the residence halls while two other locations will be around campus perimeters. Shelters will be installed this fall at three of these locations. ...

UALR Welcomes New School Year With Smoke-Free Campus
todaysthv.com, August 15, 2009

The number of university campuses that ban smoking on school property has increased nearly tenfold in the last three years, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

And you can now add University of Arkansas at Little Rock to the list.

Smoke-free policy in effect
University of Buffalo, 2009-08-10
ARTHUR PAGE

UB's smoke-free policy is in effect as of Aug. 1, with smoking prohibited in buildings and on the grounds--including green spaces--on the university's three campuses.

Until Aug. 1, 2010, smoking will be permitted in areas of parking lots that are more than 100 feet from buildings. After that date, smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the campuses.

The one-year transition period will allow time for the UB community and visitors to adjust to the change ...

Rates of secondhand smoke exposure high among college students
EurekAlert, 2009-07-21

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is not only a nuisance, but a potential health concern for many college students, and administrators should be taking steps to reduce students' exposure, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
It is the first study to provide evidence of the high rates of SHS exposure, and correlates of exposure, among college students in the United States.

Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the study can be found online today and will appear in the July 23 issue of Nicotine & Tobacco Research, a publication of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

"It is well-known that there are some serious health issues surrounding secondhand smoke," said Mark Wolfson, Ph.D., lead author on the study, professor and section head for the Section on Society and Health in the Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy. "While some college campuses are smoke free, others have virtually no restrictions on smoking, not even in the residence halls. There is a growing national movement to move away from that, but it still very much varies by campus. In this first study to evaluate SHS exposure among college students, we were really kind of floored to see how many, and how frequently, students are exposed to it." . . .

Colleges expand anti-smoking rules
Advocates see a 'tipping point' in campaign; some smokers feel ostracized
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer, 2009-02-03
Anne Blythe - Staff Writer

In a state that once touted the golden leaf's economic benefits as greater than its health risks, UNC-CH is one of 26 college and community college campuses to adopt policies either banning or severely limiting tobacco use.
The haze around the flagpole -- one of the few places outside the 100-foot smoke-free perimeter around all campus buildings -- is a sign of the progress that tobacco-free advocates are making. . . .

But even those abiding by the rules say the movement to go smoke-free has been slow to catch fire in this state.

No citations were issued at UNC-Chapel Hill during the first year of the smoking ban, although complaints about rule-breakers prompted 13 written warnings by UNC-CH police.

The Orange County district attorney is not thrilled that those complaints might one day end up in local courtrooms. . . .

Other colleges are putting in new restrictions.

Peace College in Raleigh went smoke-free at the start of the year. Wake Tech bans smoking, as does Louisburg College in Franklin County, according to the state Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

No butts about it: Increase in number of college-aged smokers
Daily Orange (Syracuse University), 2008-02-28

College students may be more likely to smoke than any other age group, according to a new study done by researchers at Syracuse University.

"There has been up to a 30 percent increase over the past 20 years in college smoking, which is more than all other age groups," said Danielle Seigers, a graduate student of clinical psychology who works for SU's Tobacco Research Program (TRP).

An inverse relationship between education and smoking exists in the general population, said Monica Webb, a principal investigator and an assistant professor of clinical psychology. . . .

"But there is something going on that is different with college students who seem to be increasing their smoking rate. This is an issue that has received national attention."

The TRP, established in 2005, examines smoking cessation and factors that affect smoking across various populations. It has been working to identify college student smoking patterns and their overall thoughts on tobacco use. Seigers said she hopes the research will lead to further understanding of college student smoking behavior.

Steps to a smoke-free campus
UWM Post, WI - March 5, 2007

No one has a right to engage in an activity that can harm other people, and second-hand smoke definitely causes disease and premature death in non-smokers ...

NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE ENACTS STRONGEST SMOKEFREE DORM BILL IN THE NATION
New Jersey GASP
June 20, 2005

Today, the New Jersey Assembly voted in favor of the Smokefree College Residential Housing Law, sponsored by Assemblyman John F. McKeon and Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg (A3659), and Senators Barbara Buono and Fred H. Madden (S2332). The bill now heads to the Governor’s Desk for his signature, and will take effect 60 days later.

“New Jersey’s Smokefree College Residential Housing Law is the strongest legislation in the nation to prohibit smoking in college residential housing. It covers BOTH private and public institutions of higher education. We are pleased that our State is taking this leadership role in fire prevention and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke”, says Karen Blumenfeld, Esq., Director of the Tobacco Control Policy & Legal Resource Center, for New Jersey GASP.

Only two other states enacted specific legislation banning smoking in college residential housing: Wisconsin makes University of Wisconsin housing smokefree, and Connecticut requires all public college dormitories to be smokefree. Last week, the Tennessee legislature passed a state law allowing public universities to ban smoking in dorms if they choose to.

 

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