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As of January 2, 2018, there are now at least 2,106 100% smokefree campus sites. Of these, 1,771 are also 100% tobacco-free, 1,686 also prohibit e-cigarette use, 868 also prohibit hookah use, and 220 also prohibit smoking/vaping marijuana.

This number has grown from the 586 campuses with 100% smokefree campus policies of which we were aware of in October 2011 and 446 campuses in 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. See our model policy for a template.

Visit the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative to learn more about how to develop a policy for your campus. This group has webinars, fact sheets, check lists, and more.


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:

Midwestern State University tobacco free sign

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.


UC Approves Tobacco Ban On All Campuses
WVXU - August 23, 2016

The University of Cincinnati is telling students, staff and visitors to say goodbye to smoking on campus. The board of trustees Tuesday voted to ban all forms of tobacco on all campuses. "That means there will be no tobacco in any forms, no vaping, no chewing tobacco, no smoking of tobacco products," says Greg Vehr, vice president of communications. … The new rule takes effect May 1, 2017. …

WVWC to go tobacco-free by January
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) - August 22, 2016

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan College will become a tobacco-free campus in January, officials said. The WVWC Tobacco-Free Policy outlines a ...

SFA campus is now smoke-free [VIDEO]
KTRE - August 22, 2016

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - SFA is now smoke-free. The policy prohibiting smoking, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco began Monday. About 30 signs are placed around campus to remind returning students of the new rule. …

SA works to promote culture of health across campus
The Reflector online - August 22, 2016

MSU's clear the air smoke free campus is part of the university's initiative to ... into any building they were greeted with a sign stating smoking has been banned on ... The smoking ban was just one aspect of SA's intention to make MSU and its ...

Washburn University policy to restrict smoking to 10 designated areas on campus
Topeka Capital Journal - August 22, 2016

The new policy restricts tobacco use of any kind to a limited number of designated smoking areas and includes chewing tobacco and vapor delivery systems, said Patrick Early, director of university relations. There are 10 designated areas on campus and four on Washburn Techs campus. The policy will be implemented Sept. 1.

Editorial: Campus air clears at UNO
Omaha World-Herald - August 22, 2016

1, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is tobacco-free except for its parking garages. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln still allows outdoor smoking. But the ...

The UNO campus is going smoke-free
Omaha World-Herald - August 18, 2016

The UNO campus is going smoke-free. Of course, years ago it went football- and parking spot-free. * UNO is going smoke-free. However, to support Dodge ...

Smoke-Free Campuses Triple August 17, 2016

Backers of that 2012 initiative included the American College Health ... said, attributing the statistic to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, Berkley, Calif.

UI goes tobacco-free statewide.
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog) - August 17, 2016

MOSCOW - In order to provide a healthier and cleaner atmosphere for the entire Vandal community, the University of Idaho has enacted a tobacco-free policy ...

UI, WSU to be tobacco, nicotine free
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - August 17, 2016

Washington State University and the University of Idaho will join more than 1,000 smoke-free college and university campuses nationwide this academic year.

Smoking Gets A Sharp Snob From Academics At MSU: Ban Takes Effect Immediately [VIDEO]
University Herald - August 17, 2016

Cigarette smoking gets a sharp snob from academics at Michigan State University. As a result, the ban takes effect immediately at East Lansing, Michigan, MSU- August 15, 2016.… Besides cigarette smoking, the ban also snobs chewable tobacco, hookahs, vaporizers, electronic cigarettes and any kind of smoke-emitting items from areas ...

TVCC going tobacco free
Ontario Argus Observer - August 17, 2016

Before the vote, TVCC's policy prohibited smoking within 10 feet of college campus buildings, a minimum required by the Oregon Smoke Free Workplace law.

Students voice concerns on tobacco-free campus
The Mesa Journal News - August 17, 2016

As of August 15, 2016, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus (and its owned and leased properties) became tobacco-free. The policy prohibits all "tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco" and other related ...

UT Tyler enacts campus-wide tobacco ban
KYTX - August 16, 2016

"I know it will make some people mad that they won't be able to smoke here," said student Wesley Yates. "But I for one am for [the ban]. I shouldn't have to suffer ...

Community college grant initiative now open for California campuses
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation) - August 16, 2016

truth Initiative is opening a final round of its 2016-17 Community College Grant Initiative specifically for the state of California - which has sought ways to get tobacco off its state university and community college campuses.

MSU goes tobacco-free starting today
WXYZ - August 15, 2016

Starting Monday, a new tobacco-free policy takes effect at Michigan State University in East Lansing. The ordinance was first approved by MSU's Board of Trustees in 2015. The ordinance prohibits cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers on MSU's main campus and all MSU sites across the country.

More than 2 years after dorm fire, smoking ban set to take effect at UNO
Omaha World-Herald - August 13, 2016

Two and a half years after a discarded cigarette sparked a dorm fire on campus, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is going smoke-free. About 1,500 campuses across the nation were smoke-free as of April 2016, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Santa Maria residents pushing for smoke-free parks [VIDEO]
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - August 11, 2016

Some residents in the city of Santa Maria are working to ban smoking in local parks and open spaces. The state of California recently redefined "smoke-free" to include a ban on tobacco products, as well as electronic, vaporized tobacco and marijuana. The same language would be included in a Santa Maria city ordinance if passed in September.

SPC implements tobacco-free campus
Tampa Bay Newspapers - August 10, 2016

St. Petersburg College, which has more than 64,000 enrolled students, became a tobacco-free institution on Aug. 1. … The comprehensive policy includes all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes and applies to all students, faculty, staff, ...

Community College of Philadelphia to ban smoking on campus - August 11, 2016

The college had a ban on smoking inside buildings and near entrances, but that left a ... In January, smoking will be banned on the main campus at 1700 Spring ...

MSU becomes tobacco free on Aug. 15
MSUToday - August 9, 2016

Michigan State University's tobacco-free ordinance goes into effect Aug. 15, 2016, banning the use of any form of tobacco on campus property. … In addition to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the ordinance also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers. …

Carroll College implements tobacco-free policy [VIDEO]
KRTV Great Falls News - August 10, 2016

Helena - Carroll College has officially gone tobacco-free. … Now, all tobacco products - including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, and e-cigs - are prohibited on campus. The college posted 29 signs around campus to ...

UNK to go tobacco-free on campus [VIDEO]
NBC Nebraska - August 7, 2016

KEARNEY, Neb.-- For the first time ever the University of Nebraska-Kearney is going tobacco-free on campus. The policy was introduced on Monday and has received praise. The process of going tobacco-free started three years ago, When a group of students request that university transition into a tobacco free campus.

St. Petersburg College now tobacco-free
Tampa Dispatch - August 6, 2016

St. Petersburg College, which has more than 64,000 enrolled students, became a tobacco-free institution on Aug. 1 The student-driven initiative gained the ... Of the 1,500 students surveyed, 62 percent supported a tobacco-free policy. The comprehensive policy includes all forms of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes and applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, college partners and visitors. Prohibited areas for all campuses and college properties include all property within the boundaries of the public sidewalks, including parking lots.

Smokers scramble as UT joins growing list of campuses banning all tobacco use - August 5, 2016

That reaction is what officials were hoping for when UT joined a growing number of colleges and universities nationwide that now ban all types of smoking and tobacco use. That includes electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookahs, cigars and cigarettes. The bans often accompany new initiatives focused on student health and well being and coincide with a rapid decline in cigarette usage on campus. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation counts 23 college campuses in Florida that are now smoke free, 12 of which also ban e-cigarettes and all tobacco products. More than 1,400 colleges and universities nationwide have enacted smoking bans, up from about 400 in 2010, according to the CDC. Of those, about 1,100 are tobacco free and about 800 also ban e-cigarettes.

Tobacco ban goes into effect Aug. 15
The Patriot Talon - August 5, 2016

UT Tylers tobacco free policy will go into effect on Aug. 15. Forms of tobacco not permitted include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookah), bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, and all other tobacco products.

Mississippi State bans smoking tobacco on campus, implements ... - August 4, 2016

If you were planning on smoking a tobacco product during a visit to Mississippi State this season, you may want to alter your plans. The university recently ...

Luzerne County Community College Bans Smoking - August 4, 2016

"We're excited to find out that we're the first one to go tobacco free," said Miranda Costa, LCCC health adviser. The campus does have a few designated ...

MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions
Health-consciousness posturing not worth the cost
Michigan Capitol Confidential - August 3, 2016

… The measure takes effect on Aug. 15, and bans smoking or using smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes anywhere on MSU property. The ordinance applies even to personal vehicles on public streets that pass through the university. Violators can be charged with a civil infraction, and students can be suspended. …

Looking back on the NMU tobacco ban two years later [VIDEO] - August 1, 2016

MARQUETTE - It has been two years since NMU went tobacco free and organizers are saying it has been a successful two years. The university held a ...

MSU has new smoke-free policy [VIDEO]
WTVA - August 1, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Press Release) With Mississippi State University officially becoming a smoke-free campus today [Aug. 1], university administrators are encouraging education and cooperation as the campus community adjusts to a new smoking and tobacco use policy. Developed with input from the MSU Student Association, Faculty Senate and Staff Council, the policy prohibits smoking any tobacco-based product, including e-cigarettes, on MSUs Starkville and Meridian campuses. MSU joins more than 1,480 college and university campuses in the U.S. that now have smoke-free policies, including many of MSUs peer institutions in the Southeastern Conference.

UNK Goes Tobacco Free
NTV - August 1, 2016

While opponents of the tobacco free policy may think it inhibits their freedom to light up. Some say this may lead to learning opportunities down the road. …

Tobacco ban good for NMU, officials say
WNMU-FM - July 29, 2016

Northern marks the anniversary Monday with an event, "It Takes a Village: Going Tobacco-Free at NMU," at the Beaumier Alumni and Welcome Center…

University of Tampa to become smoke and tobacco-free - July 28, 2016

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF), in the state of Florida, 23 college campuses have taken the step to become 100 percent ...

Amarillo College's campuswide tobacco ban to take effect Monday - July 27, 2016

Amarillo College will become a tobacco- and smoke-free school starting Monday. … Amarillo College will become part of a trend at colleges and universities across the nation as awareness of the impact of tobacco and second-hand smoke has continued to increase, said Bronson Frick, associate director at American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation. "College and universities have become leaders for creating healthier environments and addressing the tobacco epidemic," Frick said. There are at least 1,483 campuses nationwide that are smoke-free, according to an April report from the foundation. Of those, 1,137 are 100 percent tobacco-free, and 823 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus. A total of 57 of those campuses are in Texas. "Smoke-free environments used to be rare, but now are quite common," Frick said. "Today's young people have largely grown up in smoke-free environments and don't want to be impacted by second-hand smoke." …

WNC Moving Toward Tobacco-Free Campuses
WNC News - July 21, 2016

"We have a newly named Healthy Campus Committee that has established a goal for WNC being completely tobacco-free by the fall of 2017," said Mark Ghan, ...

MSU: You Can Be Ticketed For Smoking in Your Own Car
Michigan Capitol Confidential - July 22, 2016

Beginning on Aug. 15, a new tobacco-free policy at Michigan State University will make drivers subject to a $150 fine for choosing to smoke or chew tobacco ...

Campus could toss tobacco
Ontario Argus Observer - July 20, 2016

... colleges and universities across the state of Oregon, only TVCC enforces the minimum distance of 10 feet required by the Oregon Smoke Free Workplace law.

Area colleges moving to tobacco-free campuses
The Commercial Dispatch - July 20, 2016

Mississippi University for Women’s ban is already in effect, while Mississippi ... event to begin kicking off its efforts toward banning tobacco from campus. "We did a lot of research, including looking at how other schools who have banned tobacco, ... Under its previous policy, the university prohibited smoking in and near ...

Our View: College campuses play important role in battle against ...
The Commercial Dispatch - July 20, 2016

By the end of the year, all three of our area's college campuses will be officially tobacco-free. Mississippi University for Women implemented its new tobacco ...

Campus reacts to MSU tobacco ban
WILX-TV - July 19, 2016

Which is why tobacco was banned as a whole. ... It's tough to even find smokers on campus, and those that News 10 found didn't want to talk on camera, ...

Signs, receptacles to remind that UNK is tobacco free starting Aug. 1
Kearney Hub - July 16, 2016

UNK's faculty, staff and student senates in 2014 passed resolutions supporting a proposal by UNK's Peer Health Education group to go tobacco free.

EMCC starts smoke-free policy
The Commercial Dispatch - July 15, 2016

EMCC starts smoke-free policy. The Associated Press. July 15, 2016 12:24:17 PM. SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College is joining several other ...

At Michigan State, tobacco prohibition nears [VIDEO]
Lansing State Journal - July 14, 2016

MSU's ban includes the entire spectrum of tobacco products; from cigarettes and chewable tobacco to vaporizers, E-cigarettes and hookahs. It prohibits tobacco use in buildings, on the lawns and sidewalks, even in personal vehicles on MSU property. … In all, more than 1,400 American colleges are now smoke-free, with 1,137 going 100% tobacco-free, according to the group Americans for Nonsmoker's Rights. …

Big Three candidates debate campus issues in forum
The Vermilion - March 21, 2016

… From the topic of SGA, the debate moved to hypothetical questions. Each candidate was asked a different question about how he or she would approach a situation on campus. One topic was vapes and e-cigarettes on campus, which Perkins said should be dealt with following further enforcement of UL Lafayette's tobacco-free policy. "Before we can handle the vape question, we have to hunker down on actual smoking on campus," Perkins

UWF to be tobacco-free campus
Pensacola News Journal - March 21, 2016

Clouds of smoke lingered and the unmistakable smell of burning tobacco permeated inside and outside classrooms on the University of West Florida campus when Judy Bense founded the anthropology/archaeology department in 1980. ... pipe, bidi and hookah, and non-combustible tobacco-free products such as e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and nicotine delivery devices not approved by the ...

The Latest HBCU to Join the Plight Against Smoking and Tobacco - March 21, 2016

Faculty and students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) are exploring a ban on the use of tobacco and smoke products on campus.

UT Tyler to become tobacco free
The Patriot Talon - March 18, 2016

"I am excited to announce that beginning fall 2016, UT Tyler will become a tobacco free campus. Many of our student and faculty leaders have advocated this ...

FAMU Faculty Senate supports further study of banning smoking ...
Westside Gazette - March 18, 2016

If FAMU goes tobacco-free and smoke-free it will join several other Florida ... has grown from the 586 campuses with 100-percent smoke-free campus policies in ...

UT event aims to inform about smoking's dangers
Toledo Blade - March 17, 2016

"I want people to know that smoking [remains] a big problem. ... The university's board of trustees banned all tobacco use on all UT campuses in 2014.

UPUA Votes In Support Of Smoke-Free Campus
Onward State - March 17, 2016

Last night's weekly meeting saw just that as the assembly went up to vote on one of its most significant efforts: a smoke-free campus. As it stands now, there are ...

Tobacco-free campus policy further promoted to students
Marquette Wire - March 16, 2016

Student Health Advisory Board members promoted and collected signatures for the board's tobacco-free campus proposal in the Alumni Memorial Union on ...

UPUA set to discuss a smoke-free University Park and an airport ...
The Daily Collegian Online - March 16, 2016

Tonight, the University Park Undergraduate Association will share its official stance on whether or not campus should be smoke-free. "We have compiled a ...

Widener University's FreshBaked Theatre Co. to conjure up magic ...
Delco News Network - March 16, 2016

The university's campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. are proud to be a tobacco-free. Visit the university website, ...

EvCC smoking ban created new problem for neighbors
Snohomish County Tribune - March 16, 2016

It's been almost four years since Everett Community College (EvCC) became a smoke-free campus. To the college's next door neighbors, it's become almost four years of unwelcome cigarette litter and second hand smoke as students and staff have been walking...

Maine Colleges and Universities Honored for their Tobacco Free ...
WABI - March 15, 2016

It was put on by the Maine Tobacco Free College Network, an initiative of the Breathe Easy Coalition of Maine. Each school honored has a tobacco free campus, ...

SCC campus to be smoke- and tobacco-free this fall
Sac City Express - March 14, 2016

"So we're actually a training ground for other places around the city and the state that are smoke-free. We look at it from an educational standpoint, as well and ...

ESPIRITU: CSUF should look for a better method to handle its smokers situation
Daily Titan (Cal State Fullerton) - March 14, 2016

...the new popular smoking section has become the shady trees at the Humanities building facade. In the interest of everyone's health, CSUF is in desperate need of a smoking section. Forty million people in the United States are addicted to smoking, accordi...

Kent State University will ban all tobacco use on campus in 2017 - March 11, 2016

Kent State University will become tobacco-free on July 1, 2017, joining many colleges across the state. As of January, there are at least 1,475 smoke-free campuses nationwide, reports the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Of those campuses, 1,128 are ...

Smoking on Campus: Students share their opinion on smoking
Talon Marks (subscription) - March 10, 2016

Smoking has been the subject of much debate for decades, however with a turn of a new age of information along with a craze for marijuana that is sweeping the youth of Southern California, comes along a new set of ideals. Along with vaping and tobacco, marijuana has become the third option for those trying to find a smoke after a long, hard day of learning and studying. Which begs the question; why is it still so shunned upon by campuses across SoCal? In a survey conducted at Cerritos College, 25 people were asked questions on smoking.

Updated OCC smoking policy includes e-cigarettes
C&G Newspapers - March 10, 2016

Oakland Community College students accustomed to smoking electronic cigarettes and vaping on campus grounds will have to find another place to figuratively light up, officials said. … The updated policy now prohibits the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, to ultimately offer "a healthier learning environment for all students," the email states. Also, OCC employees, students, vendors, contractors and the public are not allowed to smoke on any school property, including all five campuses; owned or leased properties such as parking areas, athletic fields, offices, classrooms, hallways, restrooms, lunchrooms, elevators and meeting rooms; and all community areas, according to the email. …

KSU trustees approve smoke-free campus, addition of women's ...
Akron Beacon Journal - March 9, 2016

CLEVELAND: Kent State University's board of trustees gave its nod of approval Wednesday to a smoke-free campus … Kent State President Beverly Warren and her cabinet have already begun taking steps to make Kent State a smoke- and tobacco-free campus - including e-cigarettes - by July 1, 2017. …

Tampa weed legislation may not extend to campus
The Oracle - March 8, 2016

The ordinance allows that possession of drug paraphernalia or 20 grams or less ... for consumption (either through ingesting, inhaling, smoking or otherwise) of ...

Commentary: You Can Quit, We Can Help
Sac City Express - March 8, 2016

If you're an unabashed, committed smoker who will puff away until the day you die, the upcoming campus-wide smoking ban in fall will undoubtedly ...

Tobacco free campus not so tobacco free
The West Georgian - March 7, 2016

In fall 2014, the University of West Georgia became a tobacco free campus. One of the important issues discussed when the policy passed was that the campus police would not get involved by administrating citations to tobacco users. UWG Police are supposed to enforce the law, and the ban on tobacco is only a policy. State law does not ban tobacco, so there cannot be any penalties for a person who is caught smoking on campus. I have smoked many times on campus and not one person has ever told me not to, said an anonymous student smoker. Even if someone did tell me not to, it is easier said than done. I can not really take time out of my schedule to go to the Health Center to have them help me quit smoking. I am not even sure if they even have programs or medicine to help me stop. The policy does not allow any vaping on campus nor does it permit designated smoking areas. …

Why you should support Eagles Care for Clean Air
Eagle News - March 7, 2016

Eagles Care for Clean Air is a great initiative that promotes the health and wellness of FGCU students, faculty, staff and visitors. I do not believe this endeavor is a criticism of people who smoke; however, I do believe it is a necessary criticism against the consequences of smoking. If someone wants to smoke cigarettes, it is their choice, but it is important to remember that allowing students to smoke on a college campus exposes their peers to secondhand smoke. At FGCU, it is nearly impossible to pass by the smoking area without getting a face full of smoke. The smell of the smoke clings to your clothes, your hair and your lungs even after you have walked by.

Gaston: Smoking regulations for residence halls could help make CSU a smoke-free campus
Rocky Mountain Collegian - March 7, 2016

Smoking near the residence halls has become a source of frustration and annoyance for those who choose not to smoke, but still deal with the secondhand smoke. The policy currently set in place is that the individual must be 25 feet away from the building. However, many tend to not abide by these rules, creating more problems for residents. Residents are very upset when they can smell the smoke that come into their rooms from areas where people are smoking, he explained. I have received lots of complaints. Secondhand smoke is a health hazard that those who choose to not smoke should not have to be exposed to and, hopefully, we could eventually see a change in the smoking policy on campus.

KRCC smoke-free
Hazard Herald - March 7, 2016

And now, Meade-McKenzie believes her company should lead a no-tobacco initiative in the Kentucky River region. Almost 25 percent of the adult population in the United States is living with a mental illness or substance use disorder, yet those same adults smoke almost 40 percent of the cigarettes. That is a significant disparity, said Meade-McKenzie, now entering her second year as leader of the regions largest community mental health center. This is a disproportionate use for a very vulnerable population, and its the population we serve, she said. In January, Meade-McKenzie secured unanimous board support from the Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. (KRCC) Board of Directors to make all of the companys campuses tobacco-free …

Faculty Senate talks Serra renaming, smoking on campus, PPB report
The Stanford Daily - March 4, 2016

Etchemendy also said that no further action would be taken on plans to make Stanford a smoke-free campus. Before the meeting, Etchemendy brought the results of a pair of studies to the Faculty Senate steering committee. It seems like [second-hand smoke] isnt enough of a problem to do anything about, he said. However, the non-smoking range around buildings will be extended from 30 feet to 50 feet.

Student senators aim to pass multiple resolutions
The Scout - March 4, 2016

Back in November of 2014, Student Student Body President Sarah Handler addressed the possibility of Bradley becoming a smoke-free campus in her General Assembly report. She proposed a map of Bradleys campus that will host six allotted locations where smoking will be allowed.

KRCC smoke-free
Hazard Herald - March 3, 2016

Having grown up surrounded by smokers and having children who are pre-asthmatic, she has seen firsthand what smoking can do to a person's health and ...

Letter: UNC should enforce its smoking policy
The Daily Tar Heel - March 2, 2016

Also of note the hospital and health sciences campus are meant to be entirely smoke free. Faculty and students genuinely concerned about smoking as a health ...

SGA approves student vote on smoking ban
Webster Journal - March 2, 2016

"This is a smoke-free policy…basically banning of any and all smoking and tobacco from Webster's campus," said SGA President Caroline Wiley. "This isn't SGA ...

I Learned Something Today: Students and faculty want a smokeless ... - March 2, 2016

For questions or more information on the Non-Smoking and Non-Tobacco Campus Bill, contact Morgan Hartgrove at Elle Johnson is a ...

Smoking policy has resulted in few citations
Daily Tar Heel (UNC) - March 1, 2016

Clouds of tobacco smoke are less common on campus now than they were a decade ago. A 2008 policy change limited smoking on campus to spaces that are at least 100 feet from any campus building or outdoor area controlled by the University. Some of the ...

Helping community colleges kick their tobacco-free campus efforts into gear
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation) - March 1, 2016

Truth Initiative is opening two new round of grants to community colleges that do not currently have smoke-free policies in place to protect students, faculty and staff on their campuses. Community colleges can apply for a $10,000 grant by submitting a p

UW Tobacco Action Group brings guest lecturer to speak on industry ...
Dailyuw - March 1, 2016

According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, as of Jan. 1, there are at least 1,475 college campuses across the country who have already made the move ...

East Central Community College: Nationally recognized, locally preferred
Meridian Star - February 29, 2016

East Central Community College officially became a tobacco-free campus on Jan. 1. The tobacco-free policy is just one part of a 2020 Vision action plan to ...

University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus earns fit-friendly designation
WBRC FOX6 News - February 25, 2016

The American Heart Association awards Fit-Friendly designations to workplaces based on the following criteria: tobacco-free worksites and initiatives, physical ...

Rutgers student assembly members consider smoke-free campus policy
RU Daily Targum - February 25, 2016

Zachary Borden, a RutgersCamden College of Arts and Sciences graduate school senator and a co-chair for the Student Affairs Committee at the Rutgers University Student Assembly, has been working to create a smoke-free campus at Rutgers. Borden has been conducting research regarding the health concern of vaping and other tobacco substitutes, which are not as well-documented as the effects of ...

Behind the smoke and mirrors of vaping
OSU - The Lantern - February 25, 2016

In 2014, Ohio State initiated its tobacco-free policy on campus. According to a press release, the goal of the policy is "to support individuals to be tobacco free (and) achieve their highest state of health." The trend of vaping is included in the ban, but some see it as a better alternative. …

It's time for USC to become smoke-free
Daily Trojan Online - February 25, 2016

... the nation, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ... according to a In April 2013, UCLA became the first UC school to implement a ban on cigarette smoke in the name of public health. By 2014, the entire UC system banned cigarettes and all other tobacco products from its campuses to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and prevent young adults from developing a life-threatening addiction. As of Jan. 1, there are more than 1,475 smoke-free campuses across the nation, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. Its about time that USC aligned itself with the regulations of other universities. On Oct. 1, 2010, USC hospitals on the Health Science Campus became smoke-free.

If a cigarette's in hand, there's a 25-foot ban
Setonian - February 24, 2016

The Student Government Association (SGA) is currently working on a campaign to remind Seton Hall students that smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of all ...

Tobacco free campus effort moves to next step
The News Record - February 24, 2016

… The committee will use the next 12 months to evaluate the university and develop a policy and implementation plan, but an official date of implementation is still unknown. … OSU implemented a tobacco-free policy but e-cigarettes are still used on campus, said Whaley. The UC Board of Trustees will review all decisions made by the …


SGA resolution requests smoking-only areas on campus
The Flor-Ala (student newspaper of the University of North Alabama) - February 25, 2016

passed a resolution for the campus tobacco and smoking policy Feb. 11. After three long years of debate, the revision passed with a vote of 19-1. The revision suggests the university designate tobacco-only areas on campus.

Student government passes fair resolution
Flor-Ala (subscription) - February 25, 2016

If campus is completely smoke-free, that means the only place they could smoke is off campus. Students will not walk five minutes to smoke a cigarette that takes ...

Students smoke to call attention to USF's tobacco investments
WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio (Tampa, FL) - February 24, 2016

Some University of South Florida students trying to call attention to the school's investment policy are organizing a smoking party Wednesday on campus; the campus officially became smoke-free this academic year and the students say it's hypocritical for

UC campus one step closer to tobacco free
WXIX - February 24, 2016

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - University of Cincinnati's campus is one step closer to becoming tobacco free. UC President Santa Ono announced the university is forming a committee to draft an official tobacco-free campus policy and a plan of implementation in the near future. The policy will address all forms of smoking including e-cigarettes and dipping tobacco for everyone on the campus including faculty and staff. …

Smoke-free policy continues to develop
The Panther - February 21, 2016

Students are weary of the new smoke-free campus policy since its enforcement relies on students holding each other accountable, according to Article VI of the policy. The enforcement of the policy is based on members of the Chapman community reporting smokers to either Jerry Price, vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, or Human Resources.

EWU pushes smoke-free campus
The Easterner - February 20, 2016

ASEWU and the Peer Health Educators have initiated a smoke-free campaign for EWU. ... Opting for smoke-free as opposed to tobacco-free means strictly cigarettes will not be permitted, and chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes would not be included.

Tobacco ban recommendation passed after tiebreaker, re-vote
Kansas State Collegian - February 19, 2016

A resolution in support of a campuswide tobacco ban passed by a tiebreaker at ... created designated smoking areas instead of banning tobacco everywhere on ...

Leech Lake Tribal College Goes Commercial Tobacco-Free [VIDEO]
Indian Country Today Media Network - February 19, 2016

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in northern Minnesota recently took the bold step of making its entire campus commercial tobacco-free. The two-year process was completed in August 2014 with the adoption of a campus-wide, commercial tobacco-free policy. Now, the only tobacco not prohibited on the school grounds is asemaa, tobacco used for ceremonial purposes.

Featured this week: Clearing the smoke panel discusses creating a tobacco-free campus
Drexel University The Triangle Online - February 18, 2016

Drexel Universitys student led group Public Health in Action held its first ever town hall meeting Feb. 16 to broach a difficult subject smoking on campus. The talk, titled Tobacco-Free Campus College Initiative, was accompanied by a knowledgeable panel of six public health leaders: former Philadelphia Health Commissioner James Buehler, Smoke Free Philly associate Ann Klassen, Arthur Frank, with a background in occupational exposures and environmental justice, University of the Sciences alumna Alicia Miller, Drexel University alumnus Joshua Prasad, and Ryan Coffman from the Philadelphia Department of Health and Human Services and the Tobacco-Free Campus College Initiative.

Paternalistic nature of furthering tobacco bans
BG News - February 18, 2016

In the column titled Your'e smoking, I'm choking published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, we are presented with a sensationalist and fearful call for a ban on all tobacco products on campus. The reasoning? A handful of arguments easily dismissed based on circumstantial evidence and shoddy government reporting. I could go through the entire article and present counters to every argument presented. I could provide evidence that you are harmed more from the exhaust coming from the bus stops around campus than you are from a persons cigarette on the edge of a parking lot. I could go into how a persons spit tobacco bottle is only harmful if a person were to drink from it. I could break down how this campus is not densely populated and even if it were, smoking is already banned from places that expose large groups of people to pollutants.

HORN: Keep cigarettes off campus
Daily Nebraskan - February 18, 2016

Breathe in. Do you smell that? Youre sitting outside on a campus bench, enjoying the long-awaited warm weather, and then a breeze ruffles your hair. As you inhale, you expect the crisp smell of springs beginning. Instead, you get an unwelcome lungful of cigarette smoke. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this isnt a rare event. Currently, UNL allows smoking on campus, excluding inside buildings and campus vehicles.

Smoking policy possible
Renegade Rip - February 17, 2016

Smoking on campus has been a topic of deliberation at Bakersfield College for years. ... She stated that walking past secondhand smoke can be close to as ...

Smoking ban difficult to enforce on campus
Daily Mississippian - February 17, 2016

Since the University adopted a campus-wide smoking ban in 2013, the University Police Department has issued fewer than 200 citations. Giving out citations for smoking on campus, however, is harder than it seems, Potts said. Since Aug. 1, 2015, the UPD has only issued 73 citations. Since the University originally enacted the policy in 2013, the UPD has given a total of 179 citations. The fine for violating the smoking ban is $25. Its a policy thats tough to enforce, Potts said. We typically try to stick to warnings at first.

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative
Huffington Post - February 16, 2016

... the easy choice through our major thematic areas, called pods: MindWell, MoveWell, EatWell, BEWell (Build Environment), and BreatheWell (Tobacco-Free).

Campus smokers continue passive aggressive campaign against tobacco ban
UTSA The Paisano - February 16, 2016

UTSAs tobacco-free policy, which went into effect in 2014, prohibits the use of tobacco on the 725-acre property. In what can only be described as an act of protest, large groups of students have begun gathering outside of the McKinney Humanities building, actively smoking and violating university policy. Two years later, these dedicated protesters continue their campaigns, publically smoking between classes.

MUSIC: You're smoking, I'm choking
BG News - February 16, 2016

The University currently has a Clean Air Policy that allows smoking in designated areas on campus. This current policy fails to recognize the rights of nonsmokers who value their health. ...

University officials consider impacts of smoke-free campus
UW Badger Herald - February 15, 2016

After meeting with student government leaders to discuss changes to University of Wisconsins current smoking policy, UW officials look toward the future possibility of becoming a completely smoke-free campus.

Smoking on campus continues despite the smoking ban
El Camino College Union - February 14, 2016

Earlier last year, a smoking ban was approved during a Board of Trustees Meeting, and is still causing controversy. The smoking ban prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, hookahs, chew and any other non-combustible tobacco product according to Board Policy 3570. Smoking is not only banned on campus according to this policy but it is also banned in any parking lots that are district property.

President Stanley Answers Campus Concerns at Media Conference
The Stony Brook Press - February 13, 2016

He plans on reaching out to building supervisors to enforce the smoking ban on students and employees. There are no plans to involve law enforcement, but the ...

SGA: Tobacco policy may be going up in smoke
Flor-Ala (subscription) - February 12, 2016

The Student Government Association passed a resolution for a revision of the campus tobacco policy with a 19-1 vote Feb. 11. The revision suggests officials designate certain tobacco-only zones on campus. The resolution states the UNA Police Department should penalize any student tobacco use outside these designated areas. "I'm very excited (the resolution) passed," said Chair of the Student Welfare Committee Mollie Schaefer. "I know that going totally smoke-free is the most healthy option, but that's not what the students wanted. I hope the executive council listens to us."

Our opinion: Time to clear the air on the FAMU campus - February 11, 2016

Since the mid-1980s, the state's clean indoor air act inched ahead in restricting smoking in malls, offices, restaurants and bars, despite well-financed ...

New smoking, tobacco use policy in works for Yavapai College
cvbugle - February 11, 2016

PRESCOTT -- Yavapai College will begin enforcing a stricter smoking and tobacco use policy come this fall. All forms of tobacco use, including electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco fall under this new policy. Wills said the college will be taking a military approach to ...

A better you: clean air campus
Oaklandpostonline February 10, 2016

Many universities around the nation are becoming a clean air campus. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, as of the ...

Op-Ed: E-cigs are a risk to everyone, not just the user
Daily Aztec - February 10, 2016

Currently I am enrolled as a student at CSU East Bay, which like many CSU campuses, private colleges and community colleges, it is not smoke-free. Secondhand smoke is dangerous, but it is especially harmful to students like me, who have severe lung conditions. Because of my lungs, I cant be exposed to smoke, even smelling smoke can be potentially life threatening. There have even been days I have had to miss class entirely because I wasnt able to make it to across campus without coming in contact with smoke. To make matters worse, cigarettes arent the only tobacco-related problem on campus anymore. E-cigarettes are becoming extremely popular and come in a variety of flavors that appeal to young adults. Because they dont smell like traditional cigarettes, people assume that they are harmless. Unfortunately, this isnt the case.

SGA holds televised forum on tobacco
Kansas State Collegian - February 10, 2016

Members of the K-State Student Governing Association Smoking and Tobacco Engagement Committee answered calls, emails and tweets from students and viewers about proposed legislation banning tobacco on campus at a special televised forum Tuesday evening in Dole Hall.

University may crack down on smoking
Daily Helmsman - February 10, 2016

University of Memphis may crack down on students smoking in parts of campus they are not supposed to. This includes e-cigarettes. An email sent out to all students from Maria Alam, chief human resources officer at the U of M, reminded students that the U of M is a limited tobacco campus. Part of this means that there are only four places on the main campus anyone is allowed to smoke again, including e-cigarettes.

Smoke free campus check point
The Southern News - February 9, 2016

Southern Connecticut State University has almost completed its first year as a tobacco-free campus. According to the SCSU tobacco-free policy webpage, the term smoking refers to: inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted tobacco products including cigarettes, pipe tobacco, and other lit tobacco products. Many students around campus are bothered by secondhand smoke, while some do not ... I see less smoking now that the campus has gone tobacco free, said ...

SU Achieves American Heart Association Gold as a Fit-Friendly ...
Syracuse University News - February 5, 2016

A key factor leading to this national recognition is the University's commitment to being a tobacco-free campus, established last year by the adoption of a ...

Bentley Announces Smoke-Free Policy
The Bentley University Newsroom - February 5, 2016

Bentley University will join more than 1,475 colleges and universities across the United States in becoming a smoke-free campus. The policy will go into effect June 1, 2016 and will also include the use of electronic delivery devices such as e-cigarettes.

CSULB's Breathe campaign aims at easing school's transition to a smoke-free campus
Long Beach Press Telegram - February 5, 2016

As the Cal State Long Beach campus gets ready to go tobacco-free this fall, students fanned out on Wednesday to work on CSULB's Breathe campaign.

Administration, students reflect on smoke-free first year
Oswegonian - February 5, 2016

January 2016 marked the one-year anniversary of Oswego States transition to a smoke and tobacco free campus.

Cigarettes may disappear from college campuses
Skyline View (subscription) - February 4, 2016

A new bill in the state assembly would prohibit smoking on all public California college campuseseven in designated smoking areas. Under existing policy, all UC campuses are smoke-free, while CSUs and community colleges set their own smoking policies. Skylines campuses have banned smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, except in designated smoking areas since the fall of 2009.

Blowing smoke: Washington's proposed smoking age law is ...
The Daily Evergreen - February 4, 2016

A bill that would raise the smoking age in Washington to 21 is gaining steam in ... Back in November of 2015, The Daily Evergreen reported on the WSU ban on ...

SU Gets Blunt About Potential Smoking Age Increase
The Spectator - February 3, 2016

On Jan. 29 the House committee voted to raise the Washington smoking age from 18 to 21. If passed, the bill will ban the purchase of all tobacco and nicotine products, including vaping devices and e-cigarettes, for those under 21. "I think it could be ... The smoking debate is particularly relevant to Seattle U, which became a tobacco-free campus last year. The tobacco ban aimed to limit second-hand smoke while creating an environment supportive of cessation, which means quitting smoking. 59 percent of Seattle U students and 72 percent of faculty and staff who voted in the spring 2014 referendum favored a tobacco-free campus. … The ban included tobacco-free products like vaping devices and e-cigarettes. …

Put Out Those Cigarettes, Kids! On Campus Smoking Banned Next ...
Minaret - February 3, 2016

"As of January 1, 2016, there are at least 1,475 100% smoke free campuses," according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, "…but the effectiveness of this ..

Fresh Off the Docket
The Cluster - February 3, 2016

Freshmen bare the majority of the responses, at 40 percent%. This survey revealed that 70 percent of respondents favor a smoke-free campus, and 65 percent ...

New BCC tobacco policy is long overdue
Brunswick Beacon - February 2, 2016

The latter is the same approach Brunswick Community College is taking toward becoming a tobacco- and smoke-free campus by the fall semester of 2017.

Students discuss potential tobacco ban
Kansas State Collegian - February 2, 2016

Students discussed a potential tobacco ban at a "campus conversation" of ... "I don't agree with putting (designated smoking areas) on the outskirts just because ...

USG Senate approves community block party funding
Daily Trojan Online - February 2, 2016

... from the Latino Student Assembly, the Professional and Academic Funding Board, and heard of a potential resolution on making USC a smoke-free campus.

FAMU administrator Mary Simmons pushes for a tobacco-free campus
Lawyer Herald - February 1, 2016

... Chapter 386.204, the Florida A&M University Multipurpose Center/Teaching Gymnasium is a "smoke-free" facility. Smoking is not permitted in the arena, in any ...

SFA soon to be tobacco-free
Longview News- Journal - February 1, 2016

SFA soon to be tobacco-free. From Staff ... Stephen F. Austin State University will join other Texas public schools this year in becoming a tobacco-free campus.

Campus smoking ban would match other CA colleges
La Voz Weekly - February 1, 2016

… FHDA district is surveying students and staff to determine their opinions on the district smoking policy, with the intention of eventually making De Anza and Foothill colleges completely smoke-free. The 19-question survey, sent via email, asks respondents about their tobacco use and whether they would prefer the campus, including the parking lots, to be "100 percent smoke-free." If significant public support is found for such a change, the new policy will proceed to the FHDA Board of Trustees for approval. The current district smoking policy, adopted by the FHDA Board of Trustees in June 2005, restricts on-campus smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, to designated smoking areas. De Anza College has four designated smoking areas located on the fringes of campus. …

Expanded university tobacco policy in effect
Colorado State University News (press release) - February 1, 2016

Do you know the university's tobacco use policy? The university has a tobacco policy that governs the use of tobacco on university grounds, including e-cigarettes. New changes went into effect Jan. 18. ...

How FSU went smoke-free - February 1, 2016

At Florida State, going smoke-free didn't happen overnight, remembers Amy Magnuson. The FSU director of health promotions said getting the designation started several years ago when supporters were able to get Breathe-Easy Zones established 50 feet away from the entrances of buildings. That move established designated smoking areas.

Chapman University says thank you for not smoking
Los Angeles Times - January 31, 2016

"This was for the rights of the nonsmokers because individual smoking on campus affects everybody," said Nudelman in an interview. "We're not telling people ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national lobbying organization, as of Jan. 1, at least 1,475 college and university campuses in the United States are 100% smoke-free.

Clearing the air: FAMU administrator urges the campus to go tobacco-free
Tallahassee Democrat - January 31, 2016

Mary Simmons takes smoking personally. As director of the Florida A&M University's School of Allied Health's Division of Cardiopulmonary Science, Simmons knows what smoking and tobacco use does to the heart and lungs of people, especially African-Americans. Simmons recently secured support from the Faculty Senate in her drive to get the university designated a tobacco-free, smoke-free environment. The process of making FAMU smoke and tobacco-free could take several months As of Jan. 1, there are at least 1,475 campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free, according to the Americans for Non Smokers Rights website, ( Of these, according to the advocacy group, 1,128 are 100-percent tobacco-free, and 802 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. The organization reports the number has grown from the 586 campuses with 100-percent smoke-free campus policies in October 2011 and 446 campuses in October 2010. She said the policy also would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes (They are just as harmful as regular cigarettes") and smoking hookah, which is popular among college students ...

Stephen F. Austin University to Become a Tobacco-Free Campus in August - January 30, 2016

It will include all forms of tobacco, smokeless or not, as well as vapor products like E-cigarettes. In addition to the tobacco ban, it is proposed that students will be ...

Business Journal: Univ. of Tampa to ban smoking and tobacco use on campus starting August 1st
ABC Action News - January 29, 2016

In this week's Tampa Bay Business Journal segment, editor Alexis Muellner the Tampa Bay Rays' new Chief Business Officer, the upcoming annual Business of Sports seminar, and the larger impact behind the University of Tampa's tobacco ban.

USG speakers present on tuition increases, tobacco-free policy
Elizabeth Click, university medical director, clarifies tobacco-free policy
The Observer - January 29, 2016

The tobacco-free policys earlier drafts focused on enforcement, but now it instead aims to encourage people to avoid using tobacco. Click mentioned specifically that the policy will address safety, compliance, international students, e-cigarettes and personal rights as important issues. The university will also work with international students to accommodate for their role in the policy. ...

University to draft updated campus smoking policy
The Daily Cardinal - January 29, 2016

Executive Director of University Health Services Sarah Van Orman said Thursday the campuswide smoking policy will undergo three changes in an updated version. UW-Madisons current smoking policy, developed in 1991 and last amended in 2008, calls for all university-owned buildings, indoor areas and vehicles to remain smoke-free, as well as outdoor areas belonging to the university medical center. Van Orman said campus policy does not fully align with the Wisconsin Indoor Air Act, a change that will appear in the updated version to comply with state law. Additionally, Van Orman explained most campus smoking policies contain exceptions, which UW-Madison currently does not have. Exceptions in the updated policy will include the right to smoke for an approved research study pertaining to smoking, smoking as part of a theatrical production and smoking for a cultural practice, such as Native American religious rituals. E-cigarettes will also appear in the new policy, Van Orman said, and will be subjected to the same rules as regular cigarettes to clear up any questions or controversy on the issue.

Smoking, non-smoking students react to new smoke-free zones and express need for compromise on smoking areas
Etownian - January 28, 2016

In the past, Elizabethtown College has had a rather relaxed smoking policy: no smoking inside any of the college buildings. However, recent revisions to the student handbook say that smoking is no longer allowed on the Baugher Student Center terrace areas, athletic venues, and outdoor classrooms. While this is a great way for the college to work towards a healthier and environmentally friendly campus, it has caused a bit of uproar for those students who actively smoke on a regular basis. The newest addition toward enforcing these new restrictions can be found in the matching No Smoking/Vaping signs outside some of the BSC entryways.

Brunswick Community College to become a tobacco-free campus
WECT-TV6 - January 28, 2016

Brunswick Community College will become a tobacco-free campus starting in the Fall of 2017. The new policy will outlaw all forms of tobacco on campus, but will also include e-cigarettes and any other products resembling tobacco.

Suffolk County Community College: 2016 Tobacco Control Champion - January 28, 2016

Suffolk Sharks' Mascot Finn, at left, joins Cheer Team members at Suffolk County Community College's announcement of tobacco-free campuses last ...

ARC students have varying reactions to the new campus-wide smoking ban
American River Current - January 28, 2016

American River Colleges new smoking ban is affecting all students and faculty, but even amongst the complaints, those who must now leave campus for their smoke breaks are not too upset with the change. ARCs smoking ban, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, prohibits the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaporizers on the campus and makes ARC the first college in the Los Rios District to implement a smoking ban.

Associated Students of Madison looks at campus smoking policy
UW Badger Herald - January 27, 2016

The third change would include adding e-cigarettes onto the banned list. Van Orman said the university and the state do not include electronic smoking devices ...

NWTC going tobacco free [VIDEO]
WGBA-TV - January 27, 2016

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has announced that it's going tobacco and nicotine free on its campuses. The policy will include no e-cigarettes in buildings, on sidewalks, parking lots or in the college's cars. It's an effort to improve the health of students and keep the campus cleaner which one group recently aimed to do. …

Campus to become smoke- and tobacco-free Feb. 1
The Panther - January 28, 2016

While Chapman's Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine has been smoke-free since it opened in 2014, the main campus in Orange had a policy that ...

Tobacco-free campus not so tobacco-free
The Oracle - January 27, 2016

Despite the new tobacco-free policy at USF, which began on Jan. 4, students continue to smoke in former designated smoking areas. ...

MiraCosta College bans e-cigarettes
Encinitas Advocate - January 27, 2016

"The Associated Student Senate supported the revised smoking policy so that our ... The college's previous smoking policy, approved in May 2009, banned ...

UC Quits reaches milestone of 2500 patients
The Aggie - January 27, 2016

The UC Davis campus became smoke and tobacco free in January 2014. Smoking and use of other tobacco products are banned both indoors and outdoors in ...

SCSU President Papazian announces resignation, will become ...
New Haven Register - January 27, 2016

... technology, engineering and math curriculum by launching an Office for STEM innovation and Leadership and leading a transition to a tobacco-free campus.

Fresh Off the Docket
The Cluster - January 27, 2016

Mercer's Atlanta campus will be going tobacco-free. In the survey sent out by SGA this past week, 70 percent of students are in favor of a tobacco-free campus.

Student Senate hosting public forum on effort to ban all tobacco from campus
Lawrence Journal World (blog) - January 27, 2016

The Kansas University Student Senate will host a public forum Wednesday regarding the Tobacco Free KU initiative. ... KU initiative endeavors to ban all forms of tobacco from campus (currently you can smoke on campus, but not in or near buildings - that goes for e-cigs, too). …

Regents approve making SFA "tobacco and vape free" [VIDEO]
KTRE - January 27, 2016

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Effective Aug. 22, SFA will be a tobacco and vape free campus. SFA Regents gave their stamp of approval in a meeting on Tuesday. …

MUSG starts new semester's work with meeting
Marquette Wire - January 26, 2016

The possibility of creating a Jewish studies minor was discussed, in addition to ways MUSG will support its November vote to make Marquette a tobacco-free ...

BCC will be tobacco-free campus beginning in fall 2017 ($$)
Brunswick Beacon - January 26, 2016

Beginning in the fall semester of 2017, Brunswick Community College will officially be a tobacco- and smoke-free campus. The college's board of trustees voted unanimously on a motion to adopt the policy during their monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 21. It will prohibit the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, dip, smokeless tobacco or spit tobacco snuff, or any other items "containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products." …

'Breathe' campaign: A catalyst for tobacco-free transformation
Daily 49er - January 26, 2016

CSULB will follow more than 400 American colleges and universities that have already banned all forms of tobacco - including e-cigarettes - from their ...

University of Tampa going tobacco free - January 26, 2016

The University of Tampa is joining a growing list of Florida schools banning all smoking and tobacco use on campus. The policy, which will go into effect Aug. 1, bans smoking and the use of tobacco of all types including electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookah, cigars and cigarettes, according to a news release. …

Smoking ban to remain voluntary policy
College Heights Herald - January 26, 2016

WKU's Student Government Association was expected to enforce the new phaseout plan for smoking; however, SGA is unwilling to do so. SGA will not be able to ...

Smoking ban in vain, not designed for health
UTSA The Paisano - January 26, 2016

According to UTSA's Tobacco-Free Campus webpage, there are no designated areas for tobacco use on campus. However, anyone who has walked in between ...

Smoke-free campus? Not so much
UTSA The Paisano - January 26, 2016

UTSA has been a tobacco-free campus since June 2014. While tobacco use is prohibited on campus, cigarette butts can be seen scattered directly outside the McKinney Humanities building and other various spots on campus. … UTSA's policy prohibits tobacco in all forms, including the use of electronic cigarettes. …

Blazed and Confused : Campus officials concerned that students are ...
The Prospector - January 26, 2016

Marijuana has become as associated with the college experience as beer pong or ... Some students may get suspended from the university or campus housing.

Know your residence hall's substance regulations
The Daily Evergreen - January 26, 2016

For tobacco use on campus, since WSU is not yet tobacco-free, students can smoke on campus but not in the residence halls or in campus buildings. "Students ...

GSBA Senate meeting: Drafting a bill for smoke-free campus
Bulletin - January 25, 2016

GSBA Senate meeting: Drafting a bill for smoke-free campus. ...

CUH students react to new smoking age
Chaminade Silversword - January 25, 2016

Chaminade senior Aris Spring does not smoke cigarettes. Yet he opposes the new Hawaii law, that came into effect on Jan. 1, that mandates the age limit of tobacco and e-cigarettes to be 21 years or older. …

UW Trustees Revise Smoking Regs to Include E-Cigarettes
University of Wyoming News - January 25, 2016

With the support of students and employees, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a change in UW regulations to treat electronic cigarettes the same as other tobacco products. The board voted unanimously Friday in favor of the change, which was backed by the Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and Associated Students of UW. The change is consistent with the city of Laramies smoking ordinance. As with other smoking devices, use of e-cigarettes now is prohibited in all university buildings and during outdoor events. Their use is permitted only in outdoor areas that are a reasonable distance from entryways, passageways, windows and ventilation systems.

SGA to hold open forum regarding campus tobacco use policy
Kansas State Collegian - January 22, 2016

To gain input from students, SGA will set up a table in the K-State Student Union next week, Bangert said. The group will also hold an open forum there on Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m. Bangert said if any changes regarding K-States smoking and tobacco use polices were to occur, they would not take place in the very near future.

McKenna: Students were not truly heard during tobacco-free policy debate
The Observer - January 22, 2016

In a Letter to the Editor last week, Vice President of Student Affairs Lou Stark strongly criticized our coverage of the Faculty Senates vote to make the campus tobacco-free. Our front page article from the Dec. 4 issue titled Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input outlined the issue at hand and voiced concerns students had with the Faculty Senate passing legislation to go tobacco free. At the time, legislation was passed, but the policy has since required a revote because Faculty Senate didnt meet quorum.

University of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation address tobacco use impact
Tulsa Native American Times - January 22, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. Cancer disparities continue to impact Oklahoma disproportionately as a direct result of continued tobacco use. With two, four-year grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health, a University of Oklahoma-led collaborative with the Cherokee Nation is addressing tobacco-related cancer disparities through a program of research, training and education for American Indian students and investigators. Our current research project provides an excellent example of how our affiliation is building collaboration between the Cherokee Nation and the Stephenson Cancer Center, said Doescher. This study will characterize how the dual use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes affect patterns of smoking, markers of nicotine addiction and toxicant exposure in a sample of patients receiving health care at Cherokee Nation Health Services locations. The study is led by Dr. Ashley Comiford, a Cherokee tribal citizen and epidemiologist; and Dr. Dorothy Rhoades, a Kiowa tribal citizen and Stephenson Cancer Center faculty member.

CSU smoke-free zones expanding to include central campus, transit ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - January 20, 2016

The smoke-free zones will apply to both tobacco smoke and vaping. ... CSU student government has been discussing a campus-wide smoking ban since 2010.

UMass-Boston extends tobacco ban across all campus property - January 19, 2016

The University of Massachusetts-Boston says it's banning the use of all tobacco products on campus. Tobacco use is already banned inside buildings on the campus. A new policy that takes effect Tuesday extends the ban to all outdoor spaces, including the school's bayside property. The policy bans e-cigarettes and vaporizers in addition to traditional cigarettes. …

University of Massachusetts Boston campus bans smoking and ...
Daily Mail - January 19, 2016

... currently at least 1,475 college campuses that are smoke free, and 1,128 of them are also tobacco-free, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

UMass Boston bans smoking on campus
The Boston Globe - January 19, 2016

The University of Massachusetts on Tuesday banned smoking on school property. ... "At colleges where bans are in place, more people quit smoking and fewer ...

A three year wait
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - January 18, 2016

A three year wait Kimberlee Speakman, Opinions Editor Smoking ban More than a thousand colleges and universities have gone tobacco-free.

Joining other schools, USF's tobacco ban targets a new generation ... - January 16, 2016

Last week, a ban on smoking took hold at USF Tampa as thousands of students returned to a campus that was, for the first time, completely tobacco-free….

Stark: Undergraduate and graduate student and the USG were ...
The Observer - January 15, 2016

I was disappointed to see the front-page story in the Dec. 4 issue of The Observer claiming a lack of student input on a proposal to make the campus tobacco-free. I rarely respond to articles in the student newspaper, but when facts are ignored and an article is misleading, it is necessary to set the record straight.


SGA to conduct second student smoking survey
Flor-Ala (subscription) - January 14, 2016

The Student Government Association is reviewing the current Smoking and Tobacco Policy, and it might be going up in smoke. The Senate will suggest changes to university administration and the Shared Governance Executive Committee once they review the policy. SGA is considering suggesting a "smoke-free" campus. … The resolution would include all tobacco products defined in the Smoking and Tobacco Policy. This includes smokeless tobacco products such as snuff, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. …

Campus LIfe: Drugs and alcohol rules and regs at CU
Colorado Daily - January 14, 2016

Off-Campus Housing Party Registration: Register your party by noon on ... ages 21 and over in Colorado, students cannot possess or use marijuana on campus.

Kenai Peninsula College now implementing UA's tobacco ban
KTOO - January 13, 2016

The Peninsula Clarion reports the policy has been implemented for the entire University of Alaska system since Dec. 31. The use of tobacco or substitutes, vape ...

Chapman University to go smoke-free
OCRegister - January 13, 2016

Chapman University will ban all forms of smoking - including tobacco and e-cigarettes - campus-wide starting Feb. 1, administrators announced this week.

Tobacco-Free, Miss Sue-I-Chew, Means No Nicotine at R-side U!
UCR Today (press release) - January 13, 2016

Jan. 2 marked the two-year anniversary of UC Riverside becoming a tobacco-free campus, a policy that applies to all of UCR's properties, both on and off the main campus. ... but with the growing interest in e-cigarettes and the vast expanse of relatively isolated locales on UCR's grounds, there's been some confusion about what the ...

Bill Would Ban Cigarettes, Vaping at California College Campuses
California Healthline - January 12, 2016

Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1594) that would ban traditional and electronic cigarettes on California State ...

Indiana Health Department Awards Valparaiso University Funding ... - January 12, 2016

... reduction of smoking among young adults and the promotion of a smoke-free campus. ... a surveillance study of the City of Valparaiso's smoke free ordinance.

"Smoke-Free Campus?"
Michigan Journal - January 12, 2016

Hey, did you know that the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a smoke-free ... as to why the university even calls itself a "smoke-free campus" in the first place.

Survey says smoking ban cut tobacco use at Ohio University
Akron Beacon Journal - January 12, 2016

ATHENS, OHIO: A new survey suggests that a smoking ban implemented at Ohio University six months ago has been successful at cutting into the use of ...

KPC now smoke free
Peninsula Clarion - January 11, 2016

Staff and students started their spring semester on the now smoke- and tobacco-free Kenai Peninsula College campus Monday. The policy, set for the entire ...

Chapman University to go completely smoke-free starting Feb. 1
Chapman University: Happenings (blog) - January 11, 2016

Chapman University has joined the growing list of college campuses that are opting to go completely smoke-free. … the new smoking ban will officially go into effect on Monday, February 1, the first day of Chapman's spring semester, and will cover all areas of the campus not affected by previous smoking bans. The new policy prohibits the on-campus use - including in all outdoor areas of the campus - of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, and any other combustible or smoke-generating products or devices. Those who choose to smoke may do so on City of Orange-owned property surrounding the perimeter of the campus. …

Bill Would Ban Cigarettes, Vaping at California College Campuses
California Healthline - January 11, 2016

Assembly member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill (AB 1594) that would ban traditional and electronic cigarettes on California State University and community college campuses, theSacramento Bee reports. According to the Bee, the University of California system has enforced a blanket ban on smoking and vaping since 2014. However, individual CSU and community college schools set their own policies for doing so.

Smoking ban may face peer enforcement difficulties
The Oracle - January 11, 2016

Students will no longer find a cloud of smoke when talking past the side of the Library or Cooper hall. Starting a week ago, the campus has become a smoke- and tobacco-free area. Much like e-cigarettes, hookahs would fall under the line of smoking, Beverly Daly, Director of Environmental Health & Safety at USF said in an interview last November. Smoking whether tobacco based or not tobacco based will be prohibited.

USF's new tobacco ban is unrealistic
The Oracle - January 10, 2016

USF Tampa is now officially tobacco free, just like the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. The facts are irrefutable: smoking kills. But the effectiveness of this ban has yet to be seen. E-cigarettes, for example, do not leave behind a burnt out stub proudly announcing to all that someone is larking about breaking the rule. Once a user finishes his or her artificially flavored vaporizer session, they simply store their cigarette and walk away. The super sly enforcement group will have to literally catch them in the act, which considering the monumental size of the campus, will be nearly impossible to do.

New policy bans e-cigarettes from campus
Iowa State Daily - January 10, 2016

Because of a resolution to Smoke-Free Campus, Iowa State University officially banned electronic cigarettes on all campus property, which went into effect Jan. ....

Fall 2015 Tobacco Free Initiative Survey shows positive results
The Post - January 10, 2016

After months of being enforced, Ohio University's tobacco-free initiative is showing positive results. The tobacco free initiative includes all nicotine, tobacco-derived and plant-based products including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah, chew, spit ...

All tobacco products banned on USF campus
FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay - January 5, 2016

Smoking will also be banned at campus concerts, theater and sporting events. ... They initiated the ban slowly, by first limiting smoking to 25 designated areas.

Bobcat Classic keeps on going, draws teams from multiple states
Bluffton Today - January 4, 2016

"I said, guy, this is a smoke-free campus, and they looked at me like it was odd. "To them, it was no big deal, and I guess that's a different thing." In addition to ...

USF's smoking ban begins today [VIDEO]
ABC Action News - January 4, 2016

"A majority of our prospective students as well as our faculty and staff are non-smokers and this is something that we have found prospective students are ...

University of Alaska Fairbanks to go smoke-free
Juneau Empire (subscription) - December 29, 2015

The new rule prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes, traditional cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs and chewing tobacco on campus. The products can't be used ..

Tobacco, e-cig ban starts Thursday at UAF
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - December 29, 2015

FAIRBANKS - The use of all tobacco products and nicotine vaporizers, including electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ...

F-MCC receives grant funds to address tobacco use on campus
The Recorder (subscription) - December 16, 2015

FM will ask students, faculty and administration to support adoption of a 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free policy. Over the next year, FM will engage the ...

Pitt smoking ban would be a breath of fresh air
The Almanac - December 16, 2015

... And, if it goes through, the University of Pittsburgh will become the largest university in the state to ban smoking campus-wide. ... If Pitt passes the ban – which could take some time, as proper steps need to be taken – it will join at least 1,620 other colleges and universities in the country, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. It’s worth nothing that 769 of those schools also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Benjamin Laplante: At UMass, smokers silently suffer
GazetteNET - December 15, 2015

Smoking can be invasive, but there is almost no city or town in the world that does not have smokers. It is unrealistic to ban smoking. It does not teach tolerance.

Vapers suggest change in policy
The Valley Vanguard - December 14, 2015

The use of vaporizers (the act referred to as vaping) has become a much more prevalent practice among college students. However, the act of vaping is not allowed on SVSU's campus a policy that has ... Saginaw Valley State University recognizes free choice in the matter of smoking, the policy reads. However, it recognizes a more fundamental right of the majority population of non-smokers to breathe clean air. Regardless of the Universitys already-established stance, the argument behind the allowance of vaping on campus stems primarily from the vapor being omitted.

Iowa State University Enacts New Policy to Prohibit E-Cigarettes on ...
The National Law Review - December 11, 2015

Iowa State University recently adopted this measure for their smoke-free campus. Previously, only cigarettes had been banned; however, the university recently ...

Editorial: City Council made right choice in banning e-cigs
Iowa State Daily - December 10, 2015

The City Council vote came just one month after Iowa State's Professional and Scientific Council voted to support the inclusion of e-cigs in the Smoke-Free ...

Student senate works toward healthier campus
Kansas State Collegian - December 10, 2015

A resolution proposing a ban on the use of tobacco products on campus was ... Last year, there was a move on campus toward designated smoking areas.

UPUA President reveals $8 million FFAC budget
The Daily Collegian Online - December 9, 2015

In addition, the tenth assembly will continue to discuss the possibility of making Penn State a smoke-free campus. Members of UPUA's leadership encouraged ...

City College to be smoke-, tobacco-free by fall 2016
Sac City Express - December 9, 2015

In the coming months the campus subcommittee of the Safety Committee will be working to make City College smoke-free. "By having smoke- and tobacco-free ..

Kim: Smoking ban is unconstitutional
The Observer - December 9, 2015

23, the CWRU Faculty Senate ruled to ban all tobacco products on campus. Anyone who briefly looks over the June 2015 Faculty Handbook, the guide for ...

SFA'S Proposed Tobacco-Free Policy Could Bring Changes in 2016
SFA The Pine Log Online - December 8, 2015

Garnering support from the Student Government Association, the Faculty Senate and SFA President Baker Pattillo, the resolution to make SFA a tobacco-free ...

From the president's desk
Kansas State Collegian - December 8, 2015

We're aiming to make K-State a completely tobacco-free campus. It is a step that is part of a larger trend in institutions of higher education around the country, ...

Faculty senate passes two resolutions at abbreviated meeting
The Branding Iron - December 8, 2015

It may not be long before the use of electronic cigarettes is banned in enclosed ... supporting a ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes on campus and NSF proposal for the ... UW Regulation 2-180 defines "smoke or smoking" as "the act of burning any ... water pipe or in any other device" and bans the act in enclosed UW facilities.

Student body government aims to ban smoking on campus
The New Hampshire - December 7, 2015

UNH's Student Senate will be voting on a smoking ban for all UNH ... Cook saw that many other campuses around New England had smoking bans, and said, ...

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input
The Observer (Case Western Reserve University) - December 7, 2015

Senate voted to smoke out tobacco last week, and students are upset that the committee did not consider undergraduate or graduate student opinions while formulating and voting on this policy change. A proposal to completely ban tobacco on campus was passe...

Tobacco free policy aims to influence campus culture
OSU - The Lantern - December 7, 2015

The university's tobacco free policy makes it harder for smokers to use tobacco on campus, forcing them off campus, and Shields said the hope is that this results ...

Odessa College hears tobacco use policy feedback
Odessa American - December 4, 2015

It will be fall 2016 before all the data from the Tobacco Use Policy Task Force is presented to the Odessa College Board of Trustees, but Vice President of Student Services Kimberly McKay shared information from a recent survey with the panel during their meeting Thursday evening. On the question of if Odessa College implements a tobacco-free policy, which would you support 32.2 percent said they would support no tobacco or vaporized products on campus; 38.4 percent said tobacco and vaporized products should be allowed in designated areas only; 10.3 percent said tobacco and vaporized products should be permitted in campus parking lots and limited to vehicles; 12.2 percent said no tobacco or vaporized products should be allowed within 50 feet of an entrance; and 7 percent said none of the above, according to the presentation.

Faculty Senate approves campus-wide tobacco ban without student input
The Observer - December 4, 2015

Case Western Reserve Universitys Faculty Senate voted to smoke out tobacco last week, and students are upset that the committee did not consider undergraduate or graduate student opinions while formulating and voting on this policy change. Under the new policy, any types of tobacco-related products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, nicotine pads, nicotine lozenges and gum and cigars, will ...

Santa Fe College Senate looks back on Fall semester
The Independent Florida Alligator - December 4, 2015

Resolutions passed this semester included a November amendment changing college tobacco regulations to place e-cigarettes under the same rules as regular ...

Campus-wide tobacco ban effort looks to gain support at KU
Lawrence Journal World - December 4, 2015

Leaders of Kansas University's Tobacco Free KU initiative continue to drum up support for banning all forms of tobacco from campus. The target date for ...

UPUA Tackles Four Pieces Of Legislation
Onward State - December 3, 2015

McDonald also noted at President's Council with CCSG and GPSA they were very receptive to the possibility of a smoke-free campus. When Goreham arrived ...

Campus smoking ban causes mixed reactions
The Oracle (University of South Florida) - December 3, 2015

As of January 4, USF's Tampa campus will join USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee in being smoke-free. The ban will cover tobacco products, e-cigarettes and hookahs. Previously, USF just wasn't ready for a campus-wide smoking ban, as determined...

Campus-wide tobacco ban effort looks to gain support at KU
Lawrence Journal World - December 3, 2015

The target date for implementing a tobacco ban at KU is now July 2017, KU ... most people pick up smoking between the ages of 18 and 24, Faucher said.

The side-effects of PCC's smoking ban
PCC Courier - December 2, 2015

"PCC is one of 1,620 college campuses that qualify as 100% smoke-free as of October 2, 2015," said Liz Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR).

The side-effects of PCC's smoking ban
PCC Courier - December 2, 2015

Pasadena City College's campus has been smoke-free for almost two years, yet the smoking areas have shifted to the sidewalks and entrances that border that ...

Campus smoking ban causes mixed reactions
The Oracle - December 2, 2015

Venkata Gabbi, a master's student in information systems, believes the ban "should be done." He is from India, where he said smoking is banned in public ...

Tobacco use on OC agenda
Odessa American - December 2, 2015

Buildings on campus are currently smoke free, but there are unofficial areas where people can smoke, Dalton said. Other items on the agenda are: Approval of ...

Letter: Butts invade edges of campus
Corvallis Gazette Times - December 1, 2015

Since Oregon State University instituted its smoke-free campus policy, smokers have been forced to the edges of campus. My daily walk to Benton Hall takes me ...

RHA passes multiple resolutions and funding requests in one of the ...
The Maneater (blog) - December 1, 2015

... around $10 to $15. The resolution does not mention other forms of tobacco on campus other than cigarettes, such as chewing tobacco or electronic cigarettes.

Vol State campus going tobacco-free in 2016
The Tennessean - December 1, 2015

Volunteer State Community College will become a completely tobacco and electronic-cigarette-free campus next year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the school will ...

My reasoning for a smoke-free campus
The Panther - December 1, 2015

My name is Henry Callander and I am a senator for the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts on Chapman's Student Government Association. There has been ...

Honors College: Robert Brown is UM's Teacher of the Year - December 1, 2015

... Brown has served on the University Strategic Planning Committee, Faculty Senate and the University Smoke-Free Campus Policy Implementation Committee.

USF to ban all tobacco use on Tampa campus starting in January (blog) - November 30, 2015

TAMPA Senior Daniel LaForce puffed on a blue e-cigarette and exhaled outside the Marshall Student Center on the campus of the University of South Florida last week. The rising gray smoke quickly disappeared into the air just like USF's 25 smoking zones will next year. USF recently announced the Tampa campus will become tobacco-free starting Jan. 4.

Smoking remains prominent on campus, one year after tobacco ban in place
Red and Black - November 30, 2015

A year after the University System of Georgias tobacco ban took effect, smokers remain a regular sight on the University of Georgia campus, raising the question of whether the policy has been effective after all. The Office of Student Conduct has received only one complaint so far, said Stan Jackson, director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives.

Editorial: Tobacco-free campus call make sense
Aiken Standard - November 30, 2015

Editorial: Tobacco-free campus call make sense ... took an important step this past Tuesday when it voted to make all campuses 100 percent tobacco-free zones.

CU-Boulder: No freshmen sought med pot housing exemption this ...
The Denver Post - November 27, 2015

BOULDER - The University of Colorado says no freshmen are using a housing exemption because they use medical marijuana. The change comes despite ...

UTRGV officials prepare to implement new smoke-free policy
Monitor - November 26, 2015

UTB implemented a smoke-free policy in 2010, but smoking was still allowed at UTPA as long as it was 25 feet away from any entrance to a building and around ...

UIC boosts enforcement of tobacco-free policy
UIC News - November 24, 2015

The Smoke-free Illinois Act, which took effect July 1, prohibits smoking in all public places and workplaces. "We're required to make sure we are in compliance," ...

Naperville college going smoke-free Dec. 1
Chicago Daily Herald - November 24, 2015

Smoke-free is the way to be on North Central College's campus starting Dec. 1. The college in Naperville is implementing a smoking ban on college-owned and ...

OPINION: The St. Francis approach to ending the tobacco epidemic
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - November 24, 2015

Another way that St. Francis College supports smoke-free living and maintains an environment that encourages quitting is by having a tobacco-free campus.

UO tobacco ban continues to show positive results, according to ...
Oregon Daily Emerald - November 23, 2015

Since the University of Oregon became smoke and tobacco free, university staff ... a decent amount of people smoking on campus even after it became banned.

Local Colleges Kicking Butt
Oswego Daily News - November 23, 2015

OSWEGO, NY - local institutions of higher education and 30 percent of colleges across New York State are getting top marks in a new report from the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Tobacco-free means that the use of tobacco in any form is prohibited everywhere on campus. Smoke-free means that smoking tobacco in the form of cigarettes, ...

Waiting to inhale: Smoking at Berkeley
Daily Californian - November 20, 2015

Breathe. So a seemingly infinite number of banners across the UC Berkeley campus commands, in clean, modern lettering. A symbol of a deadly cigarette is struck out against a backdrop of blue and gold the color scheme reminding the onlooker that the banners effort ought to be a community one. The message is plain: There is nowhere on this campus where you are permitted to smoke or consume any other kind of tobacco product. Most students appear to respect the policy. Seeing someone smoke a cigarette on campus during the day is extremely rare. Living in the Unit 2 residence hall in 2014, even I a night owl with a smokers nose for the smell of cigarettes probably spotted someone violating the prohibition against smoking in the courtyard two or three times all year, and only at late hours when no one was likely to pass through and glare at the offender.

Yale aims to eliminate tobacco use over next year
Yale Daily News (blog) - November 20, 2015

The recently launched Tobacco-Free Yale campaign, which held its kick-off event Thursday afternoon in the Woolsey Rotunda, aims to eliminate tobacco use at Yale within the next year. Our goal is to try a variety of approaches, and to listen to what smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers have to say, and that will help us shape our approach ...

Surprise Schulz visit, policy discussions lend to lengthy SGA meeting
Kansas State Collegian - November 20, 2015

Hurtig said the health of others is the main concern in the policy, but that electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco would likely be included in the ban.

Adler: For tobacco-free policy, don't include campus ban on ...
The Observer - November 20, 2015

On Monday, the Faculty Senate is scheduled to consider a proposal to make the university a tobacco-free campus. While much of the proposal is eminently reasonable, the policy as drafted has a major problem, one that could actually undermine the universitys stated goals of reducing smoking and improving the health of the Case Western Reserve University community. If this policy is to be adopted, it needs to be revised. The central component of the proposal is a prohibition on smoking anywhere on campus. If adopted, we can finally say goodbye to the clouds of smoke around designated smoking areas and the trail of cigarette butts that line the paths to classroom buildings. Good riddance. Yet the policy goes beyond eliminating smoking on campus to embrace all designated tobacco products, including some that are not tobacco at all, such as electronic cigarettes (aka e-cigs). Therein lies the problem.

Local college fighting to make campus smoke free [VIDEO]
WKBW-TV - November 19, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Students at Canisius College are hoping their school joins several others in Western New York and bans tobacco use on campus.

Smoke-free campus needs heavy consideration
Flor-Ala November 19, 2015

The Student Government Association is currently working with the Department of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment to discuss results of a survey asking students to give their opinion on our smoking policy and a possible smoke-free campus. There are 1,130 smoke-free college campuses in the U.S., according to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Over 24 college campuses (including community colleges) in Alabama are smoke-free, according to the organization.

South Bay's largest college finally goes smoke free
10News - November 19, 2015

Southwestern College in Chula Vista has posted dozens of signs around its three campuses and is now warning students they can't smoke, chew tobacco or use ...

Santa Fe moves closer to treating e-cigarettes as tobacco cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 19, 2015

A proposed amendment to Santa Fe College rules that e-cigarettes are placed under the same tobacco rules as regular cigarettes moved closer to final approval ...

Fresh off the Docket
The Cluster - November 19, 2015

The Atlanta Campus is strongly advocating for a tobacco-free campus. President Underwood is investigating the implications on Mercer's Macon campus if the ...

1 Day Stand Against Tobacco
SIU News - November 19, 2015

SIUC is one of many campuses across the country who has adopted a smoke-free policy. To celebrate this achievement, SIUC will be participating in the ...

IU Kokomo takes 'stand' against smoking
Kokomo Herald (press release) - November 19, 2015

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature deaths in the U.S., yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes.

SGA moves toward smoke-free campus
The Student Printz - November 19, 2015

By the end of November, the USM Student Government Association expects to submit a refined draft of the smoke-free policy legislation for review by the faculty ...

Smoking issues on campus
The Parthenon (Marshall University) - November 18, 2015

Smoking was banned on Marshall University's campus in the summer of 2013. When students are caught smoking on campus, they are fined, but some people who smoke on campus either do not know about the ban or do not care. An issue some students and faculty...

Campus-wide smoking ban to start in spring
The Oracle - November 18, 2015

Starting in January, USF Tampa will be joining the ranks of universities across the nation that have banned the use of tobacco products and smoking. ...

Tobacco-free campus: Committed group of UAA students make sure ...
Alaska Dispatch News - November 18, 2015

According to a 2013 survey, 75 percent of UAA students support a smoke-free campus. Over time, the movement grew and spread statewide. The University of ...

Smoking policy at BC moves forward
Renegade Rip - November 18, 2015

10 to discuss the topic of Bakersfield College's erstwhile campus-wide smoking ban. The topic of smoking on campus has also been brought up in a recent ...


UNA SGA conducts student smoking survey
Flor-Ala (subscription) - November 18, 2015

... in place," "I think the campus should be tobacco free (this includes ALL forms of tobacco, i.e., cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, dip, chewing tobacco, etc.) .

Leading A Smoke-Free Life
SDSU Newscenter - November 18, 2015

"It's not just about smoking cigarettes," Williams said. "Electronic cigarette use is highly prevalent among college students, which is something we need to ...

Tobacco Free Campus Initiative: What do the students really want?
The Bates Student - November 18, 2015

Smoking is prohibited within 50 feet, approximately 20 paces, of all campus buildings, including ... She talked about the smoking ban with her professor.

Vassar College Scores 'A' for Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
Hudson Valley News Network - November 18, 2015

"Vassar College is a shining example of the growing smoke-free and tobacco-free trend among colleges nationwide and statewide," said Ellen Reinhard, TFAC ...

Gaber engages community in an open dialog about University of ...
Independent Collegian - November 18, 2015

Someone said having a smoking ban on campus may deter those students who do smoke from coming to UT. Gaber was quick to bring up her previous work at ...

Santa Fe College to discuss limiting e-cigarettes
The Independent Florida Alligator - November 17, 2015

The Career Service Council will discuss and vote on a proposed amendment during a meeting Wednesday that would place e-cigarettes under existing college ...

College to go Tobacco-Free in May 2016
Dutchess Community College - November 17, 2015

More than half of the community colleges in New York state have gone smoke-free, and virtually all others are implementing the program. More than one-third of ...

USG looks to solidify stance on tobacco-free policy, Safe Campus Act
BG News - November 16, 2015

At Monday's Undergraduate Student Government meeting, USG drafted a resolution stating that the organization does not support the proposed Smoke and ...

Smoke-free campus?: Students record nearly 400 accounts of campus smoking
Louisville Cardinal (University of Louisville) - November 16, 2015

The students recorded nearly 400 accounts of smoking on campus, most of which occurred in high-traffic, conspicuous locations. Seventeen students went to all four corners of campus, counting people on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at times...

USF Tampa campus going tobacco-free
WFLA - November 16, 2015

University of South Florida is committed to providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable learning, living and working environment. Effective January 4, 2016, the USF Tampa Campus will become entirely tobacco and smoke free.

Colleges go tobacco-free
Campus News - November 15, 2015

Like many college campuses in New York State, Stony Brook University recently joined the list of colleges that are going completely tobacco-free. According to the American Lung Association, around 467 colleges and universities around the world are 100 percent tobacco free an initiative that began several years ago after complaints from students erupted for a healthier lifestyle while at school.

The UAA campus goes smoke and tobacco free on Nov. 19
UAA Northern Light - November 15, 2015

As most students have heard, Nov. 19 is the official start of UAAs smoke and tobacco free campus. Even though the program is nearly three years in the making, students are still wondering where it came from, why its being taken on at UAA and what is means for them. It seems that for almost every ardent supporter of the smoke-free initiative, a similarly-zealous student in opposition turned out to vote, said Ostrander. Yet, in ...

1Day Stand: CCCC to be tobacco-free for a day
Devil's Lake Daily Journal - November 13, 2015

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) is one of many campuses across the country that has a tobacco-free policy. As part of the 1-Day Stand campaign on Nov. 19, CCCC will host an educational forum supported by the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative Challenge. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke and to help tobacco users quit.

USF's Tampa campus to ban smoking on entire campus beginning Jan. 1
Tampa Tribune - November 12, 2015

The chance to have an authorized puff anywhere on the campus of the University of South Florida will go up in smoke by the start of 2016 An October count by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights found at least 1,620 completely smoke free colleges and universities in the nation, 769 of which also prohibit e-cigarette use. In Florida, 23 colleges and universities have a campus-wide smoking ban, including Hillsborough Community College.

Guest ed: Big tobacco
Dailyuw - November 12, 2015

As of October 2015, more than 1,100 campuses across the U.S. (or one-third of them) have implemented a tobacco-free policy, prohibiting the use of tobacco ...

USF smoking ban includes whole campus starting Jan. 1 - November 12, 2015

The initiative to make USF completely smoke free started as early as 2009, when USF Health centers and Moffitt Cancer Center implemented smoking bans.

EDITORIAL: Tobacco-free policy lacks regard for Marquette's ...
Marquette Wire - November 12, 2015

Marquette aspires to be tobacco-free. Marquette Student Government Senate voted 16-3 for legislation hoping to implement a tobacco-free campus policy on ..

Students react to possibility of a tobacco-free campus
Marquette Wire - November 12, 2015

Some students said going tobacco-free would not make a difference. ... of students, faculty and staff who will be responsible for writing the tobacco-free campus ...

UPUA approves Movin' On bill, cost of $10000
The Daily Collegian Online - November 11, 2015

In addition, UPUA Speaker of the Assembly, Emily Miller, urged the assembly to decide whether or not Penn State should become a smoke-free campus.

Smoking policy is on the agenda for SGA and the Academic Senate
Renegade Rip - November 11, 2015

After the student body voted two years ago to ban smoking on campus, enforcement and other issues have prevented the adoption of any policies beyond what ...

Get Healthy Carson City: Take a stand against tobacco
Nevada Appeal- November 10, 2015

The Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative is encouraging campuses across the nation to take a 1Day Stand on Nov. 19, 2015, to celebrate the Great ...

Tobacco ban largely ignored on campus
University of Delaware Review - November 10, 2015

Despite the tobacco-free policy that went into effect more than a year ago, students still witness smoking and tobacco use across campus. The university's ...

Letter: UNC should ban smoking on campus
The Daily Tar Heel - November 10, 2015

Smoking on UNC's campus is increasing. Smokers are students, staff, faculty, contractors and visitors. While UNC's administration purports to take public ...

Big ban on campus
Psuvanguard - November 10, 2015

...15, Portland State joined more than 1,000 other campuses across the nation and banned the use of all tobacco products on campus property. As part of PSU's ...

Vaping on campus: Passing fad or here to stay?
The Beacon - November 10, 2015

Electronic cigarettes and vaping are becoming a national trend, but many people do not realize there may be serious health risks involved. Others hope vaping ...

Costello disses WSU tobacco ban
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog)- November 10, 2015

...In banning all manifestations of tobacco, WSU joins approximately 1,100 other colleges and universities that have already instituted similar bans.

Student Government votes to make campus tobacco-free
Marquette Wire - November 10, 2015

The Marquette Student Government Senate voted 16-3 tonight on legislation to implement a campus tobacco-free policy that will be sent to University President ...

Cancer Risks on College Campuses
Hastings Media Online - November 10, 2015

"Smoking accounts for 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70% in women," said the American Cancer Society. Secondhand smoke is also a factor in causing ...

Yale to go tobacco-free
Yale Daily News (blog) - November 9, 2015

Over the next year, Yale will become the fifth of 26 universities in Connecticut to take steps toward eliminating tobacco from its campus. Tobacco researchers and public health activists have applauded the announcement of Tobacco-Free Yale, with many calling it a positive step forward for the well-being of the University community.

Student Government expands smoking ban
N.C. State University Technician Online - November 8, 2015

NC State's Student Government banned smoking within 100 feet of the buildings on campus. Previously there was no smoking allowed within 25 feet.

No more ifs, ands or cigarette butts
The Panther - November 8, 2015

Chapman could become a smoke-free campus as of Jan. 4, 2016, according to an update to the student conduct code proposed by student government Nov. 2. According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, as of Oct. 2, there are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses. As a way to get more feedback from students ...

Council votes to ban e-cigs from campus
Iowa State Daily - November 6, 2015

The Professional and Scientific Council decided to back a proposal that electronic cigarettes be included in the smoke-free policy on Iowa State's campus ...

Goldberg: A tobacco-free campus would be an embarrassment
The Observer - November 6, 2015

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? If a sundry of other schools wasted money on banning tobacco on campus entirely, should we? There are some members of our administration who think we should do just that. This month the Faculty Senate will vote on whether or not to throw their support behind a policy to ban cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and every other tobacco based product on campus. The proposal is not intended as a means of helping the student body, but rather motivated by a misplaced sense that lacking a tobacco-free policy is somehow an embarrassment to our university. Here are just a few of the reasons you should submit a statement to Secretary of the Faculty Senate Rebecca Weiss and ask the senate to not put their weight behind this policy.

In My Opinion: Rules on smoking exist for a reason; follow them
The Maroon November 6, 2015

Loyola instituted a campus-wide smoking ban on Aug. 1, but yet there are still people who smoke as they walk to class or have a cigarette break next to the library. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, there are 1,620 campuses around the country that are 100 percent smoke free as of 2015.

Editorial: Ohio University administration should boost marketing for smoking ban
The Post - November 5, 2015

However, as evidenced in Friday's story on the employees of the Tobacco-Free Campus Task Force, who walk around campus reminding smokers of the ban, ...

'Tobacco-Free Yale' campaign seeks to create a healthier campus community
Yale News - November 5, 2015

President Peter Salovey announced on Nov. 5 that Yale is embarking on a journey to become a tobacco-free campus. In an email to the campus community, Salovey said: Our goal is to create a healthier university community, foster a campus culture in which tobacco users are supported in their efforts to quit, and become a model for other universities to emulate. The Tobacco-Free Yale Lets Clear the Air campaign will include awareness events, smoking cessation support programs, and community engagement and outreach place over the course of the next year.

DuPage Student Claims She Was Roughed Up By Campus Police
CBS Local - November 5, 2015

She was given a verbal warning regarding the college's smoke-free policy before returning to class. The police officers followed her inside and proceeded to ...

Tobacco-Free UNR Still A Work In Progress
Reno Public Radio - November 4, 2015

That's according to Bronson Frick, the associate director for Americans for non-smokers rights, the nation's leading lobbyist for nonsmoking legislation. "The fact ...

Tobacco Products Banned at Pulaski Technical College
KARK - November 4, 2015

For the past five years, public college campuses across Arkansas have been smoke free. The health department, along with college campuses statewide, are ...

Oh, the Habits We Can Kick
State College News - November 4, 2015

The most remarkable thing about talk of making Penn State a tobacco-free campus is that most of us wouldn't notice the change. Who smokes anymore?

E-cigarettes: Just a fad or here to stay?
The Daily Campus - November 4, 2015

"I chose to quit smoking for my health and use the e-cig to quit," she said. ... with many establishments ban smoking, the usage of e-cigarettes and vaporizers are on ... because he was smoking on the rooftop lounge, where smoking is banned.

Keeping Huskies healthy
Dailyuw - November 4, 2015

Focusing on politics hits home, especially for TAG, as they campaign for smoking bans at the UW. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Fresh Air ...

MUSG will vote on tobacco-free campus, recognizes World ...
Marquette Wire - November 3, 2015

Marquette is considered a smoke-free campus, meaning that the public is not allowed to smoke within 10 feet of any university-owned buildings. Five students: ...

Faculty Senate supports tobacco-free policy, new degree programs
BG News - November 3, 2015

Some questioned the need to update the University's current smoke-free policy. "We have a really nice policy now that still respects the rights of smokers," Anne ...

Make Your Smoke-Free Campus Event A Reality With truth®
Uloop News - November 3, 2015

Now, according to a recent press release, truth is challenging college students like you across the U.S. to create a short video about a smoke-free event you ...

Campus Has Been Tobacco Free For 10 Months - Sort Of
University Press - November 3, 2015

FAU became the 24th smoke-free campus in Florida. The tobacco-free policy encompasses cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes and all types of smokeless ...

SFA regents took at possibility of making university a smoke-free ...
KTRE - November 2, 2015

Smokers are in the minority at SFA. They know campus smoking restrictions are likely to occur. Smoker and adjunct faculty member James Couch doesn't like ...

Vaping culture present around campus and local community
Temple News - November 2, 2015

Vaping is the common term for using an e-cigarette or vaporizer that heats ... for a year, prior to quitting six months ago when he started to vape.

CSULB Announces Tobacco Free Campaign
Gazette Newspapers - November 1, 2015

Its possibly one of the last frontiers to go tobacco free college campuses. California State University, Long Beach, on Monday began a campus-wide smoking cessation campaign, called the Breathe Campaign and website, promoting public awareness of the health risks of exposure to smoke, including vapor from electronic cigarettes. The campus will be tobacco free in the fall semester of 2016, a release from CSULB said. Conoley said the robustness of the research, particularly of third-hand smoke (that was left in a room after smoking) is what pushed her to help make the campus ...

Campus news: Millsaps, Tulane, Belhaven, ECCC
Jackson Clarion Ledger - October 31, 2015

East Central Community College will become tobacco-free beginning Jan. 1, following approval by ECCCs board of trustees. It will join 10 other community colleges in the state in adopting a smoke-free or tobacco-free campus policy. Smoking has been prohibited in buildings on the East Central campus since 1996.

Smoke-free should be a choice
Eagle News - October 30, 2015

There are two primary arguments in favor of becoming a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. The first is secondhand: it is harmful to public safety and creates a nuisance. The second: FGCU should not allow its students or employees to engage in activities it deems unsafe for the individual. Because the administration has domain over public spaces, it is an understandable goal to eliminate secondhand smoke pollution in highly populated areas. But, what about using e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco? Or, what about smoking in your car or outside your dorm? These are all banned under the proposed policy, and it is a far reach to suggest they cause public safety concerns.

Lynchburg College Puts New "No Smoking" Policy In Place [VIDEO]
WSET - October 29, 2015

That's because Lynchburg College has enacted a tough, new smoking policy for students and faculty. The school's new policy went into effect this week, restricting smoking to designated areas on campus, and to the yards of off-campus and college owned housing. The policy even extends to cars on campus, where smokers are required to roll their windows up before lighting up.

Letter: Former OU student gives support to call center union
The Post - October 29, 2015

... residents should help stop people smoking on campus. Ohio University instituted a smoking ban, but there are no official punishments for violating the rule.

Kenai Peninsula College prepares to go smoke-free
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - October 29, 2015

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - The University of Alaska system's ban on tobacco products will go into effect by the end of the year, including at Kenai Peninsula College ...

NMSU Students Weigh In On Current Smoking Policy
KRWG - October 29, 2015

Hundreds of colleges ban the use of tobacco on campus, including the ... Against Cancer, says that NMSU would benefit from a policy banning tobacco on campus. ... about how they would feel if NMSU banned the use of tobacco on campus.

Corvallis residents cleaning up cigarette butts inspiring change
Corvallis Gazette Times - October 29, 2015

Amanda Daugherty, recently appointed chair of OSU's Smoke-Free Task Force, said she is not going to let the issue become bogged down in further red tape.

ASUW debates on banning e-cigarettes on campus public places
The Branding Iron - October 29, 2015

ASUW's senate resolution 2477, concerning a ban on e-cigarrettes on public university space, met with criticism and concern from both students and the ...

Is the battle to make SDSU a smoke-free campus a losing one?
SDSU Collegian - October 28, 2015

The Students' Association recently voted on whether or not we should support a smoking ban on campus. After heated debates about the issue, a 17-12 vote ..

Smoking ban resolution
SDSU Collegian - October 28, 2015

This is the second consecutive year a bill addressing smoking on campus has been introduced to the Senate. It's the fifth time a bill involving smoking has been ...

Student Government passes tobacco-free campus initiative
The News Record - October 28, 2015

Anti-tobacco policies were enacted March 2007 to prohibit smoking inside campus ... Spring 2012 when SG reviewed polls supporting tobacco restrictions on campus. ... UC is losing prospective students who visit and see smoking on campus, ...

Smoke- and Tobacco-Free forum begins FGCU smoke-free initiative
Eagle News - October 28, 2015

Florida SouthWestern State College has been a smoke-free campus since 2010, and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners collaborated with the ...

Campus Smoking Policy to Change
UCD Advocate - October 28, 2015

"Each and every one of those surveys came back with the same results. 60 percent in favor of going limited use or tobacco free, and 40 percent voted to stay."...

The Library is Burning. No Actually…
The Colby Echo News - October 28, 2015

After noting the smell of smoke in the street, students and faculty were evacuated by ... Though tobacco use is banned on campus, Chenevert acknowledges that ...

Today's Email Announcements
High Country Press - October 28, 2015

The Walker Center and Wilkes Community College are 100% Tobacco Free. Wilkes Community College, a member of the North Carolina Community College ...

WSU regents to vote on tobacco-free campus
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - October 28, 2015

#Tobacco and nicotine products may be banned from the sprawling Washington ... #Under the proposed ban, smokers would have to leave campus or sit in their ...

KPC prepares to go tobacco- and smoke-free
Kenai Peninsula Online - October 27, 2015

The University of Alaska system, including Kenai Peninsula College campuses and extension sites, is going smoke and tobacco free before the end of the year. The new policy includes e-cigarettes ... As of Oct. 2, 1,620 U.S. colleges and universities are 100 percent smokefree, and of those 1,130 are 100 percent tobacco-free, while 769 prohibit e-cigarettes, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Alaska already has five colleges and universities that are smoke and, or tobacco free, including the Alaska Christian College, according to the ANRF’s list. ...

CSULB To Go Tobacco Free in 2016
Everything Long Beach (press release) - October 27, 2015

In 2013, the student body voted to institute a smoke-free policy. President Conoley established a campus task force to develop a campus tobacco and ...

County mulls indoors vape ban
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog) - October 27, 2015

While some argue that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes, and that they might help smokers quit, the devices may also work in the reverse direction: ...

Washington State University regents to vote on making Pullman ...
The Register-Guard - October 27, 2015

There are more than 1,600 smoke-free campuses in the nation and more than 1,100 are completely tobacco-free, according to the Tobacco Free College ...

Faculty Senate drafts tobacco-free proposal
The Patriot Talon - October 27, 2015

And in a way it endorses their original position... a year ago they wanted to go smoke-free." SGA President Alexander Free said that the work being done in ...

GUZIEWICZ: Isolating smokers was a good idea - and necessary
Wilkes Beacon (Wilkes University) - October 26, 2015

One of my favorite things about this university is the way that it prioritizes its students' health. In particular, there are addiction programs available for students through the campus Health Services office in Passan Hall. They offer cessation aids and...

VOORHEES: Does the new Wilkes smoking policy unfairly target campus smokers?
Wilkes Beacon (Wilkes University) - October 26, 2015

We as a university should not discriminate against smokers just because they take part in something that isn't necessarily accepted. Smoking cigarettes is perfectly legal. As long as smokers don't deliberately disturb students and dispose of their cigare...

UMD Resident Life to consider bringing back substance-free housing
Diamondback Online - October 26, 2015

When all dorms went smoke-free in 2001, the smoke-free, alcohol-free program essentially ended, said Mike Glowacki, assistant to the director of Resident Life.

KPC going smoke and tobacco-free Dec. 31
Kenai Peninsula Online - October 26, 2015

Kenai Peninsula College's campuses will implement the "UA Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Campuses" policy on the last day of 2015. KPC's Anchorage Extension Site, located in the University Center, will follow UAA's Anchorage campus, Kodiak College and Mat-Su College's implementation date, Nov. 19, which coincides with the Great American Smoke-out. … In accordance with UA Board of Regents regulation 05.12.102, tobacco use and smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and similar products, will be prohibited on all University of Alaska property. To review the new BOR policy, visit this link: …

WSU's Pullman campus may go tobacco-free
The Spokesman Review - October 26, 2015

Smokers such as Albarraq will have to leave campus or sit in their cars to ... According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, more than ...

WKU announces smoking policy changes
Bowling Green Daily News - October 24, 2015

The first phase of a plan to make Western Kentucky University a tobacco- and vapor-free campus goes into effect in January, according to President Gary Ransdell. Ransdell has worked with a committee of faculty, staff and students to come up with a three-phase plan that will ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on campus by 2018. The first phase of the plan, effective Jan. 1, will limit the number of permitted smoking areas on campus to 12.

Tobacco to 21 Act Receives Support to Raise National Smoking Age
UNF Spinnaker - October 22, 2015

As many college campuses across the United States, including the University of North Florida, are becoming smoke-free, members of the US Congress are ...

ISU Bengal Online - October 22, 2015

Idaho State University has opted for a smoke free campus for three years now, but is the policy really holding up to its fullest potential? The ISU smoking policy ...

Plan designed for tuition increases
The Branding Iron - October 22, 2015

The senate resolved to support the UW staff senate proposal to reconsider regulations on e-cigarettes. If passed, Staff senate resolution 210 will put the same ...

HBCUs want to kick cigarettes and their butts off campus…
Westside Gazette - October 22, 2015

Thirty-three of the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced on Wednesday they have kicked off a Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative, led by former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D. ... HBCUs are laggard when it comes to establishing tobacco-free campuses. ... Although HBCUs have been slow to move to smoke-or tobacco-free campuses, ...

One year later, campus smoke-free policy shows results
Tulane Hullabaloo - October 21, 2015

In August 2014, Tulane University instated a campus-wide smoke-free policy, ... to ban the act on public property, it is unlikely that smoking will ever completely ...

WKU Will Go Tobacco-Free by 2018
WKU Public Radio - October 21, 2015

Starting in January, WKU will reduce the number of sites where smoking is ... but more importantly reduce secondhand smoke, and possibly help smokers kick ...

UPUA to help bring speaker to campus
The Daily Collegian Online - October 21, 2015

After a discussion last week about the possibility of making Penn State a smoke-free campus, the University Park Undergraduate Association plans to tackle two ...

Two amendments passed at SA meeting
SDSU Collegian - October 21, 2015

SA also had its first readings of three resolutions in support of a smoke-free campus, tobacco-free campus and electronic cigarette-free campus. Amendment ...

The Alternative
SFA The Pine Log - October 21, 2015

According to Frank, those who are trying to stop smoking can opt out of the ... so kids can't get them and should be banned inside buildings and on campus.

MU The Parthenon - October 21, 2015

You can't just ban a public space because something bad happened there; ... "They told me I needed to get off campus because I was smoking on the corner.

More Marquette University students have tried e-cigs than tobacco ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - October 20, 2015

Marquette University students respond to the question: Are e-cigarettes regulated? A survey of students found 30% believed they are, even though there is no ...

College's Tobacco-Free Efforts Earn Top Marks
SUNY Cortland News - October 20, 2015

When SUNY Cortland adopted a campus-wide, tobacco-free policy in 2013, the College was building on its reputation as one of the most health conscious ...

Smoking phaseout plan to begin next semester
College Heights Herald (Western Kentucky University) - October 20, 2015

The three-year phaseout of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes begins next semester. Last November, the Student Government Association senate voted on Resolution 11-14-F, Resolution to Support a Smoke Free Campus. However, the senate did not pass this...

EDITORIAL: WKU aims to be a smoke-free campus
College Heights Herald - October 19, 2015

The issue: Starting next spring, WKU will be implementing a three-year plan that will result in a smoke-free campus. Our stance: A completely smoke-free ...

Gender neutral bathrooms, tobacco-free policy focus of USG
BG News - October 19, 2015

Conversations with the Tobacco Free Policy Committee, as well as conversations about construction on campus, were brought up at the Undergraduate Student ...

New ASUH senators to take office
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - October 17, 2015

He also said that he wants to push for more enforcement of the campus-wide no smoking ban and that there are still areas on campus that allow smoking.

SCSU transition to tobacco free campus raises questions of enforcement
New Haven Register - October 17, 2015

About two months into a campus-wide ban on tobacco at Southern Connecticut State University, school officials say they are pleased with the programs rollout, although questions about consistency remain. Items such as electronic cigarettes are not in the spirit of cessation, and are therefore also prohibited. Rosenthal said SCSU earned a competitive two-year $235,000 grant from the state Department of Public Health for expanding its tobacco-free programs, which made its funds available after the university announced the ban.

Support, opposition expressed to tobacco-free campus proposal
Leader Journal - October 16, 2015

There were both strong support and opposition expressed by Missouri University of Science and Technology students, faculty and staff who attended a forum Thursday on the universitys proposal to become a tobacco-free campus in less than nine months from now.

UPUA's proposed smoke-free campus would be difficult to enforce
The Daily Collegian Online - October 16, 2015

Its happened to everyone. Youre walking to class, the person in front of you is smoking, and their smoke drifts back into your face. The University Park Undergraduate Association wants this to change.

Montgomery College students smoke despite cigarette ban
Montgomery County Sentinel - October 15, 2015

ROCKVILLE - Dozens of Montgomery College students at the Rockville campus, a self-proclaimed tobacco-free campus, as well as some faculty, smoke on a ...

UPUA discusses possibility of smoke-free campus
The Daily Collegian Online - October 15, 2015

The discussion not only included the possibility of a tobacco-free campus, but also an entirely smoke-free campus, which would prohibit students from using ...

More Of The Same For UPUA
Onward State - October 15, 2015

This, despite the fact that majority of Penn State's Big Ten counterparts have already enacted smoke free policies. And while getting the ball rolling on initiatives ...

Pot vs. Tobacco: What study says about college drug use
The Pacifican (University Of The Pacific) - October 15, 2015

Now the next step is to eliminate tobacco use all together, which is potentially viable with marijuana smoking on the rise. We can only speculate if joints will trump cigarettes in the future. The "truth" campaign may need to change gears within the next...

Revisiting the Effects of the University of Toledo's Smoking Ban on ...
Independent Collegian - October 14, 2015

"In my opinion, I should be able to smoke since I am allowed to by law. I understood when they had the smoking huts, but completely banning it on a college ...

Candidate's past belies pro-family platform
Chinook Observer - October 13, 2015

This period of heavy marijuana use also coincides with Rossetti's successful, but controversial push to ban smoking on the LCC campus for health reasons.

No More Smoke
The Pine Log - October 13, 2015

A joint resolution supporting SFA as a tobacco-free campus has been passed by the SFA Student Government Association and the Faculty Senate in response ...

Tobacco ban success will depend on community effort
The Sun Star - October 13, 2015

The tobacco-free campus policy, which bans the use of all tobacco products on ... The Fresh Air Committee encourages those who notice someone smoking on ... "It's not about people-banning," Oldmixon says, "Smokers are not bad people.

Jefferson College presents choral program
Daily Journal Online - October 13, 2015

The Jefferson College campus is smoke-free and tobacco-free, including e-cigarettes.

Faculty Senate president releases smoking survey results
Patriot Talon (University of Texas at Tyler) - October 12, 2015

...The results show that 55 percent of respondents want a tobacco-free campus, 16 percent would like for there to be designated smoking areas in low traffic areas of the University and 7 percent want to extend the required distance from all building ...

Editorial: Legislators should support Tobacco to 21 Act
Iowa State Daily - October 11, 2015

The national drinking age is in constant debate, but the national smoking age is not as often contested A recent policy change also includes the ban of e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers. The ISU community has the opportunity to give comment on the policy until ...

Anti-tobacco study: Colleges get passing grades
Hornell Evening Tribune - October 11, 2015

SUNY schools all have varying degrees of tobacco use bans on their campuses, some banning use outright, others banning just smoking and others confine tobacco use to specific areas.

New tobacco rules to include e-cigs and vape pens on campus
Montana Kaimin - October 9, 2015

Since the University of Montana's introduction of a tobacco free campus in 2011, there's been an increasing trend in students smoking e-cigarettes and vapor ...

East Central Community College is state's latest campus to become ...
Daily Journal - October 9, 2015

East Central Community College will become the next state institution to ban tobacco anywhere on campus. WTVA-TV reports ( school leaders say the change will take place on Jan. 1 and affects students, faculty, staff and visitors on all ECCC campuses.

Smoking policy's effect hazy
Murray State News - October 9, 2015

In February, the board approved the new policy, which bans the use on campus of any substance containing tobacco leaf, including but not limited to, cigarettes, ...

College smoking ban not up to snuff
The Signal - October 8, 2015

Three years after Georgia State's campus wide smoking ban and a year since the University System of Georgia's (USG) tobacco free policy, cigarette smoke and ...

Alpha Tau Omega fraternity - center of Indiana University hazing ...
New York Daily News - October 8, 2015

Alpha Tau Omega was the first fraternity in the country to maintain an alcohol- and tobacco-free chapter. But this isn't the first time the Indiana University chapter, ...

E-cigarettes included in smoke-free campus policy
Iowa State Daily - October 8, 2015

This change in the smoke-free campus policy was decided by Koerner's committee, as well as other departmental committees on campus. The committees ...

On-campus smoking ban met with mixed reception, muddled clarity
The State News - October 8, 2015

Though MSU's move to ban smoking on campus over the summer, to be implemented at the ... Chewing tobacco and other tobacco products are banned as well.

East Central Community College going tobacco-free
WTVA - October 8, 2015

Smoking has been banned in the buildings at ECCC since 1996. ... ECCC will become the 11th community college in the state to place a ban on tobacco ...

Campus going tobacco free
Concordiensis - October 8, 2015

This change on campus is spearheaded by the Task Force for a Tobacco/Smoke-Free Union. The task force is made up of students, faculty and staff.

Policy to crack down on tobacco free campus
BG News - October 8, 2015

A presentation on the proposed tobacco-free policy brought contention to Tuesday's Faculty Senate meeting. The policy would ban all tobacco products, ...

Midtown Muse: Shaw helps launch stop-smoking effort at HBCUs
News & Observer - October 7, 2015

That's how Logan helped welcome representatives of 33 historically black colleges and universities to Shaw in Raleigh for the kick-off of the Tobacco-Free ...

Kicking Cigarettes in the Butt
The Connecticut College Voice - October 7, 2015

According to as of July, 2015, there are 1,577 smoke-free campuses, 1,079 of which are completely tobacco-free. I am surprised that Conn has yet ...

What about SU's responsibilty to non-smokers? (Your letters) - October 7, 2015

A Syracuse University law student argued that the institution's smoking ban sacrifices personal choice. Crouse College home to the Setnor School of Music in ...

Faculty Senate discusses concerns over proposed tobacco-free policy
BG News - October 7, 2015

A presentation on the proposed tobacco-free policy brought contention to Tuesday's Faculty Senate meeting. The policy would ban all tobacco products, ...

JOHNSON: I Learned Something Today: I'm not just blowing smoke, either
Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee) - October 7, 2015

I do not see a reason why the University of Tennessee doesn't just adopt a smoke-free campus policy. Today, there are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses in the United States, and seeing as how now the majority of the U.S. population does not smoke, ...

Tobacco-free initiative struggles to spark among students
Washington Square News (NYU) - October 6, 2015

Following an initial decrease in the number of cigarette butts found in the newly demarcated no smoking areas and a reduction in people visibly smoking directly outside Bobst and Weinstein, students have resumed their old habits, uninhibited by recent ...

Smoked Out: UNR's transition to a tobacco-free campus
The Nevada Sagebrush (blog) - October 6, 2015

An anonymous man takes a smoke break outside the Nazir Ansari Business ... System of Higher Education to enact tight restrictions on the use of tobacco, ...

Syracuse University smoking ban sacrifices personal responsibility ... - October 6, 2015

A Syracuse University law student argues that the institution's smoking ban sacrifices personal ... What if they banned alcohol and made SU a dry campus?...

Revisions to academic honesty policy, tobacco-free campus ...
BG News - October 6, 2015

USG hoped to gain feedback and advice to use throughout the process of making our campus tobacco free. They asked other universities how the process of ...

Triangle HBCUs aim to stop smoking on campuses
News & Observer - October 5, 2015

The Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative is a two-day conference featuring workshops on the harmful effects of tobacco, particularly among African Americans ...

Smoking not necessarily illegal around some parts of University of ...
KCRG - October 5, 2015

The policy bans tobacco use on all University owned or operated property, but people can still smoke on sidewalks along city streets. This leads to large groups ...

Clayton announces expansion of Hanley Park - 5 things you don't ...
St. Louis Business Journal - October 5, 2015

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is planning to become a tobacco-free campus by July 1, 2016. The university will be joining more than 1,000 other colleges and universities in the U.S. by becoming a tobacco-free campus.

Editorial: Federal stance on pot increasingly seems silly
Albany Democrat Herald - October 5, 2015

The private recreational use of marijuana by adults in Oregon has been legal for months, and last week, you could start buying recreational marijuana at medical dispensaries that elected to join in on early sales of pot. (Well, at least in those jurisdictions that allowed those early sales.) But Oregons grand experiment with legalized marijuana wont have any effect on the states colleges and universities, including Oregon State University...

Despite numerous resources, smoke-free campus needs full student support
The Miami Hurricane - October 5, 2015

It wasnt long ago when a cloud of smoke greeted you anytime you walked out of class. But throughout the past few years, this trend has drastically changed. Thanks to the efforts of the Breathe Freely campaign, the Coral Gables campus has been declared smoke-free and now provides an environment that is healthier for all. But have we eradicated smoking completely? Quite simply, no. Smoking has now retreated to a few areas on campus, but we recognize its impact on our campus community as a whole.

CNM students collect cigarette butts and begin raffle
KRQE News 13 - October 2, 2015

CNM considers itself smoke-free. However, it has 10 designated smoking areas scattered across the main campus. Now the class is inviting everyone to take ..'

Public colleges that allow tobacco use on campus to be pressured ... - October 2, 2015

Board members, who passed a resolution in 2012 asking boards of trustees to approve a tobacco-free policy, said it is time to call out those schools that still ...

Missouri S&T plans to become tobacco-free by July 1, 2016
Missouri S&T News and Research - October 1, 2015

Over 71 percent of Missouri S&T students believe that S&T should have smoke-free outdoor areas. A tobacco-free campus also helps prepare today's students ...

Police say no penalty for new ban
Vermont Cynic - October 1, 2015

The smoking ban was put in place by Gustafson, professor of medicine Jan ... of the rights of smokers and nonsmokers on campus, he cites other bans on pets, ...

Letter to Stanford University on Tobacco Use Policies
The Stanford Daily - October 1, 2015

Most recently, at a March 5, 2015 Stanford Faculty Senate meeting, a faculty proposal to make Stanford a smoke-free campus was derailed and referred to ...

UIPD hopes not to ticket smoking violations
Daily Illini - October 1, 2015

In accordance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act the University established a series of citations and fines to enforce the smoking ban put into place in ...

Ban would restrict community members from exercising their right to ...
The Occidental Weekly - September 30, 2015

For a typical non-smoking student, Occidental's proposed campus-wide ban on ... faculty and staff choose to smoke on a regular basis - banning smoking on ...

Natomas ARC Campus to be Smoke Free in '16
Natomas Buzz - September 30, 2015

American River College campuses will be smoke-, tobacco- and vapor-free with a target start date of Jan. 1, 2016.

With Tent City on Campus, University Urges Respectful Behavior
UKNow (press release) - September 30, 2015

As University of Kentucky basketball fans gather in tents on the UK campus awaiting Friday's distribution of Big Blue Madness tickets, the university wants to welcome these fans and remind them of campus policies and practices. Following is a statement from the university to "Tent City" fans. UK is a tobacco-free campus, therefore no tobacco products and no electronic cigarettes can be used on university property. Also, you cannot be in possession ...

UT Austin Named a Leading Healthy Campus in the US
University of Texas at Austin News - September 29, 2015

Maintaining a tobacco-free campus and offering programmatic support to reinforce this policy. Offering 500,000 square feet of indoor and 40 acres of outdoor ...

Portland State University now a smoke-free campus - September 29, 2015

Portland State University is now a smoke-free campus. PSU joins more than 20 colleges in Oregon that have banned smoking, vaping and the use of tobacco products. The ban includes the use and sale of smokeless tobacco, chew, snuff, cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, hookahs and other products. The new policy does ...

Portland State University campus goes smoke-free
KATU - September 29, 2015

Portland State University campus goes smoke-free ... this year, as Portland State officials institute a smoking ban on school grounds. ... Portland State university is joining the nearly 20 other Oregon schools in banning smoking, vaping and ...

Tobacco-free campus campaign update
The Panther - September 29, 2015

"We would love to make it a 100 percent smoke-free campus… I see other institutions and I feel that we are very far behind any kind of legislations like that on ...

Campus adapts to smoking ban
Sonoma State University Star - September 28, 2015

Sonoma State University officially went smoke free July 1, and the campus community has been trying to adapt ever since. The policy includes smokeless tobacco and e-cigarette products, such as vapor cigarettes, and extends to off-campus sites under unive...

Anti-smoking ads just make people want to smoke more
The State Press - September 28, 2015

A tobacco-free campus sign is displayed on the Tempe campus on Sunday, May 24, 2015. ASU is stepping up its anti-tobacco enforcement in June.

Campus begins enforcing smoking law - September 28, 2015

It's been a "Smoke Free" campus since 2014, but it's only been a state law since July. Your first offense is just a warning, but after that it comes with a $25.00 fine.

WVU employee battles tobacco policy
The Daily Athenaeum - September 24, 2015

Dennis Cole, an employee of the Health Sciences Center for 23 years, recently filed a third petition against West Virginia University's policy banning tobacco on campus.

Clemson University approves tobacco ban
WJCL News - September 24, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson University has announced that it will ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors, starting next year. Clemson already bans smoking in buildings. Effective Jan. 1, the new rule also bans smoking in outdoor areas and adds smokeless tobacco to the indoor ban.

Is vaping a safe alternative to smoking? By Cherie Farley
The Agora - September 24, 2015

Is vape a good escape from the slope of cigarette smoke? ... "Smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited at the College, and is subject to all ...

Capital Region colleges recognized for making strides on curbing ...
WNYT - September 24, 2015

... New York colleges in the past for their efforts to combat smoking on campus, including a number of schools now going completely smoke-free on campus.

American Cancer Society Releases Campus Report Card
My Twin - September 24, 2015

Smoke-free and tobacco-free campuses are part of a growing trend that is detailed in the new American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer ...

Taking Down Tobacco
The Tiger (Clemson U.) - September 24, 2015

Some students mentioned that they felt the current policy regarding tobacco on campus was sufficient. "I think [the new policy] is wrong because we are a public university and we already cannot smoke within a certain distance from each building," said ...

More NDSU students are drinking and smoking marijuana, but ...
WDAY - September 23, 2015

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A survey at NDSU says more students are drinking and smoking pot than previous years, but some of the risky behaviors associated ...

SWAC petition calls for tobacco-free campus
The Occidental Weekly - September 23, 2015

... join a movement of colleges and universities with the 100 percent smoke-free policies supported by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF).

The Ongoing Battle Against Tobacco
Chargerbulletin - September 23, 2015

The University of New Haven became one of the 1,500 schools to go smoke free in June. UNH is also one of the 25 percent of the smoke free campuses to go ...

Tom Kacich: Seeds of UI's smoking ban sown in the 1960s
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - September 23, 2015

A No Smoking sign on a door at the west entrance of the Illini Union in Urbana ... The smoking ban began to break down in the 1930s when UI President Harry ...

Vaping becomes increasingly popular at OU despite health risks
The Oklahoma Daily - September 23, 2015

It's no secret that "vaping," or smoking e-cigarettes has become increasingly popular in Oklahoma over the past several years. It's clear that OU has not been ...

Clemson University to go tobacco-free Jan. 1
Anderson Independent Mail - September 23, 2015

CLEMSON - Clemson University will become tobacco-free on Jan. 1, after two-plus years of studies and discussions. The university's administrative council gave ...

Stony Brook University to be smoke-free in 2016
News 12 Long Island - September 22, 2015

Stony Brook University will be implementing a campuswide ban on all tobacco products on Jan. 1, 2016.

Tobacco ban will include e-cigs, vapes
The Sun Star - September 22, 2015

Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “e-cigarettes” or “vapes,” will be included in the campus-wide ban on tobacco. This Tobacco Free policy will go into affect on Dec. 31. ...

Campus safety struggling to enforce smoking policy
The Wood Word - September 21, 2015

Marywood's new smoking policy, which banned the use of tobacco and other ... said that while he supports the ban, he recognizes it is difficult to enforce.

Missouri Southern State University is going to be tobacco free
Four States Homepage - September 21, 2015

Pittsburg State University went smoke free at the beginning of this semester. Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not ...

No smoke ban on city streets for now
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - September 21, 2015

DeKALB City council members arent ready just yet to ban smoking on city streets on or near the Northern Illinois University campus. NIU Implemented a mandatory smoking ban on its campus this year, to comply with the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act, which went into effect July 1. The law prohibits smoking on campus, which includes using any sort of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette and cigarillo. Vaporizers and e-cigarettes also are banned under the act. The university has asked the city for the power to enforce the ban on streets that run through and are adjacent to campus.

Stony Brook to ban tobacco on campuses starting in 2016
Stony Brook Statesman - September 19, 2015

The use of tobacco products will be banned on all Stony Brook campuses starting Jan. 1, 2016, according to the tobacco-free policy approved by the Office of the President in July. Some of the tobacco products defined in the policy include but are not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, hookah-smoked products, and oral and ...

ASUU-Appointed Task Force to Decide Whether to Make Campus Smoke-Free
Daily Utah Chronicle - September 18, 2015

The ASUU Assembly and Senate voted in April to form a task force of faculty and students to examine a potential smoking ban on campus. Now, five months later, that committee is just starting to be put together. More than 1,500 colleges in the U.S. have smoke-free campuses, according to the advocacy group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Brigham Young ...

Student government proposes tobacco-free campus campaign
The Panther - September 18, 2015

It might be difficult to make it smoke-free completely because there is no enforcement of the policy, therefore smoke-free zones are a more viable option, he ...

Our View: MSSU campus smoking ban
Joplin Globe - September 18, 2015

Missouri Southern State Universitys Board of Governors has an opportunity today to catch up with other institutions of higher learning with one simple vote: To pass a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy. Board policy currently prohibits tobacco products of any kind in any campus buildings. However, students can smoke in designated areas on campus. The proposed policy would banish smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices from university buildings, grounds, property and vehicles.

MSSU board to consider smoke- and tobacco-free campus
Joplin Globe - September 17, 2015

All Oklahoma colleges and universities, including Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, went smoke-free in 2012 because of a directive from the ...

Marijuana banned on Pacific campus
The Pacific Index - September 17, 2015

The policy prohibits smoking anywhere on campus grounds, including the area surrounding campus housing, parking lots and inside vehicles parked on the ...

Other OU operational details revealed in OIG records release
Athens NEWS - September 16, 2015

That said, Cathy Lee, OU's tobacco-free campus coordinator, said at that time that employees and students could still face "consequences" - employees being ...

Mi Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher - September 16, 2015

#MI Town's own Western Oregon University officially becomes smoke-free on Friday. After many meetings and discussions campus-wide, where students, faculty ...

Smoking policy leads to changes on campus; students, faculty react ...
The Beacon - September 16, 2015

Wilkes' new community enforced smoking policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of any ... indoor smoking bans are needed… however, as for outdoor smoking bans, ... in regard to a possible future where smoking freely on campus is banned.

Thoughts on Tobacco Free Campus
Chargerbulletin - September 16, 2015

While it seems reasonable to ban smoking due to the well documented "second ... yet in no way banned, regulated, or otherwise targeted for "health reasons."...

Tobacco still leaving mark at SCSU
St. Cloud Times - September 16, 2015

St. Cloud State University is called a tobacco-free school, but I decided to bring awareness to a better solution after observing violations of this policy on many ...

Smoking ban remains unenforced, unemphasized
The Miami Hurricane - September 15, 2015

Despite the many banners proclaiming the University of Miami to be a "Smoke-Free Campus," the method of enforcement for the campus-wide ban is still unclear ...

White Girl Wasted, Tropical Blend, Cajun Loops. Oh My!
The Vermilion - September 15, 2015

In 2013, Legislature passed a law requiring UL Lafayette's campus to become tobacco-free, explained Joseph "Joey" Pons IV, associate director of Public Safety ...

Rocky Mountain College goes smoke free
KTVQ Billings News - September 15, 2015

It's an initiative to shed light on the issue of tobacco, and the health concerns associated with it. In a joint effort with RiverStone Health, the college kicked off a ...

Tobacco ban eyes spring implementation
The Chart - September 10, 2015

The tobacco free campus initiative, which had been scheduled to go into effect at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester, hit another delay over the summer after ...

SGA and Faculty Senate speak on tobacco options
The Patriot Talon - September 15, 2015

Two campus government organizations are each working on potential tobacco bans and talks ... Some students are against the tobacco ban on campus like James Hescock, and ... "All the policy will do would remove the cloud of smoke from along the ... It may be instead of totally banning it; it could be we've got to be more ...

Smoking committee makes changes to SGA resolution
College Heights Herald - September 15, 2015

SGA passed a resolution in support of a limited smoking campus last year. ... SGA was opposed to a "campus-wide smoking ban at this time," according to the ...

Algonquin considering tobacco-free campus policy
Chicago Daily Herald - September 15, 2015

The tobacco-free campus policy would mirror what the legislature passed in Illinois last year that prohibits all tobacco use on public state universities and ...

Campus Viewpoints : Smoking Ban
El Camino College Union - September 15, 2015

"I'm kinda of in the middle of the smoking ban. I see people smoke and I can't do anything about it. I don't do it but we should keep the campus clean.

Smoking ban should be gone or modified
El Camino College Union - September 15, 2015

Finally we'll compare it to other bans on campus. Smoking may be banned on campus, but if a police officer walks by a smoker, they cannot give them a ticket ...

Associated Students meeting wrap-up
Daily Sundial - September 14, 2015

CSUN Associated Students further solidified its stance on providing a smoke ... of a wider effort by the California State University system to ban tobacco use on ...


Tobacco-free initiative clears the air
NYU Washington Square News - September 14, 2015

In an effort to combat smoking on campus, the NYU Student Senators Council launched the Tobacco-Free Initiative, a plan that aims to make NYU tobacco-free. Outside of two smoking hot-spots on campus, Weinstein Residence Hall and Bobst Library, purple dots have been painted on the ground with the phrase, lets keep NYU tobacco-free. These dots serve to designate the smoke-free zones in front of each building.

USG looks into tobacco ban on campus
BG News - September 14, 2015

Though smoke-free regulations are already in place, Undergraduate Student Government is considering taking steps to make the University a tobacco-free campus. USG President Victor Senn said that it was proactive of (the University) to become a clean-air campus three years ago, and becoming a tobacco-free campus is a possibility the students should be aware of.

Smoking should be personal choice, not campus policy
The Oracle - September 14, 2015

Smokers on campus may want to inhale more deeply the next few months because USF is planning to put out its last cigarette in 2016. In last weeks fall address, USF President Judy Genshaft announced the campus will become tobacco-free beginning early next year. This would bring the Tampa campus into step with the USF Health side of campus as well as the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.

Larger and private colleges and universities more likely to attract hookah establishments
Medical Xpress - September 14, 2015

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this month.

ISU wants to help you quit smoking
Vidette Online - September 14, 2015

The collective student body of Illinois State University took in a breath of fresh air when the campus became smoke free July 1, after conforming to a new Illinois law forcing all state supported schools to become smoke free. The transition has not been an easy one for students who are frequent smokers or tobacco users. ISU offers resources to students looking to quit but need additional help.

Smoking ban implements new rules, fines
The Daily Eastern News - September 13, 2015

Eastern implemented a new campus-wide tobacco rule that comes with certain punishments if violated. The new ban has been met with negativity by some students. On July 1, 2015, the tobacco ban, which prohibits smoking and other tobacco use on all campus property, both indoor and outdoor, was enacted.

Electronic cigarettes receive same regulations as smoking at UNA
Flor-Ala (subscription) - September 13, 2015

Regulations now exist for smoking electronic cigarettes, also called vaping, on campus. Vaping will not be allowed within 30 feet of entrances, exits, open windows and interconnected breezeways. The board of trustees revised the UNA Tobacco and Smoking Policy June 29 to put more emphasis on the terms tobacco product and smoking.

New smoking ban on University of Alabama campus includes Bryant-Denny Stadium
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - September 12, 2015

As fans arrive on the University of Alabama campus today for the first home football game of the 2015 season, university officials plan to continue with a non-punitive approach to enforcing its smoke-free policy implemented at the start of the year. We expect the vast majority of people will comply with the policy as they do in most places that are designated as non-smoking," UA spokesman Chris Bryant ...

University cautions students to follow smoking regulations
Reminders to stay 25 feet away from buildings with cigarettes, hookah placed on residence halls
Binghamton University Pipe Dream - September 11, 2015

While there are a number of rules regarding smoking on campus, many students are unaware of these restrictions. To remedy this, new signs have been posted around residence halls to inform new students and remind returning ones of Binghamton Universitys smoking regulations.

Med School goes tobacco-free
The Brown Daily Herald - September 11, 2015

Students at the Alpert Medical School are breathing easy after the schools administration approved a ban on tobacco products on the schools premises this summer. The ban which covers all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes was a no-brainer, said Kris Cambra, director of biomedical communications. The Med Schools purpose is to train health professionals, so it just kind of makes sense when you break it down, she added.

Updated policy bans vaping on campus
Golden Gate Xpress - September 10, 2015

As clouds of vaporized nicotine syrup from e-cigarettes have risen across the country, so have concerns about potential negative health effects. SF States new smoking policy will ban their use on campus beginning Sept. 8.

Genshaft speaks on USF's past, present and future
The Oracle - September 10, 2015

USF has plans to create new student housing that will provide 1,100 new beds and Genshaft said the Tampa campus will be tobacco free by this spring.

Athens Voice 9-10-15
Athens News - September 10, 2015

"Concerning the OU non-smoking policy. It's high time that the university implemented this sort of smoking band on campus. For years, non-smokers had been ...

Call police if you see someone smoking, University of Illinois tells ...
The College Fix - September 9, 2015

The Daily Illini reports that the administration sent a campuswide email Tuesday announcing changes to the Smoke Free Campus Policy, instituted less than two ...

Smoke-Free Act a breath of fresh air for campus
IV Leader - September 9, 2015

I was taking my friend to return her books at the bookstore late this summer, when lo and behold, a sign is standing right at the entrance declaring the campus ...

Editorial: Don't blow smoke; enforce smoking ban
Daily Illini - September 9, 2015

The University became a smoke-free campus in January of 2014 - but that's not ... still struggle with recognizing where smoking is banned, and where smokers can ... We understand the obvious struggle enforcing a smoking ban when...

"Blow Bubbles, not Smoke" event celebrates tobacco free campus
The Southern News - September 8, 2015

Southern is among roughly over 1,500 campuses that have joined the tobacco-free wave, according to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation ...

Is there really a ban on smoking at CSU?
The Cauldron (subscription ) September 8, 2015

The nation as a whole is trying to be healthy and ban smoking altogether. ... Smoking was banned at CSU to promote a healthy living environment The CDC ...

St. Luke's stands by smoker ban
Allentown Morning Call - September 4, 2015

Five years after implementing a prohibition against hiring smokers, St. Luke's University Health Network officials believe the network is reaping rewards from its controversial policy. Today, the network employs relatively few smokers at its Pennsylvania hospitals and doctor offices.

Smoking ban is Loyola's right
The Maroon - September 3, 2015

In case you didn't know, youre not allowed to smoke on our campus anymore. In fact, your'e not even allowed to chew tobacco or use e-cigs. Tulane has been smoke-free for over a year now, and an organization called Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights reports that, since this past July, almost 1,600 campuses across the country have similar policies.

Not so smoke free campus
Oswegonian - September 3, 2015

As a freshman entering Oswego State, I was required to sit through the necessary and drawn-out orientation session on the schools drugs, alcohol, and tobacco policy. Fall 2015 is supposed to be Oswego States second semester as a completely smoke free campus but in reality, it is not. There are many influences that affect the smoking and non-smoking communities, including the compelling and vibrant truth commercials, yet also many ...

EBERLY: Smoking ban is arbitrary, scapegoat for other pollutants
BG News [Bowling Green State U. (BGSU)] - September 3, 2015

It's ridiculous. It's arbitrary. And ultimately more of a nuisance than smoking in the first place. If Bowling Green State University truly wishes to support an initiative to promote "clean air" on campus, there are many other pollutants besides cigarette

University Housing bans e-cigarettes in residence halls
USD Volante Online - September 2, 2015

Smoking was banned on campus in January 2013 under the Student ... The SGA considered including electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in the spring ...

Suffolk Community College Celebrates Tobacco Free Campuses - September 2, 2015

The smoke free policy began the first day of classes on August 27. Pictured: (back row) The Suffolk Shark mascot, Dr. Jason Hitner, college medical director; ...

Is Syracuse University's Smoke-Free Campus Policy Really Working?
TWC News - September 2, 2015

SYRACUSE N.Y. -- Since July 1, Syracuse University has been entirely tobacco-free. It's one of the first signs you'll see on campus, and it's a welcome change ...

"Vaping": possibly healthier, not the best solution
The Southern News - September 2, 2015

Under the newly enacted "Tobacco Free Campus Policy," the use of all tobacco products has been prohibited on campus. So, vaping is not allowed on campus, ...

Vaping on LSU's Campus
LSU The Reveille - September 2, 2015

Even though the contents of e-cigarettes are undetermined, Louisiana law requires all post secondary institutions in the state of Louisiana to be smoke free.

UNH Calls It Quits
Charger Bulletin - September 2, 2015

With the Smoke Free Campus, UNH is joining 1,577 other universities across the country." Signs around campus remind students, faculty and staff alike that ...

MURPHY APPLAUDS SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE ... (press release) - September 2, 2015

"Plain and simple, going tobacco- and smoke-free is one of the best ways a campus can help improve the health of its students and faculty. I will do whatever I ...

Consequences for tobacco ban breakers still uncertain
The State News - September 2, 2015

He said that the current smoking regulations have forced him to live off campus and that he's not sure the ban will be effective once it is implemented on Aug...

Mackay Smoking Area to Stay Despite University Ban
KOLO - September 1, 2015

RENO, NV - Smoking has been banned on the University of Nevada campus for a month and so far the policy has been working. "It has been going great.

SCSU becomes first state university to ban tobacco
WFSB - September 1, 2015

Southern Connecticut State University announced last month that it now has a campus-wide policy that prohibits smoking and tobacco use on its property.

Take smoking off the sidewalks
The University of Hawaii - September 1, 2015

Daniel Murata / Ka Leo O Hawai'i Initially scheduled for 2014, the campus-wide smoking ban when into effect on Aug. 17

LSU reminds fans of Tiger Stadium policies - September 1, 2015

LSU is a tobacco-free campus, so smoking is prohibited. Use of any tobacco product is prohibited, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc ...

EMU goes tobacco-free
Eastern Echo - September 1, 2015

Eastern Michigan University adopted a tobacco-free campus policy July 1, banning all tobacco products across campus. A committee of students, faculty and ...

Nevada Campus Slowly Implements "Tobacco-Free" Stance
KTVN - September 1, 2015

As of August 1, 2015, the University of Nevada became a 'tobacco- free campus.' Smoking or chewing tobacco, and even smoking e-cigarettes are being ...

Southern to blow bubbles, not smoke today
CT Post - August 31, 2015

NEW HAVEN - Southern Connecticut State University plans to celebrate its decision to go 100 percent tobacco free on Monday. The new policy at Southern went into effect Aug. 25, 2015 and includes electronic cigarettes as well as tobacco products.

In the wake of new policies, USC needs to be smoke-free
Daily Trojan Online - August 30, 2015

On Aug. 27, the California Senate approved a package of six bills restricting tobacco use. Most notable of the six was a motion to raise the smoking age in the state from 18 to 21, which would directly affect students on college campuses. Due to the many health hazards associated with cigarettes, universities, especially USC, should echo these anti-tobacco measures. Since 2011, the adoption of tobacco-free campuses has rapidly increased. In October 2011, only 586 college campuses reported entirely smoke-free policies. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, as of July 2015, 1,577 campuses are completely smoke-free. ...

Ban on smoking is ineffective, ignores international students
Daily Trojan Online - August 30, 2015

In a historic anti-smoking move, the California State Senate voted last Thursday to increase the smoking age to 21 and prohibit e-cigarettes from public places that ban traditional smoking. The motion to restrict the presence of smoking echoes an institutional shift toward non-smoking, especially in higher education. Earlier this month, the University of Hawaii at Manoa ...

If you want a smoke, chances are you'll be having it off campus
USA Today - August 28, 2015

Students at an increasing number of colleges nationwide must smoke tobacco products off campus thanks to a spike in schools with tobacco-free and smoke-free policies, according to a report from American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation (ANRF). The report from ANRF, an educational nonprofit organization, says that over 1,500 campuses nationwide were 100% smoke-free as of July, with slightly over 1,000 being fully tobacco-free. Also, a rapidly growing number (710) now also prohibit the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, anywhere on campus, according to the report.

Smoke and Mirrors: A One-Year Review of the UA's Tobacco and ...
Arizona Daily Wildcat - August 28, 2015

"Even when the ban wasn't in place at all, I'd always try to find like a corner, a nook ... was permitted on campus, and her sophomore year, when it was banned. .... to enforce their respective tobacco bans, Northern Arizona University is moving ...

AS President makes plans to bring USD community together
USD Vista - August 28, 2015

18, USD became a Smoking and Tobacco-Free Campus. The initiative started through AS, and set up programs through the Health and Wellness Center to ...

CSULB Welcomes With Convocation
Gazette Newspapers - August 28, 2015

One of the signature accomplishments Conoley said she was looking forward to is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus by August 2016. A task force has helped ...

Smoking should be brought back on campus
Maroon - August 28, 2015

Repealing the smoking ban will restore individual freedom and prevent ... Banning smoking on campus will lead students to adopt other behaviors that are not ...

NMU students forge friendships over hookah
ABC 10 News NOW - August 28, 2015

These students say they use to smoke closer to their dorm but with the smoking ban, they had to move. The move closer to the street gives them more visibility ...

Athens man protests OU's smoking ban by standing in Hocking River
The Post - August 27, 2015

Wuscher was protesting Ohio University's recent campus-wide smoking ban, a rule ... "I certainly don't advocate for smoking, but I feel it ought to be an individual ...

No smoking policy: A breath of fresh air
Daily Egyptian - August 27, 2015

This legislation requires all state public universities to enforce no smoking ... pens will have no such luck either, as those are also banned under the new policies. ... Goldsmith believes the smoking ban will be a successful one, as there have ...

With OU banning tobacco, show some pity to the smokers
Athens NEWS - August 27, 2015

A smoking ban enacted this past summer prohibits smoking not just in campus buildings but on all campus grounds as well. Smoking is even prohibited in cars ...

Still no consequences for smoking on OU's campus
The Post - August 26, 2015

Ohio University banned smoking on campus weeks ago, and a crew is going around to ... With Ohio University's smoking ban going into effect this semester, The ..

What's the deal
Colorado Springs Independent - August 26, 2015

All of this raises questions about the current marijuana environment on the region's ... students," says Hutton, "though it also is not allowed in campus housing."...

Smoke-Free Campus
Western Courier (subscription) - August 26, 2015

A year after a controversial act was passed by the Illinois legislature forbidding the smoking of tobacco on all public university property, the ban officially took ...

UH's tobacco-free policy aims for a healthier community
The Daily Cougar - August 26, 2015

With the goal of creating a more positive and healthy place for students, the University became tobacco free on Aug. 17. ...

Remembering Elson Floyd
The Spokesman Review - August 26, 2015

Floyd helped students achieve a smoking ban on campus, approved a university program that rates housing options in Pullman and approved extended library ...

Banning smoking on campus just alienates smokers
The Daily Cougar - August 26, 2015

Banning smoking on campus just alienates smokers ... Wellness, the ban came from "our social responsibility to promote the health, wellbeing and safety ... Designated smoking areas were established as part of a gradual "effort to phase in the ...

NIU wants smoking ban on DeKalb streets
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - August 25, 2015

DeKALB - Northern Illinois University is seeking the city's permission to enforce its smoking ban on city-owned streets that run through - and are adjacent to ...

ASU: A breath of (almost) fresh air
The State Press - August 25, 2015

Prior to this, the policy was community enforced. ASU identifies itself as 100 percent tobacco-free, as well as 100 percent smoke-free, but is that actually possible ...

UI bans use of e-cigarettes, other tobacco products
KCCI Des Moines - August 25, 2015

Campus and other university-owned buildings have been smoke-free since 2008 ... Under the Tobacco Free Campus policy, the following are banned: cigars, ... The university said the ban extends to residence halls, Finkbine Golf Course, ...

Smoking e-cigarettes: An unhealthy alternative
The Daily Athenaeum - August 25, 2015

Although smoking tobacco cigarettes in public is now considered taboo, especially on West Virginia University's tobacco-free campus, smoking e-cigarettes is a ...

USG sets goals for school year
BG News - August 25, 2015

BGSU already is a clean air campus but USG is also working towards a tobacco free policy on campus. Parker said, "It is really just a small working group right ...

Official smoking area returns to campus
Ball State Daily - August 24, 2015

Since the ban was implemented, smokers would gather on the borders of campus, in areas like Petty Road, sometimes disrupting those who live in that area.

CSUN officially smoke free campus
Daily Sundial - August 24, 2015

The smoke-and-tobacco free policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes ... Students appear to be reacting positively to the banthus far, even declaring ...

Insight: Does the city enforce its smoking ban on hospital, university campuses?
Denton Record Chronicle - August 24, 2015

Both Texas Woman's University and the University of North Texas have bannedsmoking on their grounds, both indoors and outside. But those bans aren't tied to ...

Editorial: OU's smoking ban needs teeth to actually work
The Post - August 23, 2015

The difference is that OU enacted a campus-wide smoking ban just a few weeks ago, snuffing out the possibility of students lighting up hookahs, cigarettes or e-cigs upon arrival. Frankly, we find ourselves agreeing with The Tobacco-Free Initiative a campus not plagued with the scent of tobacco sounds excellent.

EKU to Begin Ticketing for Tobacco Related Violations
WEKU - August 23, 2015

Beginning next month, anyone caught smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco on Eastern Kentucky University campuses could be ticketed. EKU officials are cracking down on offenders after declaring all campuses tobacco free more than a year ago.

San Jose State tobacco, vaping ban takes effect
San Jose Mercury News - August 22, 2015

When students returned to classes last week, San Jose State students were greeted by baby blue banners and posters advertising the campus's new smoking ban rather than throngs of students and teachers puffing away. Effective Aug. 1, all tobacco products and e-cigarettes were banned at SJSU following years of efforts to gauge student opinions of on-campus tobacco use and come up with a comprehensive smoking policy.

Fall semester at SIUE begins with numerous changes - August 21, 2015

As move-in day for incoming freshmen and upperclassmen studying this fall at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville That is not the only thing that has changed about SIUE. As of July 1, 2015, the SIUE campus is now smoke-free. This ban was implemented after the state of Illinois passed the Smoke Free Campus Act in Aug. 2014. Students, staff and other university visitors are banned from smoking any and all tobacco related products, according to SIUEs new rule. This includes the use of traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and vaporizer pens. A smoke free task force was organized by the university to enforce the policy. Anyone found to be violating the act would be disciplined in accordance to the progressive discipline policy the university has in place.

Smoking ban is what's best for campus
Spartan Daily - August 20, 2015

... It's not like the pot smokers in the dorms ever followed the rules to begin with. I had the chance to ...

Stop tackling issues in only black and white
Spartan Daily - August 20, 2015

When the email regarding the tobacco ban was sent out, for some people it was a ... Banning everyone from smoking on campus, even outdoors, is punishing ...

Ohio University's new smoking ban relies on public shaming, not ...
The College Fix - August 20, 2015

Ohio University's new smoking ban relies on public shaming, not fines - for now ... the university's home of Athens also banned the use of "all tobacco products" ...

Student vote sparks action for tobacco-free campus
Kearney Hub - August 19, 2015

Of those smoke-free campuses, more than 1,000 are completely tobacco-free. Other University of Nebraska campuses that have gone tobacco-free are the ...

BAM: Laws are on the books for BSU students
Muncie Star Press - August 19, 2015

Among the conduct prohibited in a Muncie city ordinance covering noise are ... (For those interested, 795 pages of city ordinances are online at ... Smoking is prohibited in, and within eight feet of, nearly all public buildings.

New initiative prohibits smoking on campus grounds
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - August 19, 2015

In 2006, the State of Hawai'i prohibited smoking in most public enclosed or partially enclosed areas. From Jan. 1, 2016, the ban will expand to e-cigarettes.

OU to extinguish the flames with new campus-wide smoking ban
The Post - August 19, 2015

However, individuals will be allowed to smoke at any location off campus. ... Although he is in favor of the smoking ban, he thinks the new policy could be hard to ...

Habit breakers
Iowa News - August 18, 2015

The UI's tobacco-free policy amends the university's current smoke-free campus policy, which prohibits cigarette and cigar smoking on the UI campus. Among ...

Broward College Transitioning to Tobacco-Free / Smoke-Free Campus
Newswise (press release) - August 18, 2015

Newswise - Effective with the start of the Fall 2015 semester on Monday, August 24, Broward College will be a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus.

Highland Community College Goes Tobacco-Free
WIFR - August 17, 2015

FREEPORT (WIFR) - A local campus is going completely tobacco free as students head back to the classroom. Class is back in session at Highland Community ...

Loyola U.-New Orleans wants to protect students from themselves
Campus Reform - August 17, 2015

The ban includes e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, and is stricter than the ban required at public colleges and universities. All public colleges and universities in Louisiana were required by state law to adopt a smoke-free policy for their campuses as of August 1, and although the mandate does not apply to private institutions, Loyola opted not only to voluntarily follow suit, but to implement a far more restrictive policy than is mandated for its public counterparts.

UH Manoa smoking ban in effect starting Monday
Hawaii News Now - August 17, 2015

Officials began Monday implementing a ban on smoking at all indoor and outdoor areas on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, including inside privately-owned vehicles on campus. In addition, a "courtesy zone" along the sidewalk perimeters of campus areas is established to help prevent tobacco smoke blow back into campus areas. Officials had initially planned to implement the ban July 1, but chose to utilize the time before the start of fall semester to make sure all signage and notification was complete. The use of tobacco products including electronic smoking devices (ESD) such as e-cigarettes are prohibited at all state universities and community colleges across Hawaii. The same restrictions are in place for public K-12 schools.

Wayne State to join majority of Michigan universities with smoke-free policy
Detroit Metro Times (blog) - August 10, 2015

According to a July 1 report by the American Nonsmoker's Rights Foundation, there are currently at least 1,577 100-percent smoke free campuses across the ...

Ohio University joins no-tobacco movement
Columbus Dispatch - August 9, 2015

OUs ban is the most recent in what Bronson Frick calls an accelerating trend toward tobacco-free campuses. Frick is the associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, which tracks the tobacco policies of college campuses. He said the bans have contributed to a declining number of smokers in college. The trend toward smokefree environments has had a major impact on the social acceptability of smoking, Frick said.

Nelsonville-York campus goes tobacco free
Athens Messenger (registration) - August 7, 2015

Nelsonville-York is the latest school campus to go tobacco free, following Ohio University and Hocking College, which approved tobacco-free policies this ...

Highland Community College prepares for a smoke-free, tobacco-free year
Journal Standard - August 6, 2015

Highland Community College will greet nearly 400 new, first-time students when classes begin on Aug. 17. Theyll quickly learn that state legislators passed the Smoke-Free Campus Act. Taking effect last month, the legislation bans smoking on state-supported colleges and universities. Fliers posted around the Freeport campus ban smoking, tobacco use, and e-cigarettes use from property which includes grounds, facilities and college-owned vehicles.

HACC's tobacco ban starts Monday
LancasterOnline - August 6, 2015

On Monday, Aug. 10, HACC will become a tobacco-free institution. Period. The community college says it is barring tobacco use on all its property, inside or outside, including parking lots and HACC-owned vehicles. That includes HACC's Lancaster campus at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike. The campus serves about 4,700 students, nearly one-quarter of HACC's enrollment.

OUS campus now tobacco-free
Huntington Herald Dispatch - August 6, 2015

IRONTON As of Saturday, Ohio University Southern is officially a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes (e.g., bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and ...

OU employees won't be fired for lighting up, but could be written up
Athens NEWS - August 5, 2015

University partly clarifies enforcement efforts and consequences for violating new campus tobacco ban...

Effective Aug. 1: MAC Embraces Tobacco-Free Movement
Daily Journal Online - August 5, 2015

As Mineral Area College celebrates its 50th year, the community college has decided its time to give up tobacco. The Board of Trustees at its June meeting approved tobacco-free policy which became effective Aug. 1 for all MAC properties. The initiative prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-vapor, chewing tobacco and other forms of tobacco in and on MAC buildings, grounds and outreach centers.

OUS implements new tobacco-free policy
Ironton Tribune - August 5, 2015

IRONTON Ohio University Southern is now a tobacco-free following new university policies that will prohibit the use of all forms of tobacco on the two OUS ...

Northcentral Technical College bans tobacco on all campuses
WJFW-TV - August 5, 2015

As of August 1st, all NTC campuses ban tobacco on campus, including chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes. NTC staff sees this as a way to protect student health.

WKCTC Now Tobacco-Free Campus
SurfKY News - August 4, 2015

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is now a tobacco-free institution. The policy went into effect Aug. 1, 2015. WKCTC's tobacco-free policy includes all forms of tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizing devices, electronic cigarettes and ...

San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free Campus
CBS Local - August 4, 2015

According to a university statement, the policy applies to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Hookah smoking, even without tobacco, is also banned.

OU's Athens campus now officially tobacco-free
Athens NEWS - August 3, 2015

On Saturday (Aug. 1), Ohio University began implementing its tobacco-free policy, which bans use of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, hookahs and the like on all of the universitys Athens campus and facilities.

WKCTC goes tobacco-free ($$)
Paducah Sun - August 1, 2015

The tobacco-free policy includes all forms of tobacco, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaporizing devices, electronic cigarettes and ...

Berry College banning tobacco on campus
Rome News-Tribune - July 31, 2015

I am proud to lead Berry College as we become tobacco free, said Berry College President Steven Briggs. Together we can make a positive statement about ...


University of South Alabama now officially tobacco-free - July 30, 2015

"Excuse me, you may not be aware, but University of South Alabama is a tobacco-free campus, meaning that tobacco products are prohibited on University of ...

Berry College tobacco ban begins Aug. 1
Atlanta Journal Constitution - July 30, 2015

Smoking is not allowed now in campus buildings or on the Martha Berry Museum and Oak Hill properties, but will be banned campus-wide under the new policy.

OU goes tobacco free on Saturday
Athens Messenger (registration) - July 30, 2015

...1, marks the beginning of the new Tobacco-Free Policy on Ohio University's Athens Campus. The university is transitioning to a tobacco-free campus based on ...

MAC to be a tobacco-free campus

IRONTON Ohio University Southern is going smoke-free starting ...
The Independent - July 30, 2015

IRONTON Ohio University Southern is going smoke-free starting Saturday, Dean Nicole Pennington said. The Ironton branch is joining Ohio University's main ...

Loyola becomes smoke-free campus
Maroon - July 29, 2015

Loyola University New Orleans will officially become a smoke-free campus starting Friday, August 1, 2015, banning the use of all tobacco products on property ...

Daily Journal Online - June 17, 2015

Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, smokeless pouches, any form of loose-leaf, smokeless tobacco and the use of...

LMU going tobacco free
Middlesboro Daily News - July 28, 2015

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will launch a Tobacco-Free Campus policy on Aug. 1, at which time the use of tobacco will be prohibited on LMU property....

New tobacco ban for Fairmont State and Pierpont campus - The ...
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) - July 27, 2015

FAIRMONT - A new smoking ban will take effect Aug. 1 on the shared campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College…

Residents testify about success of Blue Zones Project
Albert Lea Tribune - July 27, 2015

The report specifically mentioned Riverland Community College's tobacco-free campus policy, healthy snack stations, walking routes and fitness activities as ...

Arizona Daily Wildcat :: Tobacco ban puts out unhealthy habits
Arizona Daily Wildcat - July 22, 2015

"With each incoming class we're going to have a new cohort of students that come to the UA understanding that it is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment.

SCC tobacco-free come fall - Sampson Independent
Sampson Independent - July 22, 2015

Up until now, Sampson Community College has been in the minority in not having a smoke-free designation, according to Gancer. Even now that the step has ...

Syracuse University Tobacco-Free, truth® Campaign Celebrates ...
Uloop News - July 20, 2015

The number of colleges and universities with 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policies has tripled in recent years, growing from 446 campuses in 2010 to ...

UNF Bans Smoking On Campus
WJCT NEWS - July 17, 2015

The smoking ban at UNF includes parking lots and garages, residential buildings and recreational facilities. And there will be no designated smoking areas.

SCC Trustees: College will be smoke-free
Sampson Independent - July 16, 2015

In a split vote, the Sampson Community College Board of Trustees sided in favor of making the college campus a smoke-free one following a lengthy discussion ...

Readers react to campus smoking ban
The Journal News | - July 15, 2015

On a recent, errand-filled Saturday, I was struck by just how many smokers I encountered in my travels, mostly in their cars or outside stores or restaurants.

E-cigarettes included in new Michigan State campus-wide ban of ... - June 17, 2015

EAST LANSING - Use of any tobacco product - including e-cigarettes and other vaporizers - will be banned on Michigan State's campus starting in August ...

MSU Board of Trustees approve increased tuition and smoking ban
The State News - June 17, 2015

MSU Board of Trustees approve increased tuition and smoking ban ... stress of increased costs can't be eased with a cigarette, because that was banned too.

Smoke-free FHSU
Hays Daily News - June 16, 2015

Initial consensus showed support for the current policy (smoking only allowed in ... "Knowing" what's best for others and imposing a ban on choices still legal for ...

LTC going completely smoke-free
The Daily Record - June 16, 2015

Former Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act last year. It prohibits smoking on ... It also bans the use of tobacco in university-owned vehicles. The ban extends to students, faculty, staff and guests. LTC officials said ...

MSU Board of Trustees to meet Wednesday
MSUToday - June 15, 2015

Adoption of an amended smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking and the use of tobacco products on campus. Authorization to proceed with ...

Smoking could be banned at Michigan State University, trustees to ... - June 15, 2015

Iowa banned smoking at both public and private colleges. In Michigan, all of the University of Michigan campuses -- in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint -- ban smoking. ... Spring Arbor University and 15 community colleges all have smoking bans ...

Local colleges prepare for July 1 smoking ban
WREX-TV - June 12, 2015

In less than three week, public college campuses must go smoke free in Illinois. Lawmakers passed the Smoke Free Campus Act last year.

Joliet Junior College Going Smoke Free - June 11, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Joliet Junior College, along with all state-supported institutions of higher education, will become a smoke-free campus following the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act which was signed into law last year. Also prohibited are e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes. Violations of the Act or board policy may be enforced by issuance of citations carrying up to a $250 fine, use ...

FHSU to enforce campus-wide tobacco ban
Hays Daily News - June 11, 2015

For those who smoke, there will no longer be a designated area to light up a cigarette on the Fort Hays State University campus starting July 2016. Actually, all forms of tobacco, whether smoked or smokeless, will officially be prohibited under the upcoming policy. That includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Faculty member files second injunction against University tobacco ban
The Daily Athenaeum - June 9, 2015

West Virginia University faculty member Dennis Cole has filed his second injunction against WVUs tobacco ban, calling the policy both unconstitutional and inconsistent.

Vassar College's smoke-free campus policy takes effect next month
Mid-Hudson News - June 9, 2015

... smoking products, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, and any non-FDA-approved nicotine delivery devices or products such as e-cigarettes.

Campus Community Sees a Positive Difference with Smoke Free Policy
UCR Today (press release) - June 9, 2015

A survey of nearly 2,000 students, staff, and faculty at UC Riverside has revealed a significant portion of the campus community has noticed a decrease in second-hand smoke exposure after UCR became a smoke and tobacco free university in 2014.

UW groups advocate for smoke- and tobacco-free campus
Dailyuw - June 5, 2015

While the UWs current smoke and tobacco policy is a far cry from that of the 1990s, when students could swipe their Husky Card to purchase cigarettes, various student groups continue to advocate for a 100-percent tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

FHSU campus to go tobacco free in 2016
Hays Post - June 4, 2015

After creating a Tobacco Task Force in September 2014, Fort Hays State Universitys Presidents Cabinet has approved the groups recommendation for the campus to be entirely tobacco free, effective July 1, 2016. This includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices as well. An email from President Mirta M. Martin said, All university grounds, both indoors and outdoors, are ...

American River College to join ranks of nonsmoking campuses
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015

ARC will prohibit smoking, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and similar products throughout the campus starting Jan. 1. The ban extends to outdoor spaces, ...

Tobacco and e-cigs now banned on UMass Dartmouth campus
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times - June 4, 2015

...effective June 1. The University developed an accessible smoking cessation program to help current smokers quit since announcing the new campus-wide smoking policy in May 2014.

Salus University's Cheltenham campus goes smoke-free
Montgomery Newspapers - June 4, 2015

... Joining 11 other schools in the state to have smoking bans in place, almost 1,200 ... The ban also extends to Salus' satellite campuses known as The Eye ...

Del Mar college goes 100% "smoke-free"
KRIS Corpus Christi News - June 4, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI - Del Mar College is now joining the hundreds of college campuses around the nation as 100% smoke-free. Starting in the fall, no smoking is ...

OSU Smoking Ban Recap
The Corvallis Advocate - June 3, 2015

... smoking-ban Last week, The Barometer described OSU as a campus littered with thousands of cigarette butts and hundreds of students who refused to heed ...

Social enforcement of smoking flames out
The State Press - June 3, 2015

In fact, when Tempe Undergraduate Student Government passed the ban in 2012, the initiative was supposed to focus on education, not penalties.

University of New Haven goes tobacco-free
USA TODAY College - June 2, 2015

... Quinnipiac University and other campuses in the state to be tobacco- free and smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

University of New Haven Campuses Ban Smoking, Tobacco
NBC Connecticut - June 2, 2015

Now smoking, tobacco and e-cigarettes are prohibited to use on campus. Signs have been posted everywhere on campus saying the University of New Haven is ...

HSU Adopts Campus-Wide No-Smoking Policy
Big Country Homepage - June 1, 2015

The university has announced its official adoption as a tobacco free campus. According to administrators, the purpose of the initiative is to promote a healthy and ...

Pacific University bans smoking and tobacco at Forest Grove Campus - June 1, 2015

Pacific joined the university's other campuses as a smoke-free environment. Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn locations had already been smoke-free. The ban ...

University of New Haven to ban tobacco products campus-wide
WTNH - June 1, 2015

The University of New Haven is kicking off a campus-wide ban on all tobacco products with a celebration on Monday. As of June 1 the university is banning and tobacco as well as electronic cigarettes on its campuses in West Haven and Orange. The policy applies to all outdoor ...

OU isn't just blowing smoke on its upcoming campus-wide smoking ban
The Post - June 1, 2015

Starting in August, Ohio University students will not have the option to light up a cigarette on campus, as OUs Tobacco-Free Initiative goes into effect. The Tobacco-Free Initiative encompasses all nicotine, tobacco-derived and plant-based products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah and ...

EMU's smoking ban is a good thing
Eastern Echo - May 31, 2015

For these reasons, Eastern Michigan University will be implementing a new policy on July 1, which will ban the use of tobacco on campus. This new policy will ban cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes, oral tobacco and nasal tobacco ...

VC smoking ban takes first steps
Miscellany News - May 31, 2015

Rules against open-air smoking are gaining traction in many colleges across the country. City of New York Colleges went smoke-free in the fall of 2012, followed by State of New York Colleges in 2014. According to the Smoke Free website, Vassar will join the list of around 1500 smoke-free colleges and universities.

Smoking areas benefit whole campus community
The Easterner - May 30, 2015

Although my personal preference would be a completely smoke-free campus, I can recognize the problems with that shiftthe most prominent being that ...

Pacific University to go smoke-free on Sunday, May 31 (blog) - May 28, 2015

Smoking of any kind on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus will be prohibited beginning Sunday, May 31 as a result of a university policy change made last year. The ban includes smoking of all tobacco products, as well as hookah and e-cigarettes. Additionally, the use of all types of tobacco products, including smokeless ...

Campus Police Issue Smoking Citations
El Vaquero - May 28, 2015

As the first community college in the area to prohibit on-campus smoking, for both ... Today, the smoking ban is common knowledge for Glendale College ...

Resources to help quit smoking
Illinois State University Stories - May 27, 2015

Illinois State University joins more than 700 colleges and universities nation-wide that have smoke- and/or tobacco-free policies creating environments that ...

ASU to crack down on tobacco-free policy
The State Press - May 24, 2015

After the failure of a social enforcement model to deter tobacco use on campus, ASU will begin taking further measures to enforce the universitys tobacco-free policy this June. We should promote a non-smoking environment on campus, Sharma said after he expressed his own willingness to join the tobacco-free enforcement team ...

Northwestern student government nixes campus tobacco ban
Chicago Tribune - May 22, 2015

Northwestern University's Associated Student Government (ASG) has snuffed out a student-led health initiative to make the Evanston campus "tobacco free." But those who proposed the ban said they hope to take their fight to the entire student body next year in the form of a referendum.

Hartnell Approves Policy for a Smoke-Free Campus
KCBA - May 21, 2015

The Hartnell Community College Governing Board has announced that they approved a policy to make their campus smoke-free. It recognizes that smoke from cigarettes, pipes, and/or cigars, vapor from e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products are hazardous to health; therefore, it is ...

Senate rejects tobacco-free campus proposal
Daily Northwestern - May 21, 2015

Weinberg sophomore Alec Blumenthal speaks in favor of a resolution that asked the University to ban tobacco on campus. The resolution failed with 16 votes for, ...

Smoking on campus remains problematic
Dailybarometer - May 20, 2015

Parks, libraries, public bus stations and government buildings are designated smoke-free. The policies require people to be 10 feet away from a government ...

West Slope College Goes Tobacco-Free
KVNF Public Radio - May 20, 2015

More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. are tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ... The Delta-Montrose Technical College will be a tobacco-free school.

Keep UD safe
UDaily - May 20, 2015

"Everybody is expected to abide by the tobacco-free campus policy, for the health and safety for themselves and those who live and work at UD," McSweeney ...

Johnson & Wales will go tobacco-free on Providence campus on ...
The Providence Journal - May 19, 2015

... than 1,500 U.S. college campuses around the country that are smoke-free, ... known as "vaping" -- are banned from all college facilities, property (indoors and ...

JWU to become RI's first tobacco-free campus
WPRI-TV 12 - May19, 2015

According to the Americans for Non Smokers' Rights, more than 1,500 college campuses across the country have become smoke-free since Jan.

Broward College will soon be tobacco free
Miami Herald - May 19, 2015

Today, there are about 1,500 institutions banning smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Among the South Florida institutions to ...

John Wood Community College goes smoke free
WGEM - May 18, 2015

The new policy went into effect on Monday and puts the college in line with the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act. According to Chief of Campus Police Bill LaTour ...

Broward College Transitions To Tobacco-Free
CBS Local - May 18, 2015

Broward College is transitioning to a tobacco and smoke-free environment.

Assembly should let campus decide on tobacco ban
Reno Gazette Journal - May 15, 2015

Cigarette smoking causes an estimated 443,000 deaths each year, including just under 50,000 deaths caused by secondhand smoke, according to the National ...

BC-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WV - May 15, 2015

TOBACCO BAN: For a second time, a West Virginia man is challenging the tobacco ban at state college campuses.

Southern Connecticut State University goes tobacco-free
CT News (blog) - May 14, 2015

In the its [sic] about time department, Southern Connecticut State University has announced it will become a tobacco-free campus later this ...

ASG considers tobacco resolution, approves student life VP
Daily Northwestern - May 14, 2015

A request for a tobacco-free campus goes further than one for a smoke-free campus, because the former includes a ban on electronic cigarettes and chewing ...

University of Evansville campus to become smoke-free
Washington Times Herald - May 14, 2015

The University of Evansville campus will become smoke-free starting Aug. 1.

UAB revises on-campus smoking policy to address e-cigarettes, vaping
Alabama's News Leader - May 13, 2015

"Following review of faculty and staff requests for policy guidance to address the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizer pens on campus, such devices are now addressed in UAB's updated smoking policy.

Del Mar College board approves smoking ban
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - May 13, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Del Mar College Board of Regents unanimously approved a ban on all tobacco products on campus effective in the fall semester. The ban will encompass all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigarettes, vaping pens, chewing tobacco and any other products or devices. "I am aware of ...

Southern Connecticut State University adopts tobacco-free policy
New Haven Register - May 13, 2015

The policy calls for the prohibition of smoking and tobacco use including e-cigarettes in all SCSU facilities and outdoor areas of campus without exception.

UNH, SCSU Campuses Going Smoke-Free
NBC Connecticut - May 13, 2015

Two University of New Haven campuses are going smoke-free effective next month and Southern Connecticut State University is going tobacco-free in August.

Thank you for not smoking
CSULA University Times - May 12, 2015

Smoking is a topic that has been debated for years, and students should be concerned when others are smoking in prohibited areas. With secondhand smoke ...

UE becomes tobacco free in August
Evansville Courier & Press - May 12, 2015

EVANSVILLE - In an effort to create a healthier campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the University of Evansvilles campus will become 100 percent tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1. The campuswide tobacco-free policy bans the use of all tobacco products including smoked, smokeless and electronic cigarettes anywhere on campus grounds including buildings, athletics facilities, parking areas and at all campus events and functions.

Campus smoking bans good for all: Letter
Reno Gazette Journal - May 11, 2015

... prepared to become tomorrow's leaders and tobacco or nicotine in any form, including chewing and electronic cigarettes, have no place in such a setting.

Duques terrace closed because of continued smoking
GW Hatchet (subscription) - May 11, 2015

The University restricted access to the terrace on the sixth floor of Duques Hall because of continued smoking there, University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said. He said officials initially tried placing signs warning that the terrace would be closed if people continued smoking there. Qasim said he has smoked in front of the Smoke-Free GW signs around campus and that he has never seen the policy enforced. There should be somewhere ...

First in the US: San Francisco bans chewing tobacco in ball parks
Christian Science Monitor - May 9, 2015

San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Stanford University banned all tobacco sales last year, The Christian Science Monitor reported: 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.

Students, Evanston residents revive effort to make Northwestern's campus tobacco-free
Daily Northwestern - May 8, 2015

Students are renewing an effort to make Northwesterns campus tobacco-free and will present a resolution to ASG next week on the issue. The proposal asks for a tobacco-free campus, which differs from a smoke-free policy because it also prohibits electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

University of Kansas delays campus wide tobacco ban for a year to July 2016
Greenfield Daily Reporter - May 8, 2015

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( ) the current policy bans smoking, including e-cigarettes, in or near buildings. The proposed policy ...

5 things you need to know about the upcoming tobacco-free campus ...
FHSU University Leader - May 8, 2015

In terms of electronic cigarettes, state statute or city ordinance doesn't cover that but the university policy does Whether you're a faculty member, a staff ...

Cuesta College considering tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - May 7, 2015

A recent survey found 56 percent of students are in favor of having a tobacco-free campus, while 44-percent are in favor of keeping designated smoking areas.

UC Riverside Recognized for Health & Wellness by the American Heart Association
UCR Today (press release) - May 7, 2015

UCR has proved its dedication to wellness through becoming a smoke and tobacco free campus, and dedicating a full-time wellness program coordinator.

HCC Board of Trustees present awards
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - May 7, 2015

Among them, he made a presentation on tobacco-free school policy during the Legacy Foundation's briefing at the AACC Annual Conference on April 20.

Blocking smoking bill bolsters freedom: Letter
Reno Gazette Journal - May 6, 2015

... passage of UNR President Johnson's bill to prohibit smoking on the UNR campus [Assembly Republicans skeptical of college smoking ban, News, April 29].

Controversal anti-smoking debate lights up in the Forest
Acorn - May 5, 2015

The issue of smoking at Drew has recently come into the spotlight. After Wataniyah and KUUMBAs April 19 hookah event several students and faculty have started a discussion about how smoking and tobacco use are handled on campus.

SKCTC addressing tobacco use
The Harlan Daily Enterprise - May 4, 2015

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has announced its plan to join a national movement to address smoking and tobacco use at community college campuses throughout the United States. Through a grant from Legacy, the national public health organization responsible for the national truth smoking prevention campaign, SKCTC will encourage students, faculty and school administration to adopt a 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free policy.

Smoking is no longer cool: UH smoking ban is on the right track about changing the norm
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - May 4, 2015

While faced with implementation challenges, University of Hawaii at M noa is preparing to enforce the July 1 smoking ban by providing more resources to smokers and by promoting a cleaner and healthier environment. UH M noa is partnering with the tobacco prevention and education program and the State Department of Health in order to provide smokers with the help they need. The result will be a healthier and cleaner campus.

Big Tobacco smokes Warren Wilson College
Mountain Xpress - May 4, 2015

Today, that dumb, tobacco-friendly world is (mostly) long gone, and I much prefer what replaced it. Except, that is, when I visit Warren Wilson Colleges gorgeous campus. But out on that stunningly beautiful campus, the tobacco-friendly culture is one deadly tradition that neither the students nor the college is taking seriously. The smoking huts and bridge across campus, the hiking trails and walkways are filled with smokers and its not because there are only a few places for smokers to gather on campus. Its because Warren Wilson has cultivated a tobacco-friendly culture, actively resisting the growing trend of tobacco-free college campuses. As a result, the school has one of the highest rates of tobacco use of any campus in the country.

EDITORIAL: Assembly torches UNR's smoking ban effort
Las Vegas Review-Journal - May 3, 2015

A University of Nevada, Reno delegation was thoroughly schooled by lawmakers Wednesday in the very skill their institution is supposed to provide: critical ...

Eastern to implement smoking ban this summer
The Daily Eastern News - May 3, 2015

Illinois college campuses will be enforcing a smoke free environment starting July 1, 2015. Smoking cigarettes, cigars, and even e-cigarettes will be forbade on ...

Smoking to be banned on WIU campuses - May 2, 2015

Western Illinois University will soon be smoke-free. The action goes hand-in-hand with Illinois' Smoke-Free Campus Act. The legislation ... General there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke..

Students Excited, Going Tobacco Free at U of E - May 1, 2015

UE will enact a campus-wide tobacco-free policy beginning in August. It includes smoked, smokeless and electronic cigarettes on all campus grounds, including ...

EIU to prohibit smoking, use of tobacco products on campus
WAND - May 1, 2015

... products will be banned on all campus property, in accordance with the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act. The ban will also include e-cigarettes and vaporizers...

Modifications made to Smoke-Free Campus Act
Daily Illini - April 30, 2015

... in Illinois that are supported by the state will prohibit smoking on campus. ... report finding that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

WIU campuses to become smoke-free powered by KHQA - April 30, 2015

MACOMB, ILL. -- Western Illinois University is set to become a smoke-free campus starting on July 1, 2015 in compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus ...

SIU Carbondale to go smoke free July 1
KFVS - April 30, 2015

SIU will become one of nearly 1,200 college and university campuses in the United States to adopt a 100-percent-smoke-free campus, Sermersheim said.

'Smoke-free' isn't hurting college enrollments
Futurity: Research News - April 30, 2015

Colleges and universities that make their campuses smoke-free see no drop in applications or enrollment. A new study that examines data from 58 community colleges and 36 independent and private colleges and universities in North Carolina from 2001-2010, is the first to directly address the impact of such policies on enrollment and application numbers.

Smoke Free Campus could be better
Minnesota Daily - April 30, 2015

To solve this issue, the University should enforce the smoke-free policy by either having campus police hand out fines to violators or find alternative ways to ...

Nursing students mobilize for new smoke-free zones on campus
Setonian - April 29, 2015

Leaders in Healthcare is an organization run by students who belong in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program and this semester they have embarked on a new initiative to create a clean air, smoke free perimeter around campus buildings.

UE to become tobacco free next school year
14 News WFIE Evansville - April 29, 2015

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The University of Evansville announced Wednesday they will go tobacco free when students head back to class next school year. All smoked, smokeless, and electronic cigarettes will be prohibited on all campus property.

Removal of ashtrays a cause of more litter
Central Michigan Life - April 29, 2015

...The Royal Oak sophomore said since the smoking ban was revised and in effect July 1, 2014 requiring ashtrays to be removed from campus he has seen an increase in littering. "People are still going to smoke on campus. The issue now is they don't have anywhere to put their cigarette butts," Kwarsick said…

Smoke Free Task Force
Western Courier (subscription) - April 28, 2015

Western Illinois University has begun to make a step toward being a smoke-free university. In accordance with state legislation, all state universities must be smoke-free starting July 1, 2015.

Uncertainty surrounds smoking ban
The Daily Titan - April 27, 2015

... session at Cal State Fullerton, puffs of smoke fill the air from multiple students gathered outside the Humanities Building to smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

BSCTC Receives Grant to Implement Tobacco-Free Policy
WMKY - April 27, 2015

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) has received a grant from the American Legacy Foundation to help it implement a 100% Tobacco-Free college policy. Effective July 1, 2015, all BSCTC campuses will be 100% tobacco-free.

SGA passes tobacco-free resolution, swears in new Senate
Wichita State Sunflower - April 27, 2015

The 57th Wichita State Student Government Association finished its term in office Wednesday by passing a resolution in support of a tobacco-free campus. What is the purpose of eliminating e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco? Brinkmeyer asked. Both Douglas and Crabtree answered by saying the most effective ...

Guest Editorial: Going 'smoke free' at UAS will take more than a few campus signs
Juneau Empire - April 26, 2015

The University of Alaska Southeast campus goes tobacco free on July 1. According to the lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 1,543 campuses were tobacco free as of April 2. Arizona State University in ...

ASUU Senate Passes Potential Smoke-Free Campus Bill
Daily Utah Chronicle - April 26, 2015

He said the bill's first draft which called for an outright ban of all tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes shows different, and perhaps underlying, ...

Guest Editorial: Going 'smoke free' at UAS will take more than a few campus signs
Juneau Empire April 26, 2015

The University of Alaska Southeast campus goes tobacco free on July 1. According to the lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, 1,543 campuses were tobacco free as of April 2. Arizona State University in ...

Please mind your smoking, I can't stop choking
Lawrentian (subscription) - April 24, 2015

Smoking is a decision that has repercussions for everyone on campus. ... Lawrence's smoke-free policy means that smoking is banned on campus in all but ...

OzQuits continues to advocate for campus clean air
Oswegonian - April 24, 2015

The Oswego State Clean Air Committee commemorated the 2015 tobacco-free policy on Earth Day with an anti-smoking demonstration in the Marano Campus Center.

Clearing the Air: Macalester College weighs in on the smoking ban
Macalester College The Mac Weekly - April 24, 2015

The new tobacco-free campus policy was instituted January 1, 2015, seemingly without a hassle. Though the administration has been easing campus towards a complete ban for several years, some students have objections to the policy. ...

GSB and ISU Police Department enforce smoking policies on campus
Iowa State Daily - April 24, 2015

The Government of the Student Body and ISU Police are working to further enforce the no-smoking policy on campus. Electronic cigarettes are beginning to raise questions with students and faculty on campus. The ISU community wonders what exactly they are, and if they are allowed on campus. Currently, E-cigarettes are not banned on campus.

Colleges in Illinois get ready for smoke-free ban [VIDEO]
OurQuadCities - April 23, 2015

The goal is to reduce second hand smoke, and promote a healthier lifestyle on campus. The state policy includes all tobacco products including e-cigarettes.

Enforcing tobacco ban on campus
The Daily Athenaeum - April 23, 2015

In Charleston earlier this week, a proposal to ban smoking in all public areas was discussed by the City Council. The ban seeks to reduce the dangers of ...

A smoking ban on campus would be illogical
The Breeze - April 22, 2015

Adding a smoking ban will further misinform JMU students to the real world and that's why ... Thanks to smoking bans, "young adults" are no longer taught how to ...

ASUU Debates Smoking Ban
Daily Utah Chronicle - April 22, 2015

ASUU Debates Smoking Ban ... draft recommendations about tobacco use at the U. These solutions may including banning all smoking and tobacco products, ...

University reevaluates campus smoking policy
Johns Hopkins News-Letter - April 23, 2015

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger has formed a committee to evaluate the smoking policy at the Homewood and Peabody campuses. The committee plans to either make the campuses smoke-free or to limit smoking to designated outdoor areas.

Earth Day turns campus green
Spartan Daily - April 23, 2015

COUGH also brought awareness to the smoke-free campus initiative that is set to be in effect in August at SJSU. Free reusable water bottles were handed out to ...

CSUN Clears the Air, to Become a Smoke- and Tobacco-Free ...
CSUN Today - April 23, 2015

To help launch campus awareness of CSUN's new smoke- and tobacco-free campus ... The only exceptions to the ban are any cessation products specifically ...

Despite ban, some students vape on campus
The Courier - April 22, 2015

There's a new trend flaring up at the College of DuPage. Vaping, the inhaling and exhaling of smoke from an electronic cigarette, has become a staple in the ...

Blowing smoke at freedom
Vermont Cynic - April 22, 2015

... pervasive throughout the country, especially at institutions of higher learning. Almost 1,000 colleges and universities are tobacco free, according to that report.

Campus could soon become tobacco-free
Vermont Cynic - April 22, 2015

Cigarette smokers may find themselves without a place to smoke on campus come next semester, according to the final report from the UVM Tobacco-Free ...

City To Install Cigarette Butt Recycling Receptacles
WOUB - April 22, 2015

Patterson said the timing is good since OU is slated to become a tobacco-free campus next year - meaning that many people will likely go to city streets and ...

Earth Day expands to week-long event
Inland Empire News - April 21, 2015

Tobacco-free campuses is the goal as advocates raise awareness about tobacco's impact on the environment. At UC Riverside, students, staff and the faculty ...

April 29: CLC sponsors tobacco cessation workshop by expert ...
Chicago Tribune - April 21, 2015

... Health Services at (847) 543-2064. To learn more about CLC's Tobacco-Free Campus and cessation programs, visit, email ...

CU Campus Remains Open After 3 years Of 4/20 Closures
CBS Local - April 20, 2015

About 10,000 people gathered to smoke pot on Norlin Quad across from the ... Activists unhappy about the public ban on smoking plan to rally at 4:20 p.m. ...

How marijuana legalization influenced a Colorado college town
Daily Nebraskan - April 20, 2015

This Rocky Mountain town in north central Colorado is known for its appeal to the arts, unique restaurants and, of course, the widespread availability of cannabis. But Boulder is also home to a variety of opinions on the legalization of weed, a drug that - whether residents like it or not - has become a part of Boulders culture in the wake of Colorados 2012 legalization of pot for recreational purposes. ...

MSU tobacco-free task force hosts public sessions this week
Petoskey News-Review - April 20, 2015

Michigan State University is taking more steps this week toward ending all smoking and tobacco use at the East Lansing school. The 50,000-student school announced Feb. 3 that it was forming a task force to implement a "tobacco-free environment." At the time, the university said it expected a proposal to go to its Board of Trustees later in 2015 and said the new rules "likely would not go into effect for another year to give the community time to adjust."

Steps Planned To Make MSU Tobacco-free
WLNS - April 20, 2015

(WLNS) The push to make Michigan State University a tobacco-free campus is gaining steam and a task force created to help the transition is hosting three ...

Morgan State University Goes Smoke-Free [VIDEO]
CBS Local - April 19, 2015

One Maryland university is stamping out smoking on its campus. Morgan State University says its new policy covers all tobacco productseven for visitors. The university already has a policy that stamps out smoking inside buildings. Now its extending that smoke-free rule to every inch of its campus. The ban isnt just for cigarettes. E-cigarettes, hookahs and pipes are out, too.

University of South Alabama sets date to become smoke-free - April 17, 2015

The University of South Alabama will become a smoke-free campus on August 1, according to school officials. ... The policy covers all forms of tobacco, including smokeless (chew or dip) and e-cigarettes. The previous rule was that tobacco could not be used within 25-feet of any campus building. ...

Vol State named healthier Tennessee workplace
Lebanon Democrat - April 16, 2015

Campus-wide walking programs, a fitness center, a tobacco-free campus and access to filtered water are just a few of the reasons that Volunteer State ...

College students not fazed by e-cigarette study
The East Texan - April 16, 2015

College students are speaking out about the New England Journal of Medicine's reported finding of formaldehyde in the vapor of electronic cigarettes ...

University reevaluates campus smoking policy
Johns Hopkins News-Letter - April 16, 2015

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF) website, there are at least 1,543 smoke-free campuses in the U.S. This number includes ...

No 'Butts' About It: Morgan State To Go Smoke-Free
CBS Local - April 16, 2015

BALTIMORE (WJZ) - A campus-wide ban on smoking will soon be implemented at ... It bans smoking or carrying any lighted tobacco product and also prohibits ...

Smoke Free Campus Act is a major win for ISU
Vidette Online - April 15, 2015

It is finally happening. On July 1, Illinois State University, alongside 700 universities nationwide, will ban smoking and the use of tobacco products. The Smoke ...

Illinois State University going smoke and tobacco free
CInewsNow - April 15, 2015

The move is in compliance with Illinois' smoke-free campus act, and other state laws. ... More information can be found at

Campus conversations to focus on tobacco-free initiative
MSUToday - April 15, 2015

The task force guiding Michigan State University's transition to a tobacco-free environment is planning three campus conversations to welcome feedback on how ...

Survey heralds possible changes to campus smoking policy
American River Current - April 14, 2015

"The next step is to have a tobacco free campus," said Jones. "Smokers say their rights are being infringed, but then again, I'm not addicted to tobacco." ...

Illinois State campus will become smoke- and tobacco-free on July 1 ...
Illinois State University Stories - April 14, 2015

In compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act and other applicable state laws, Illinois State University will become smoke- and tobacco-free on July 1. ...

Response to 'Some ignore University smoking ban'
Minnesota Daily - April 14, 2015

I sometimes feel the smoking ban hasn't eliminated smoking on campus but pushed smokers to the edges of campus. Working in a building on the edge of ...

Smoking Ban Doesn't Hold Water in Regards to Public Health
Quo Vadis - April 14, 2015

Smoking Ban Doesn't Hold Water in Regards to Public Health ... The College banned tobacco, in any form, from being used on campus. ... fabricating reasons behind nonsensical bans, they have considered limiting our access to information.

EDITORIAL: Banning smoking on campus not solution
The Tufts Daily - April 13, 2015

Though the concerns of students advocating that Tufts go tobacco-free are completely valid, there are better ways for us to address this issue. Before we rush to punish smokers for what is a legal and often innocuous behavior, we should take action to ...

Tobacco-free campus policy approved
CMU The Tartan Online - April 12, 2015

The future looks dim for smokers on campus. On Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Senate approved a proposal banning tobacco wholly from campus. Yet, proponents of banning tobacco products arent necessarily smoking the competition. ... The proposed policy does make concessions for e-cigarettes, the health effects of ... the policy prohibits campus community members from using e-cigarettes or ...

UCF Students Continue to Smoke Cigarettes on Campus - April 10, 2015

Smokers at UCF continue to smoke cigarettes despite that the campus was deemed smoke-free As of January 1, 2015, there are at least 1,514 100% smoke-free campuses, according to American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. UCF chose to become a ...

Beckmann: Modern college campuses no place for debate
The Detroit News - April 10, 2015

The school was also the site of another recent Hash Bash, where marijuana (still illegal in Michigan) was openly smoked on a campus which has a policy that bans the smoking of cigarettes. ...

Kick butts, eat donuts
Dailyuw - April 10, 2015

Why not kick butt and clean them up, too? This was the goal of Kick Butts, Eat Donuts, a cigarette butt clean-up event Thursday outside of the HUB. ... Atwater, along with the Tobacco Studies Program, has been working to make the UW a tobacco-free campus. This has been done in part by creating designated smoking areas, but students are still exposed to smoke.

Editorial: "Tobacco" ban is an overstep of the UI's authority
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa) - April 9, 2015

The UI shouldn't ban chew and electronic cigarettes from campus. Not only will it most likely be ineffective (similar to the smoking ban already in place), but it also is an overreach of UI power over individual liberty. The university doesn't have ...

Vol State named Healthier Tennessee Workplace
The Tennessean - April 9, 2015

Campus-wide walking programs, a fitness center, a tobacco-free campus and access to filtered water are just a few of the reasons Vol State earned the honor.

Tobacco-free requires collective effort
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - April 8, 2015

The Progress' March 19, 2015 editorial entitled "Tobacco-free has failed and we all know it" presents an unfair picture of EKU's considerable efforts to change a ...

Student Senate conducts smoking survey, considers policy changes
The Knox Student - April 8, 2015

This smoking survey follows a significant trend in recent years in American ... National anti-smoking organizations, like Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) ...

Germanna bans vaping
Stafford County Sun - April 8, 2015

...According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1. Only e-cigarettes that are marketed for therapeutic purposes ...

Some ignore University smoking ban
Minnesota Daily (UMN) - April 8, 2015

...The University promoted social enforcement when it implemented the ban in July, but some students say that asking smokers to put out their cigarettes is uncomfortable and the school should work to increase awareness of the policy. ...

SGA Debates at Golden Eagles Nest
The Independent - April 8, 2015

In the final round of community questions, the candidates were asked about Eminent Domain, class cancellations and the smoke-free campus act which will take ...

UI Expanding Tobacco-Free Policy
KGAN TV - April 7, 2015

Currently, the university prohibits the use of cigarettes or cigar smoking on the UI campus. Beginning August 24th, the ban will include e-cigarettes, chewing or ...

University of Iowa campus to go tobacco-free
KCRG - April 7, 2015

... adding electronic-cigarettes and other items to the list of those banned. The new policy amends the university's existing smoke-free campus policy that prohibits ... cigar smoking on campus by also banning the use of e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, ... The university's smoking policy bans cigarette and cigar smoking in...

Cigarette campaign divides university
The Breeze - April 7, 2015

... the schools in Virginia who are among the 1,543 college campuses that ban smoking anywhere on campus, according to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

Washtenaw County bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
The Washtenaw Voice - April 6, 2015

Last Wednesday, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners came together at the Washtenaw County Administration Building to vote on a proposal that bans indoor smoking with e-cigarettes. With a vote of 7-2, the proposal was accepted and will be put into legislation in six months. The legislation states that e-cigarette smoking will be prohibited in all locations that previously had smoking restrictions in Washtenaw County. Washtenaw Community College already includes e-cigarette smoking in its Smoke-Free Campus policy, which prohibits prohibited smoking on all areas of the campus. ...

Breaking News: Research Office surveys opinions on campus ...
American River Current - April 6, 2015

There are three choices that was offered in the survey: to keep the smoking policy as it is, to create designated smoking areas or turn ARC into a smoke free ...

Smoking policy review committee seeks to cut cigarettes from campus
CMU The Tartan Online - April 5, 2015

Currently, Carnegie Mellon allows students and other campus members to smoke in designated smoking areas, often situated in less traveled areas and on the peripheries of campus. But that could change if a tobacco free policy proposed by the Smoking Policy Review Committee is approved by an Undergraduate Student Senate vote on Thursday. The policy also must be approved by the Graduate Student Assembly, Staff Council, Faculty Senate, and University President Subra Suresh before it goes into effect. ...

UVM weighs tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
School expected to announce decision before the end of the semester - April 3, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. Tom Sullivan, the president of the University of Vermont, is expected to announce before the end of the semester whether the Burlington school will move forward with a plan to make the campus tobacco-free, said Dr. Jan Carney, UVMs associate dean for public health. More than 1,500 college campuses nationwide are now fully smoke-free, with more than 1,000 of those tobacco-free, the group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights has said.

KOHRMAN: For a smoking ban
Yale Daily News (blog) - April 3, 2015

The benefits of a smoking ban would extend far beyond our campus. American higher education looks to the Ivy League to set the example, and as of now, no Ivy League college has a campus-wide smoking ban. (Harvard has a ban on its Medical, Dental and Public Health schools.) If Yale were to mandate a campus-wide smoking ban, it would create a precedent and political space for other universities to do the same. Our school is one of a handful of universities that has the necessary profile and social capital to launch the fight against tobacco.

Bill would Allow Nevada Colleges to Ban Smoking
KNPR - April 2, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow colleges to ban on-campus smoking. University of Nevada, Reno ...

Work explores social smoking on college campuses
Medical Xpress - April 2, 2015

Despite widespread knowledge of the health risks of smoking, many college students ... many universities, including the UA, have implemented smoking bans.

Between The Lines
Columbia Spectator - April 2, 2015

"Most people I know say they smoke to deal with academic pressures, similar to .... In addition to limitations like campus smoking bans and local cigarette age ...

How Students Feel About the Smoke-Free Campus Act
The Kaleidoscope - April 1, 2015

Smoke Free Campus Photo (1) Governor Pat Quinn passed a new Illinois state legislation, the Smoke-Free Campus Act, that prohibits smoking on all ...

No more smoking on Elgin Community College campus
Chicago Tribune - April 1, 2015

a new rule went into effect banning smoking even in Elgin Community College's outdoor areas. Smoking now will be allowed only by people inside cars parked in Parking Lots A, H and J who have their doors and sunroofs closed and their windows rolled up, or...

BGSU smoking ban tough to enforce
Sentinel-Tribune - March 31, 2015

A smoker is seen carrying a cigarette while walking on the main campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio on March 11, ...

NIU drafting policy for smoke-free campus
Kankakee Daily Journal - March 30, 2015

DEKALB Northern Illinois University has created a task force to write a draft policy for the state's Smoke-Free Campus Act, which goes into effect July 1.

Latimer: FSU smoking ban poorly enforced
Milford Daily News - March 29, 2015

There was a school newspaper article concerning the reduction of tobacco use on campus at Framingham State University due to the tobacco free policy which ...

Without enforcement, UB's no smoking policy accomplishes little
University at Buffalo The Spectrum - March 29, 2015

A complete ban with repercussions sounds like a good idea it's simple, assertive and for non-smokers who are bothered by secondhand smoke, the ideal ...

Stony Brook's Attempt to be Tobacco Free
The Stony Brook Press - March 29, 2015

SUNYs push to ban smoking on its campuses in 2014, which failed, and SHACs SBU Kicks Butts 2014, an event held in the SAC Lobby on March 12 that aimed to inform students of Green Tobacco Sickness, stand out as recent measures to deter the communitys tobacco use. But fliers and brochures featured at several academic buildings on campus and distributed at an resident-assistant-ran event on February 6 at Toscanini College in Tabler Quad represent the most recent effort by SUNY and the university to urge a tobacco-free environment.

E-cigs, medical marijuana banned at Muskegon Community College - March 26, 2015

E-cigarettes, along with medical marijuana, have been officially banned at ... While there have been reports of students smoking e-cigarettes in class, there have ...

Should WOU Ban Campus Smoking? - March 25, 2015

#MONMOUTH - Students in the Community and Family Health Organization club at Western Oregon University are asking: Should WOU be smoke- or ...

Pitt Briefs
PSU Collegio (subscription) - March 26,2015

St. Pius X Newman Center has announced it is now a tobacco-free site, including its ... Policy log onto the Pitt State website at

NIU smoke-free plan allows no exceptions
DeKalb Daily Chronicle - March 25, 2015

Pat Quinn signed the law that bans smoking both indoors and outdoors in all Illinois ... NIU created a community task force responsible for carrying out the ban.

GCC sides with caution on e-cig ban
The Daily Progress - March 25, 2015

"And whether it's a movement in the right direction, I can't say right now. ... According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping ...

UVM Campus Smoking-Ban Proposal Sparks Debate
Seven Days (Burlington, VT) - March 25, 2015

…she opposes a proposal to ban tobacco altogether from the UVM campus. The new rule was supposed to go into effect in January but stalled partly due to objections from students. College students are adults, and they should be free to make decisions about…

Lawmakers OK Bills On Prisons, E-Cigarettes, Guns
Times Record - March 25, 2015

Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of publicly funded colleges and universities in Arkansas ...

GUSA takes stock of on-campus smoking policies
The Georgetown Voice (blog) - March 25, 2015

Haag wrote that the ban on secondhand smoke is clearly not enforced and cited the areas outside the ICC, Reiss, Harbin, and VCW as examples of places ...

Students educate UAA community about upcoming implementation ...
UAA Northern Light - March 24, 2015

They introduced resources available for students and staff who want to quit smoking, and they educated passersby about Kick Butts Day and UAA's smoke-free ...

AWC Recognized for Tobacco-Free Campus and Wins Award
Yumanewsnow - March 24, 2015

Yuma, Arizona - Arizona Western College was recognized on February 21 in Tempe, AZ for their Tobacco-Free Campus Policy including no e-cigarettes since ...

Germanna bans vaping on campus - March 20, 2015

Germanna Community College has banned vaping on campus. According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, 587 U.S. campuses banned vaping as of Jan. 1.

ECC prepares to go smoke-free
Northwest Herald - March 20, 2015

Elgin Community College students will return to a slightly different campus after spring break. It will be smoke-free as of March 30.

Smoke-free week enforces ban
The Miami Hurricane - March 19, 2015

All around campus, sky-blue "Breathe Freely" signs endorse the University of Miami's smoke-free policy, but despite these efforts to stop tobacco use, clouds of ...

Student Senate's indoor e-cig ban act is full of hot air
N.C. State University Technician Online - March 17, 2015

The bill's stated aim is "that the use of E-Cigarettes and other smoke and vapor-producing devices be banned in all indoor areas on campus at NCSU."...

Smoke-Free NIU community conversation March 25
NIU Today - March 17, 2015

Smoke free campus Residents and businesses adjacent to the campus of Northern Illinois University are invited to a community conversation about NIU's draft ...

ECC will become a smoke-free campus after Spring Break
Chicago Tribune - March 16, 2015

Effective Monday, March 30, 2015, Elgin Community College will become a smoke-free campus, in compliance with the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act, which ...

Secondhand vapor: E-cigarettes spark new debate as popularity grows
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - March 16, 2015

A debate about electronic cigarettes centers around whether theyre a gateway to or an escape route from conventional cigarette smoking. This spring a debate about e-cigarettes is taking place in Juneau, where a bill in the Legislature would ban using the devices in places that now ban conventional cigarette smoking including grocery stores, public transportation and University campuses.

LBWCC to take '1Day Stand'
Greenvilleadvocate - March 16, 2015

Supported by the Fresh Air Campus Challenge and Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative Challenge (TFCCIC), LBWCC is one of many colleges and ...

University policy differs from state law on marijuana, alcohol
Ball State Daily - March 16, 2015

However, two common campus crimes, possession of marijuana and underage ... "When a student is caught with marijuana and their housing contract is ...

Harder and harder to breathe
Campus Times - March 15, 2015

Of course, Im talking about cigarette smoke. Cigarette smokers are polluting the air outside ITS, right where students wait for buses and pass by on their way to the library. Outside the door to ITS is a sign advertising the University policy prohibiting smoking within 30 feet of a building. Because this rule is unenforced, everyone who chooses not to put death sticks in their mouths still has no choice but to breathe in the murderous fumes they pass through. I have seen smokers light up literally right next to signs telling them that they cant smoke within 30 feet of a building. Such blatant disregard for University policy doesnt just undermine the Universitys overall authority in enforcing its own rules; rather, it endangers the health of anybody walking within 30 feet of a building.

In defense of CU smoking policy
Denver Post - March 15, 2015

Re: The lesson from CU smoking ban, March 10 editorial. We applaud the University of Colorado for adopting a smoke-free campus policy. Smoking is devastating for the health and economics of our state. Health care and lost productivity costs from cigarettes exceed $1 billion in Colorado yearly.

Arkansas House OKs Bills On School Waivers, Agency Rules ...
Times Record - March 14, 2015

House members also approved bills to give the Legislature authority to approve or disapprove rules proposed by state agencies, allow early enrollment in kindergarten and ban e-cigarettes on college campuses. The House voted 58-18 to approve HB 1722, by Rep. Deborah Ferguson, D-West Memphis, which would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on the campuses of public colleges and universities. Ferguson said the bill would add e-cigarettes to the existing law banning tobacco cigarettes on college campuses. No one spoke against the bill, which goes to the Senate.

UH smoking ban misses the mark
The University of Hawaii - March 11, 2015

A campus-wide ban to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke doesn't address the issue of young people smoking, and without enforcement, the ban will ...

UNH goes tobacco free
Chargerbulletin - March 10, 2015

This new initiative will ban all tobacco products, including, but not limited to, ... they give off an atmosphere that promotes smoking, they have been banned with ...

Smokers find safe haven on smoke-free campus
Daily Illini - March 10, 2015

A year after the introduction of the University's smoke-free policy, smokers find ... the smoking ban on the Urbana campus, they communicated to the religious ...

Breaking Brad: Iditarod now underway on Omaha side streets, err, in ...
Omaha World-Herald - March 10, 2015

UNO is banning smoking on campus and may go tobacco-free altogether. I think it's always best, when you're an institution of higher learning, to not have ...

CU-Boulder has trouble enforcing smoking ban
The Coloradoan - March 9, 2015

BOULDER - Officials at the University of Colorado-Boulder say a community-enforced smoking ban isn't working. The university banned smoking in 2013, but ...

Cigarettes still a problem on smoke-free CU-Boulder campus
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 8, 2015

Officials at the University of Colorado-Boulder say a community-enforced smoking ban isn't working. The university banned smoking in 2013, but some students are still lighting up on campus. According to the Boulder Daily Camera (, students say it is worse during midterms and finals.

America's new smoking scam: How tobacco is making a comeback among millennials
Salon - March 7, 2015

The quote above from this college freshman echoes prevalent ideas on college campuses about smoking. Tobacco, like alcohol, is a substance that everyone seemed to use, especially at parties. Few students on the campuses where I worked saw themselves as real smokers. They were party smokers, that is, people who mostly smoked socially. Thats why so many students referred to their occasional smoking almost as an afterthought, and talked about it as no big deal.

Faculty Senate postpones vote on all-campus smoking ban
The Stanford Daily - March 6, 2015

The Faculty Senate decided on Thursday to postpone a vote on an all-campus smoking ban, referring it to committees to consider alternatives. It also rejected a motion to support President John Hennessys Feb. 19 call to maintain thoughtful and civil discourse at Stanford.

Senate discusses outdoor smoking policy, faculty diversity
Stanford University News - March 6, 2015

The Faculty Senate decided yesterday to refer proposals to make Stanford a smoke-free campus to a committee, which will be asked to propose other ways to reduce outdoor smoking without making smokers leave the core campus to light up.

LSU SG presidential tickets vie for votes during debate
LSU The Reveille - March 6, 2015

Residence Hall Association President Hope Roberts asked candidates how they could help student smokers cope with the tobacco-free policy. We would ...

MSU leaders approve changes for new student code of conduct
NBC Montana - March 5, 2015

MSU has been a nonsmoking campus for three years and now it's a written code. Another addition is a bystander code, requiring students to intervene or report ...

Oakton Community College goes smoke free starting July 1
The Bugle - March 3, 2015

Smoking has been banned inside of college buildings and will now be prohibited ... The smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and pipes, ...

Editorial: No-smoking policy on campus is hazy
The Baylor Lariat - March 3, 2015

But isn't Baylor a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus? In August 2014, the university enacted a policy that banned all forms of tobacco use on campus. This ban ...

University of Hawaii's Manoa campus to join Kapiolani Community ...
Daily Journal - March 3, 2015

Starting July 1, it will be the second campus after Kapiolani Community College to ban smoking in the state. Smoking will be prohibited within all university ..

Quitting ain't easy
PSU Collegio (subscription) - December 5, 2014

1 marks the beginning of a new year, a fresh start and a smoke-free Pitt State campus. The university's tobacco policy will begin its "soft implementation" at the ...

SGA passes alcohol resolution
College Heights Herald - December 4, 2014

Taylor said the Executive Cabinet vetoed the smoking ban resolution ... Resolution co-author Jody Dahmer said banning alcohol outright does not work. "We are ..

WMU President John Dunn talks White House invitation, success of ... - December 3, 2014

From his perspective, Dunn said WMU's campus wide smoking ban that went ... who personally decided to stop smoking because of the university's initiative.

PSU Tobacco Ban Will Begin With Fall Classes
Four States Homepage - December 3, 2014

"This is all done in a culture of respect. So eventually, we believe the culture will become, through education, that okay no smoking on campus, we respect that ...

14 WMU Faculty and Staff Honored at Fall 2014 Make a Difference ...
Western Herald - December 3, 2014

Seth was involved as the co-chair of the Tobacco Free Campus, president and vice president of Administrative Professional Association (APA). She also served ...

Smoking a basic human right, banned or not
MSU State News - December 2, 2014

MSU already has a smoke-free policy that doesn't allow smoking inside or within 25 feet ... In a recent State News article on the smoking ban petition writers, the ...

Grant aims to help UNH extinguish cigarettes
Foster's Democrat - December 2, 2014

University of New Hampshire Health Services staffers hope that a $180,000 grant from the State of New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control Program will help users on campus kick the tobacco habit.

Student Government launches website to track initiatives
CMU The Tartan Online - December 1, 2014

The current listed initiatives concern: the university moratorium policy (better known as the 'no class policy'), a tobacco-free campus policy, an internal discipline ...

Butt out! PSU goes cold turkey, bans smoking in 2015 - December 1, 2014

Portland State will join the growing number of smoke and tobacco-free campuses with its own expanded policy, which goes into effect on Sept. 15, 2015.

Montana Student Journalist Breaks Rules, Raises Questions About ...
College Media Matters - December 1, 2014

For example, in early September, he fought against a campus tobacco ban by smoking a Newport outside the UM School of Journalism, announcing the ...

KU group wants tobacco-free campus by fall 2015
KCTV Kansas City - December 1, 2014

An effort is underway to ban smoking and other forms of tobacco from the University of ... The university already bans cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside or near ...

Smokeout Tallahassee encourages quitting
Florida Flambeau - November 30, 2014

In just two years, U.S. went from having 562 tobacco-free campuses to 975, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. In addition to the effort on ...

Smoking ban goes statewide
The Bell Ringer - November 28, 2014

Since Oct. 1, the University System of Georgias tobacco-free campus policy has gone into effect for all universities across the state, according to the Board of Regents Policy Manual on USGs website…

West Kentucky Community and Technical College to Join Others in Tobacco Ban Next Fall
WKMS - November 28, 2014

Governor Steve Beshear recently issued an executive order to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet ...

Letter: Tobacco-free is best option
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - November 27, 2014

The first time I participated in a discussion about a proposed change in the tobacco rule at University of Idaho, I was inclined to agree with the view that Lee Rozen presented in his editorial "Thinking inside the box about UI smoking" (Daily News, Nov. 24). However, after a year of researching this topic, I came to the conclusion that tobacco-free is the best option for the students, staff, faculty and guests at the university.

All Kentucky Community And Technical Colleges Going Tobacco-Free in 2015
WFPL - November 27, 2014

Others have tobacco or smoking policies, but not all include e-cigarettes. ... Steve Beshear banned all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and chewing ...

SDSU puffs smoking ban in the right direction
Daily Aztec - November 25, 2014

The ban on smoking has been rather vague and ineffective. The rush to eliminate an entire habit in a year is unrealistic. Just because more smokers are out of sight doesnt mean the behavior on campus has disappeared. Smokers create just as much disturbance as skateboarders and are even more harmful to the health of the surrounding people, but unfortunately the ban is more of a suggestion than law. University police need to turn to something more impactful, such as ticketing, to remove the lingering number of smokers on campus.

Harper College goes smoke-free as of Jan. 1, 2015
Chicago Daily Herald - November 25, 2014

...1, 2015, six months before a law goes into effect banning tobacco on all Illinois' public college campuses. Smoking will be banned everywhere on the campus; ...

U. to review smoking policy amid national changes, community complaints
The Daily Princetonian - November 24, 2014

The University administration has been discussing potential revisions of the Universitys current policy on smoking on campus, and these discussions will expand to include undergraduate and graduate students, University spokesperson Martin Mbugua told The Daily Princetonian. The working group will also hear views from other parties on campus, he added. Rights, Rules, Responsibilities delineates the Universitys current smoking policy, saying that smoking is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and places of public access by law and by University policy. The document adds a variety of examples of locations that qualify under this guideline, including University-owned vehicles and spectator areas at outdoor University events. It also notes that e-cigarettes are included under this policy. While once uncommon, the number of 100% smoke-free campuses in the United States has increased from 586 three years ago to 1,477 today.

Our View: Thinking inside the box about UI smoking ($$)
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - November 24, 2014

Fewer than 40 years ago, this board would have met to consider its positions on the issues of the day in a room accustomed to the aroma and smoke of cigarettes. Today, that's unthinkable. In the warmer months, smokers, exercising only their rights, can drive non-smokers, who happen to be downwind, away from their own seats on nearby benches ...

CSUN should bring forth a universal smoking ban
Daily Sundial - November 23, 2014

Now two semesters ago, a survey handed out to students was answered to in favor of a smoke-free campus. This response suggests the changing tide of how ...

Student Senate meeting minutes
CMU The Tartan Online - November 23, 2014

There is a clear trend, Casalegno and Barkin said, for a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. According to last year's HealthyU survey, 85 percent of undergraduate ...

For health and wellness
McDonough Voic e -November 22, 2014

The smoke out event, she added, was promoting the recent passage of the Smoke Free Illinois Campus Act, largely banning smoking on state university ...

OPINION: Separate designated vaping area
La Voz Weekly - November 22, 2014

In recent years, smokers have found healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes and nicotine. The most popular among them are e-cigarettes, also known as ... De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers as opposed to standard cigarettes

UMass Boston needs to be firmer to eliminate on-campus smoking
The Mass Media - November 21, 2014

The new University of Massachusetts Boston tobacco-free policy has been a major topic of discussion on campus since it was approved. The policy, set to take ...

UI Faculty Council backs tobacco-free campus
Iowa City Press Citizen - November 21, 2014

The University of Iowa Faculty Council has joined a growing number of campus councils, senates and organizations calling for a comprehensive ban of tobacco products on the UI campus. Smoking cigarettes was outlawed entirely at UI in conjunction with the state's Smoke Free Air Act in 2008, but e-cigarettes and other smokeless tobacco and ...

Healthy habits or burning freedoms?
Juneau Empire (subscription) - November 21, 2014

An event meant to deter smoking nationwide was met by student dissenters rallying against a ban on their right to smoke. As of October this year, 1,477 college campuses nationwide have become smoke-free, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. Of this number, 975 schools also prohibit other tobacco-related products. E-cigarettes and vaping devices should be included in bans, said Reeves, who quit smoking 17 years ago. She said vapors from those devices contain harmful ...

Georgia Regents joins in Great American Smokeout
The Augusta Chronicle - November 21, 2014

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout campaign Thursday with commit to quit stations to encourage students, staff and community members to kick the tobacco habit.

SGA Executive Cabinet smoke-free resolution veto statement
College Heights Herald - November 21, 2014

The Student Government Association Executive Cabinet provided the Herald with its statement to veto Resolution 11-14-F, Resolution to Support a Smoke Free Campus, on Thursday via email. Additionally, it is unreasonable for the non-smoking majority to back the smoking minority into a corner. Smoking may not be a constitutional right, but there are many things that are not constitutional rights: eating, drinking, driving, etc. We as the executive cabinet believe that all students at Western Kentucky University should have the right to be able to pursue an unhindered education. For smoking students, facing the dilemma of being late to class because they had to run across campus to a smoking area or struggling through withdrawal symptoms violates this right. ...

University of Missouri health system to ban tobacco users from ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - November 21, 2014

COLUMBIA, Missouri The University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees. The Columbia-based health system on Thursday announced a new hiring policy that bans nicotine users, including those who prefer chewing tobacco or electronic cigarettes. The new rules won't apply to existing workers.

KCTCS Colleges, System Office Prepare to Go Tobacco Free
SurfKY News - November 20, 2014

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System will kick off its tobacco-free campaign today as people around the state and nation participate in the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout.

Administrators consider campus-wide smoking ban after petition ...
MSU State News - November 20, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are at least 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the United States. MSU is not one of them.

Lighting up no more
PSU Collegio (subscription) - November 21, 2014

Students and faculty will soon face a campus free of smoke when Pittsburg State enforces the tobacco ban in the spring. The university has been working toward ...

Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1
Chicago Daily Herald - November 20, 2014

Ian Craig of Hoffman Estates says he "meets a lot of friends being a smoker" at Harper College in Palatine. Starting Jan. 1, the community college will ban ...

UK parking attendant passionate about tobacco-free policy because ... - November 20, 2014

Talking about the tobacco-free policy is something Barlow is passionate about because for her, it's personal. Barlow started smoking in high school and tried to ...

Smokers welcome on University of Akron campus: Higher Education ...
The Plain Dealer - - November 20, 2014

It is among more than 1,400 campuses that are smoke-free, according to the Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative. Also smoke free are Ohio State University ...

E-cigs banned on Austin Community College campuses - November 19, 2014

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Community College is expanding it's smoke-free policy to include prohibiting vapor products, such as electronic cigarettes, a...

Dixie State observes first anniversary of tobacco-free policy
St. George Daily Spectrum - November 19, 2014

GEORGE - Dixie State University observed its first anniversary as a tobacco-free campus Wednesday by conducting an event that also publicized the Great ...

New Hampshire to mark Great American Smoke Out
Concord Monitor - November 19, 2014

Across New Hampshire, several universities are taking additional steps toward tobacco-free campuses, according to the department. The University System of ...

SGA Executive Cabinet vetoes smoke-free resolution
College Heights Herald - November 19, 2014

Resolution 11-14-F, Resolution to Support a Smoke Free Campus, initially passed with a ... However, this resolution is not a smoking ban we should support.".

Campuses promoting tobacco-free policies as part of Great ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - November 19, 2014

CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire colleges and universities are working with students and faculty to promote and adopt tobacco-free policies as ...

University of Akron policy-making group rejects making campus ...
Akron Beacon Journal - November 19, 2014

At UA, smoking is now prohibited inside buildings but is permitted outside on ... It called for banning tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, from ...

College students' favorite drug? It's not what you think
The WSU Sign Post - November 18, 2014

Weber State has no-smoking zones, but it is not tobacco free. Nationally, alcohol is not as deadly, but it is equally dangerous. Among students 18 to 24, 1,825 ...

Student Government senate meeting Nov. 18
Eastern Echo - November 18, 2014

Miller has also been to student budget committees recently to discuss legislation that would effectively create a tobacco free campus. ...

Campus needs better sanctions
The Crimson While - November 18, 2014

The University announced two weeks ago that our campus would be smoke-free starting in 2015. This ban will apply to all indoor or outdoor spaces on university ...

Smoking ban at Michigan State? Petition garners more than 1300 ... - November 18, 2014

12, a petition for a smoking ban on campus was posted on and by Tuesday, ... The current MSU Smoke-Free Policy bans smoking in any "closed space, ... In Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana and Oklahoma, smoking is banned at all ...

WIU to Take Part in Great American Smoke Out Nov. 20
Western Illinois University News - November 17, 2014

... resources and to promote the upcoming implementation of the Smoke Free Illinois Campus Act, which will go into effect July 1, 2015," Hairston-Jones said.

Colleges Against Cancer, Wellness Center host Great American ...
Daily Illini - November 17, 2014

According to Guerra, the UI Wellness Center is planning on developing a brochure or a link on the Smoke-free campus website including tips for smokers that ...

Bob Davies: Board of Regents will Discuss Proposed Tobacco Ban ...
WKMS - November 17, 2014

MSU has been studying possible bans in the last few months and Davies says ... He says those enhancements could include designating smoking areas that are ...

The university's new anti-smoking policy doesn't make much sense
The Mass Media - November 17, 2014

... smokers and non-smokers on campus, improved endeavors for fire reduction, ... the college for taking steps to fix this problem for me and fellow nonsmokers.

Woman lauded for UT smoking ban
Toledo Blade - November 17, 2014

University of Toledo doctoral student Alexis Blavos has been recognized for her part in pushing the institution to ban smoking on campus. The ban applies to tobacco, smokeless tobacco, snuff, and electronic cigarettes. The policy, however, did not go into effect until August, Ms. Blavos said. UT has ...

Ohio State's Tobacco Ban Making Some Progress [AUDIO]
WOSU Public Media - November 17, 2014

More universities in Ohio seek to implement a campus-wide tobacco ban. Akron and Kent State want to join Ohio State which started its tobacco ban nearly a ...

GV launches Respect Our Campus campaign
Grand Valley Lanthorn - November 17, 2014

Central Michigan University, Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan University and Western Michigan University are tobacco free campuses. Oakland University ...

Surveys to influence possible on-campus smoking ban
The Vanguard - November 17, 2014

On Nov. 3 university students, faculty and staff began receiving invitations via email to participate in a survey meant to gauge support for possible changes to Souths campus tobacco/nicotine policy, which currently prohibits smoking inside, and within 25 feet of, any facilities owned or leased by the University. As noted in the survey, the University of South Alabama is considering replacing the current policy with one making all academic campuses 100 percent tobacco/nicotine free. Along with cigarettes, chewing tobacco and snuff, the new policy could potentially also include e-cigarettes...

Community college tobacco ban goes into effect Jan. 1; smokers are uneasy ($$)
The Messenger (subscription) - November 17, 2014

Many Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students are uneasy with the college's policy of going tobacco-free in less than seven weeks.

Editorial: UK should enforce smoking ban on campus
UK The Kentucky Kernel - November 16, 2014

We here at The Kentucky Kernel believe that if youre going to implement a campus-wide policy, you should make sure that your staff and students have the tools and motivation to stand by the policy. This is in reference to the tobacco-free policy UK staff and students are supposed to abide by. Its no secret that the policy is openly disobeyed. The Food and Drug Administration classifies electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, therefore they fall under the tobacco ban on campus. The university has ...

Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip ...
Northern Star Online - November 16, 2014

Though the Smoke-Free Campus Act won't be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.

Parkland gives smokers long warning: No butts on the horizon
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - November 15, 2014

CHAMPAIGN Smokers at Parkland College are being warned their days of lighting up on campus are numbered. The college's wellness center is using next week which includes the American Cancer Society's annual Great American Smokeout Thursday to get the word out to students, staff and the rest of the community that the entire Parkland campus is going smoke-free July 1, 2015.

Smoke-Free Campus: Healthier For All
CSULA University Times - November 14, 2014

Garcia states, "I would like a smoke-free campus, but it would be unfair to people who do smoke." Well, it is also unfair to those who do not smoke, but becoming ...

De-normalize smoking and get it off campus
Macalester College The Mac Weekly - November 14, 2014

About as expected as snow on the ground during a Minnesota winter, so too is the sight of a Macalester student smoking a cigarette somewhere on campus. Upon my arrival here this was surprising to me, but within a few months I had smoked my first few cigarettes with friends who regularly smoked. I didnt feel bad about it at all; in fact, it was the cool thing to do. It took less than a few months from my initial surprise at the smoking frequency on campus for me to normalize the use of tobacco entirely. When considering the use of tobacco, it is vital that we as a student body support the transition toward a tobacco-free campus. This shift in campus policy would, at best, reflect a tardy response to the 2012 National Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

UA system warns staff, students of pot use
Juneau Empire (subscription) - November 14, 2014

Use of marijuana in public is also prohibited. ... UA Board of Regents' policies on student conduct also specify that any violations of local, state or federal laws, ...

Markey Parking Attendant Passionate About UK's Tobacco-Free Policy
UKNow (press release) - November 14, 2014

When patients arrive at University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center parking lot, they are greeted by the warm smile and friendly hello of parking attendant, Tracy Barlow. In addition to pointing out the best parking spaces, Barlow tells patients about UK's tobacco-free policy and answers any questions they may have. Talking about the tobacco-free policy is something Barlow is passionate about because for her, it's personal.

Smoke-free campuses grow in Louisiana
KATC Lafayette News - November 14, 2014

A new law in Louisiana not only upholds smoke-free policies on school campuses, but extends it by a few hundred feet. The new law requires smokers to be a minimum of 200 feet from private and public school campuses before lighting up. According to smoke-free advocates, like Rene Stansbury of Tobacco-Free Living, smoking is an epidemic that affects people nationwide. "It's the number one ...

Petition to ban smoking on campus nearing 1000 signatures
MSU State News - November 13, 2014

Close to a day after it began, a student-started petition to ban smoking at MSU is a dozen signature away from reaching its 1,000-signature goal.

E-cigarette ban at University System of Georgia seen as PR move, not public health
The College Fix - November 13, 2014

Though the University System of Georgia board of regents won't say why it included e-cigarettes in its month-old ban of all forms of smoking even those without smoke students tell The Red & Black they don't think it has to do with the public-health effects of vaping itself.

Smoking experiment to determine smoking habits among young adults
Oklahoma Daily - November 13, 2014

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: OU still has a problem with cigarettes on game days despite being a tobacco-free Campus since 2012. Posted: Thursday, November ...

Lincoln Trail College prepares for smoke-free campus
Terre Haute Tribune Star - November 13, 2014

"We as a college are participating in the 'Great American Smoke-out' to increase the awareness of a smoke free campus by July 1, 2015, and to improve the ...

University of Iowa Staff Council majority wants comprehensive ...
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - November 13, 2014

Ten members voted to amend the current policy - which bans smoking but not ... County Board of Supervisors has added e-cigarettes to the county's smoking ban, ... Iowa City is considering banning use of e-cigarettes on city-owned property, ...

Assessing sustainability: Part 2
The Concordian - November 13, 2014

... took the time to inform me that the "national guidelines and best practices suggest that a campus that goes smoke-free should remove all ashtrays on campus.

Suddenlink dispute and tobacco free campus
The Patriot Talon - November 13, 2014

Suddenlink has dropped all viacom channels and has left customers upset, many of which are UT Tyler students. Volunteers worked to clean up campus by ...

UT researcher receives grant to study relationship between smoking ...
UT The Daily Texan - November 13, 2014

The University officially became a smoke-free campus in April 2012. Sherry Bell, senior program coordinator of University Health Services, said UHS implements ...

Student Government roundup, Nov. 11
Eastern Echo - November 12, 2014

This is preferred over smoke-free as it is harder to shift from smoke-free to tobacco-free for students and staff, versus just going directly to tobacco-free. However ...

Task force to help NIU be smoke-free by July
Northern Star Online - November 12, 2014

An NIU smoking ban task force is creating initiatives to ready the campus for ... The Smoke-Free Campus Act is a piece of legislation signed in August by Gov...

All college campuses should be smoke-free - November 12, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, over 1,000 universities in the United States have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policy; students and faculty ...

Universities, others create collaborative to fight lung cancer in ...
The Republic - November 12, 2014

The governor announced a smoking ban both indoors and outdoors for ... But while many Kentucky cities and counties have passed workplace smoking bans, ...

Flawed, but tobacco-free
The University News - November 12, 2014

... mechanisms, potential unfairness to members of the SLU community who smoke and the fact that it bans all tobacco use (instead of just smoking). However ...

SU announces plans to become a tobacco-free campus starting in ...
The Daily Orange - November 12, 2014

By July 1, 2015, tobacco products or any products simulating tobacco smoking will be banned on campus, including outdoor spaces. All locations owned or ...

ON STANDS NOW: Effectiveness of smoking ban in doubt
The Eagle - November 11, 2014

A year after AU implemented its campus wide smoking ban on Aug. ... Smoking bans not only affect the campuses where they prohibit smoking, but they can ...

President Barron Holds First Town Hall
Onward State - November 11, 2014

Questions on the possibility of a smoke-free campus or getting rid of the alcohol ban in residence halls were met with similar deflections. "I need to treat people ...

UT nursing school gets $3M for smoking cessation project
Austin Business Journal - November 11, 2014

"The majority of psychiatric hospitals ban smoking on their premises so that patients have an opportunity to experience abstinence for a number of days," Dr….

University of Akron campus may go smoke-free
The Star Beacon - November 10, 2014

The Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative estimates that there are 1,477 campuses around the country that are smoke-free, including Ohio State University, ...

LEVITIN: DePaul up in smoke from failure to enforce cigarette city ordinance
DePaulia Online - November 9, 2014

University legislation needs to mandate and enforce the citywide academic ordinance, which mandates where students are permitted to smoke. Smokers in violation of the city ordinance should be held accountable by a fine. Those who do not smoke should not...

Students blow off designated smoking areas
The Daily Cougar - November 7, 2014

Since June 2013, UH has called itself a tobacco-free campus. Designated areas are still labeled around the campus, and all is supposedly well. Despite the ...

Moorpark College may become a tobacco-free campus
Moorpark Acorn - November 7, 2014

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other noncombustible tobacco product, ...

UW-W students respond to WSG President's explanation
Royal Purple News - November 6, 2014

There is a tremendous amount of data from our campus (and three year data is not old) and other campuses that show a tobacco-free campus works and is ...

The smoke also rises: Should Gonzaga be smoke-free?
Bulletin (subscription) - November 6, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (which is a rather odd source to use, for me), there are about 1,477 smoke-free campuses as of October 1, 2014.

Tobacco penalties now pack punch
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - November 5, 2014

The university wants to help students stop smoking and not just pass out penalties, said Jack Rutherford, co-chair of Eastern's Colonels Kick Butt tobacco-free ...

UA bans smoking on campus
The Crimson White (University of Alabama) - November 5, 2014

The University of Alabama will become smoke-free effective Jan. 1, 2015 . An emailed statement sent to students Tuesday said "smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, will be prohibited in all facilities, grounds and parking areas on the UA campus."

Wallace: City of Lubbock needs smoking ban in public
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - November 5, 2014

Smoking in public should be illegal nationwide but Lubbock needs to be ahead of that curve in order to help out Tech students and its residents.

Students Work to Enact Smoking Ban at NAU
Northern Arizona Today - November 4, 2014

With around 20 percent of the student body already in favor of the ban, Danielle Goettl, SHAC Secretary, says they still need to gain the support of all the faculty ...

MSU weighs options on campus tobacco policy
Murray Ledger and Times - November 4, 2014

Steve Beshear issued an executive order stating that all state buildings, grounds and fleet in Kentucky will become free of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes ...

University should ban cigarettes, allow e-cigs
Hilltop Views - November 4, 2014

Because St. Edward's antiquated policies allow smoking on campus, the university should at least ban cigarettes and instead allow students to smoke e-cigs.

U campuses go smoke- and tobacco-free
University of Minnesota - November 3, 2014

As of July 1, University of Minnesota facilities, buildings, and grounds on the Duluth, Crookston, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free. U leaders intend for the new policy to enhance the health of students, faculty, staff, ...

Benedictine moves forward with tobacco-free policy
News-Press Now - November 3, 2014

Students walk along campus at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., on Monday. The college announced last week that a tobacco-free policy will be ...

Syracuse University tobacco ban aims to create generation of non ...
The Post-Standard - - October 31, 2014

The movement to ban tobacco on college campuses, which Syracuse University joined Monday, is not just about creating a smoke- free culture in public workplaces. It is also about convincing young people to become lifetime non-smokers, said Sarah Van Orman, the president of the American College Health Association. The national initiative is more about creating a healthy smoke-free culture than convincing students not to smoke, said Cynthia Hallet, the executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Which is why most of the coverage of SU's ban portrayed it as a culture change more than anything else. But the less discussed purpose of the initiative is to combat the modern targeting strategy of tobacco companies, which began in 1998, said Hallet. That was the year that the Master Settlement Agreement between 46 states and the nation's five largest tobacco companies banned the companies from advertising to children younger than 18. Hallet said this ban forced the companies to shift their target audience to the next youngest demographic: 18-24 year-olds, or people of college age. "They were looking for a new generation of smokers and they need people to develop the habit while they are young," said Hallet. "It's a for profit industry."

Tanning Beds Still Common on College Campuses Because Apparently People Havent Heard About Skin Cancer
Bustle - October 31, 2014

Cigarettes According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, almost 1500 college campuses are 100 percent smoke-free. No cigarettes, no cigars, not even e-cigs because, as youre hopefully aware, tobacco smoke causes cancer. (This list includes my alma mater, Emory University. Go Emory!)

The action we're taking for designated smoking areas
The Advocate - October 30, 2014

MHCCs dazzling new sign on the corner of 257th and Stark is sure to turn heads, but a little farther down by the bus stop, there is an instant turn-off. Youve seen it; weve seen it Everyone has seen smokers dangling right off the edge of Mt. Hoods property, puffing their cigarettes. We dont want to hash people out for smoking, but they do make our institution look unprofessional. Whats really shocking about this? Its not so much the smokers, but the fact that this issue has been smoldering on the back burner for many years. People have wanted to change the no smoking policy for a while, and its time we at Mt. Hood took action. The Advocate has written numerous editorials about this subject and yet we havent provided a well-thought-out solution. The no smoking policy is black-and-white for a reason. Black-and-white rules are the most efficient, but theres a problem here: The gray area just wont go away. People smoke on campus anyway, and they smoke all along the perimeter, choking up the sidewalks and entrances to the school. People get away with smoking their e-cigs, too, because they arent technically smoking tobacco.

Campus patrol looks to snuff out tobacco users
The Eastern Progress Online (subscription) - October 30, 2014

Student Craig Ward said he hasn't observed any smoking ban enforcement and ... Smoke boxes or shacks have mostly been removed around campus, but ...

In their own words: James Ewen
WLKY Louisville - October 30, 2014

Smokers have no right to deprive non-smokers of their health. We know second hand smoke is harmful to your health because doctors and medical research ...

UW-W student contends WSG's decision
Royal Purple News - October 29, 2014

Recently WSG made it clear that they were opposed to the new policy that was proposed to make UW-Whitewater a tobacco free campus because of "outdated

WSG vote does not reflect students' views
Royal Purple News - October 29, 2014

The president of WSG has made it clear that he opposes the passing of the Tobacco Free Campus policy. His influences on the rest of the governing body and ...

FHSU Tobacco Policy Task force hires consultant
FHSU University Leader - October 28, 2014

... from the Kansas Health Foundation to hire Patterson to provide consultation and other services to assist FHSU move toward its goal of a tobacco free campus. ...

USCB to become tobacco, Smoke-Free campus
Hilton Head Monthly - October 28, 2014

Starting Jan. 1, the University of South Carolina Beaufort will no longer allow the use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes on either of its two local ...

University should consider compromise for campus smoking ban
The Daily Orange - October 27, 2014

The university says that the focus of the ban is to create a smoke-free culture, not to punish smokers. A tobacco ban on locations bordering public space and the ...

SU moves forward with plans to implement tobacco-free campus ...
The Daily Orange - October 27, 2014

There are currently 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the country, according to an Oct. 1 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Syracuse University to be smoke-free with new tobacco ban, policy ...
The Post-Standard - - October 27, 2014

According to an Oct. 1 report from the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, there are 1,477 smoke-free campuses in the U.S. Of those colleges and ...

Smoking on campus continues despite smoking ban
Daily Aztec - October 27, 2014

Last spring San Diego State adopted a smoke and tobacco-free policy across campus in an effort to create a healthy environment. Although the policy is into its ...

Tech students respond to smoking ordinance
The Daily Toreador (registration) - October 26, 2014

Texas Tech students are divided in their opinions about a smoking ordinance that was supposed to be voted on Thursday by the Lubbock City Council. By a vote of four to three, the Lubbock City Council decided to postpone the first reading of the proposed smoking ban Thursday. The proposed smoking ban would have amended Article 8.17 Smoking; Tobacco Products of the city of Lubbocks Code of Ordinances to prohibit the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in public places and places of employment. According to the amendment, the proposed ordinance would have also banned the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in personal vehicles parked in parking garages, banks and fast food drive-thrus, as well as near highway tollbooths.

Tech Student Senate gives support for city smoking ordinance
The Daily Toreador (registration) - October 24, 2014

Tech Student Senate gives support for city smoking ordinance ... the Lubbock City Council's ordinance to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. ... has already passed an ordinance that bans all smoking inside the bar, but allows ... Berry said Local has seen an increase in business and ratings as a result of banning smoking

NKU backs up tobacco ban with programs for quitting
NKU The Northerner Online - October 23, 2014

NKU backs up tobacco ban with programs for quitting. Photo by Tony Root. While banned since January, smoking on campus still occurs. NKU's policy is being ...

UW-Whitewater should be a tobacco-free campus
Royal Purple News - October 23, 2014

These chemicals are all found in second hand cigarette smoke along with ... campus along with the other 1,477 campuses that have banned tobacco use. ... This is outrageous and can be lowered by banning tobacco from college campuses. ... of the stress and peer pressures so if we were to ban tobacco it could ultimately ...

Blowing smoke: Campus smoking bans pointless
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News - October 22, 2014

I'm not arguing to remove smoking bans that are already in place - they are ... My problem is with the recent popular movement among colleges to ban smoking on campus. In fact, 1,478 colleges have banned smoking anywhere on campus, ...

Smoking policies on the UI campus go unnoticed
UI The Daily Iowan - October 22, 2014

The Iowa Legislature banned smoking in many public places, including ... Despite some enforcement, some are still unaware that a smoking ban exists on ...

OU's smoke-free campus is smoke-filled on game days
Oklahoma Daily - October 21, 2014

The law banned tobacco use in public and required buildings to have separate ... However, on game days, smoking becomes especially common, with many .

The University Of New Orleans Cigarette Ban Is Total BS
Daily Beast - October 21, 2014

UNO currently bans students from smoking in their own cars on campus, despite the fact ... disciplinary action" is what is so frightening about the smoking ban.

Smoking exacts high toll in California
SFGate - October 21, 2014

UC Berkeley became a smoke-free campus following a mandate by the university president. Lisa Zettl from Germany, smokes on the University of California.

Medical marijuana banned from state university campuses
MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV - October 20, 2014

We'd have to treat marijuana as marijuana," said Las Vegas Regent Michael Wixom. ... have a card to use the drug will be released from their housing contracts.

AS votes to approve new student fee for statewide student ...
Daily Sundial - October 20, 2014

Zaich also spoke about the results of a survey regarding banning smoking on campus. 34 percent of students surveyed said they would support a complete ban ...

What others say: Request for recommendations from UA campuses ...
Kenai Peninsula Online - October 19, 2014

And what geographic area would a tobacco ban encompass? ... Smoking is already prohibited inside most UA buildings under a policy adopted by the Board of ...

News from S.C. campuses, Oct. 19
The State - October 19, 2014

The University of South Carolina Beaufort campus is going tobacco-free January 1 - the latest college campus in the nation's fifth-largest tobacco-growing state ..

Wake maintains tobacco-friendly policies
Old Gold & Black - October 17, 2014

At Wake Forest, the Reynolda campus has a similar tobacco policy to Georgia's old one. The university website says that as of Jan. 1, 2011 ... Nationally, according to the Americans for Non-smokers Rights, as of Oct. 1, 2014, there are at least 1,478 100 percent smoke free campuses. Of those campuses, 976 of them are 100 percent tobacco-free. A smoke-free campus restricts the literal smoking of any tobacco product while a tobacco-free campus restricts tobacco products in any form.

Expert on tobacco policy will conduct meetings on FHSU campus
Hays Post - October 17, 2014

Ty Patterson, director of the national Center for Tobacco Policy, Springfield, Mo., will be on the Fort Hays State University campus on Monday and Tuesday to work with the universitys Tobacco Policy Task Force. In 2003, Ozarks College became the first public higher education institution to implement a tobacco-free campus policy. According to Patterson's biography, over ...

WC Should Not be Smoke-Free
Washington College Elm - October 17, 2014

Imagine a campus with no coffee machines in the Dining Hall or no Java George for your early morning caffine pickups before you get your sleep-deprived self to an early morning class. One cup of coffee will give you the energy and the rush to keep you up to finish the assignment is all that is required. Even though you promised yourself to not leave an assignment until the last moment, you find yourself sitting in the library, trying to finish an assignment due at 11:59 pm, an hour away from now, and you are just halfway into it. Now imagine that the Miller Library has no caf?Well, being a smoker, I would feel a similar panic if this campus became smoke-free. When I wake up, my stimulant is a cigarette and not caffeine. When I am studying and need a break to bring myself up, it is the nicotine rush that helps me.

ALJASSAR: A smoke-free Grounds
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - October 17, 2014

On October 2, the Managing Board published an editorial in which it asserted that universities should not ban smoking on their campuses. This piece was written in response to the smoking ban enacted at each of the 31 public colleges and universities belonging to the University System of Georgia. I disagree, not because I hope a ban would make smoking a socially inconvenient behavior that would encourage smokers to quit. Rather, secondhand smoking is a problem for nonsmokers that can be diminished with a public smoking ban.

EDITORIAL: USCB right to go tobacco-free
Island Packet - October 16, 2014

...The school system, including places of higher learning, have a role to play in educating and discouraging the practice. One out of every 13 U.S. children living today -- 5.6 million in total -- will die early because of smoking-related diseases if we...

Ban could be placed for e-cigs
Advance Titan - October 16, 2014

The original recommendation to ban the use of e-cigarettes came from the UW ... "The only problem I see with banning the use of these is that it was created in ... also not a factor in e-cigarettes which is a very long lasting side effect of smoking ...

Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward ...
Juneau Empire (subscription) - October 16, 2014

And what geographic area would a tobacco ban encompass? ... Smoking is already prohibited inside most UA buildings under a policy adopted by the Board of ...

VSU rolling anti tobacco measures
VSU Spectator - October 16, 2014

The tobacco ban has been fully enforced for a little over two weeks now, and the ... to hand to others if they ever see them smoking on any part of VSU campus.

Harvard Magazine - October 15, 2014

As of August 15, Harvard Yard has become tobacco-free, joining the medical, public-health, dental, and Kennedy School campuses (with the Law School on ...

Pushing smoking off-campus good for students
Arizona Daily Sun - October 15, 2014

Thus FUSD has banned smoking both inside buildings and on school grounds, ... directly to new President Rita Cheng to petition for an outdoors smoking ban. ... NAU is a leader on many fronts - banning smoking deserves to be one of them.

MU extends no-smoking ban to city-owned streets on campus
The Maneater - October 15, 2014

In July 2011, MU revised its policy so that smoking would only be allowed in designated areas. On July 1, 2013, smoking was banned everywhere on campus.

TESSLER: University should strengthen smoking policy
Washington Square News (NYU) - October 15, 2014

It is unfair that city residents, including NYU students, must be subjected to secondhand smoke. Students must walk through a cloud of toxins when trying to enter their dorm, study or eat at a dining hall. Both city and university officials must take ...

U.S. college students do better than U.K. counterparts in physical ... - October 15, 2014

... more participation in organized sports, and less smoking," said American ... smoke-free campuses, according to the group American Nonsmokers' Rights ...

US college students eat their vegetables. Really?!
Medical Xpress - October 14, 2014

Credit: Jeff Watts/American University ... There are 1,478 smoke-free campuses, according to the group American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.

Snuff those smokes: USC-Beaufort latest South Carolina campus ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - October 14, 2014

BEAUFORT, South Carolina - The University of South Carolina-Beaufort campus is going tobacco-free January 1st - the latest college campus in the nation's ...

USCB to go tobacco-free in January
SCNow - October 14, 2014

The university's current policy bans the use of tobacco products only in campus ... tobacco-growing state - that already ban smoking or tobacco products.

Campus to go smoke-free beginning January 1
Macalester College The Mac Weekly - October 10, 2014

Starting January 1, Macalester will be a tobacco-free campus, joining over 90 percent of colleges and universities in Minnesota. The smoking ban initiative at Macalester began in 2010, when a task force comprised of students, faculty and staff first recommended a tobacco-free policy. While that proposal, which suggested the implementation of a ban by 2013, was not carried out, the task forces principal recommendation of banning smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings was enacted. Since then, Macalester has taken steps to develop its tobacco education programs and has made further inquiries within the campus community towards the possibility of a tobacco ban, including circulating a survey last semester. ...

University of Alaska considering tobacco ban on its campuses
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - October 10, 2014

FAIRBANKS University of Alaska leaders are drafting a policy that could ban tobacco use at its statewide campuses as soon as next year. The momentum for a smoke-free university system in Alaska has steadily been building, thanks to student pressure and a larger shift away from public tobacco ...

FLCC trustees to consider barring e-cigs
Victor Post - October 10, 2014

HOPEWELL As federal and state lawmakers grapple with electronic-cigarette regulations, Finger Lakes Community College policymakers are considering campus regulations of their own. During its November meeting, the FLCC Board of Trustees will vote for or against the inclusion of e-cigarettes to its current smoking and tobacco use policy.

City College's Sprawling Impact
Santa Barbara Independent - October 9, 2014

And since Santa Barbara City College enacted a smoking ban in the summer of 2013, cigarette butts litter streets surrounding campus. The area has turned into ...

Week of tobacco ban still leaves students seperated [sic]
V Spectator - October 9, 2014

On Oct. 1, VSU enforced the smoking ban put into place by University System of ... According to the ban, all forms of tobacco products are banned on properties ...

O-HIGH-O State: Hempfest returns to campus, encourages activism
OSU - The Lantern - October 9, 2014

Dr. Peter Shields, deputy director of the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and chair of OSU's Tobacco Free Initiative, released a statement addressing that ...

Colleges outlawing smoking on campus
Daily Toreador (Texas Tech University) - October 9, 2014

As of Oct. 1, there are at least 1,478 completely smoke-free campuses ... Sophia Chapman, director of the Office of Student Conduct at Texas Tech, said Tech is not currently on the way to becoming a smoke-free campus, but the university does have...

Smoke green, blow white
MSU State News - October 8, 2014

Although Dave started smoking recreationally, he now is applying to get a .... "The city obviously can pass their own ordinances but those ordinances don't ...

Bakersfield College's smoking policy still a work in progress
Renegade Rip - October 8, 2014

According to Chris Hine from the KCCD's legal department, there is a difference between smoke-free and tobacco free. Hine said "smoke-free means no ...

Colleges outlawing smoking on campus
The Daily Toreador - October 8, 2014

As of Oct. 1, there are at least 1,478 completely smoke-free campuses across the United States, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website.

Smokers' Rights Go Up in Smoke
Daily Utah Chronicle - October 8, 2014

According to Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, an anti-smoking lobbyist group, nearly 1,500 campuses are now smoke free as of October 2014. This is up from ...

College University System of Georgia enacts tobacco ban on all campuses
USA Today - October 8, 2014

At the University of Georgia, students voiced their concerns through an organized protest on Tate Plaza last Tuesday, Sept. 30. About 50 students attended throughout the 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. time block.

Terry Pechacek
Biz Journals - October 8, 2014

Dr. Terry Pechacek is joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University as a professor of health management and policy, effective Nov. 1.

Smoking ban lacks enforcement power on UGA campus
Red and Black - October 8, 2014

The University of Georgia is now smoke-free after a University System of Georgia policy banning the use of tobacco products on campus went into effect Oct. 1.

Stomp Out Smoking (SOS)
The Collegian - October 8, 2014

Newton JAG Illusion dance team poses in their Stomp Out Smoking attire. ... The smoking ban on all regional colleges of Georgia went into effect on Wednesday, ...

Johnson C. Smith University announces plans for tobacco-free cam ...
WBTV - October 7, 2014

University officials say smoking has been prohibited inside JCSU's buildings for ... on the proposed smoking ban in mid-Septemmber which would ban smoking ...

MU sorority approved for new parking lot; marijuana proposal on hold
Columbia Missourian - October 7, 2014

MU can enforce its campuswide smoking ban on portions of Hitt Street, Ninth Street, Rollins Road and Conley Avenue when the streets are lawfully closed to ...

University sees decline in cigarette butt usage on campus
The Reveille (LSU) - October 7, 2014

Because the policy was established under an honor system, SmokingWords adviser and mass communication professor Judith Sylvester said it has worked. "I've spoken to students on campus and, recently, with the Dean of Students, and they all feel students …

Don't Reward the Wayward College
Santa Barbara Independent - October 6, 2014

Since SBCC banned smoking on campus, students set up smoking lounges outside our homes, leaving their cigarette butts and fast-food wrappers on the curb.

Legacy Empowers Community Colleges to Take a Breath of Fresh Air | PR-Newswire October 6, 2014

Today Legacy the national public health organization that funds the bold truth youth smoking prevention campaign announced it will support community colleges around the nation to go smoke or tobacco-free. Through a new competitive grants initiative, public community colleges may apply to receive funds and technical assistance to adopt and implement policies that restrict smoking or tobacco use on campus. Request for proposals and details are available today at

In our opinion: Tobacco-free campuses: More colleges are banning tobacco use
Deseret News October 5, 2014

The university system in the state of Georgia announced that its 31 separate campuses will join a growing number of colleges across the country that have completely banned tobacco use, indoors and out. Of the more than 1,800 schools that have adopted similar policies, only two are in Utah. Its time for that to change. The lobby group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights says risk factors for tobacco use peak at ages 18-25, and college attendance could be a turning point in choosing not to use tobacco. Tobacco use is trending downward as longtime smokers give up the habit. But data compiled by ANR shows that the number of people who initiated smoking after age 18 increased from 600,000 in 2002 to 1 million in 2010.

College implements designated smoking areas
Cochise News - October 3, 2014

Cochise College has designated smoking and tobacco-use areas for students, visitors and employees at its campuses and centers. New policies permit the use of cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes and chewing tobacco only at specific outdoor areas on campus or within an individuals personal vehicle. The use of these products is prohibited inside all college facilities.

As Georgia colleges ban tobacco, some schools still considering options
McDuffie Mirror - October 2, 2014

About 1,500 colleges nationwide have adopted smoke-free policies, according to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights organization. Campuses in ...

SGA discusses on-campus smoking
Berkeley Beacon (subscription ) - October 2, 2014

No smoking is permitted within 25-feet of the college buildings. ... Vice President Kassandra King said the recent smoking ban in all city parks-including Boston ...

NCC Goes Smoke Free with New Campus Policy [VIDEO]
It's Relevant: Norwalk - October 2, 2014

The policy has enabled the college to rid its campus of former 'smoker shacks' and prohibits any type of tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes and ...

Our Take: Zero-tolerance ban ineffectively combats secondhand smoke
Red and Black - October 2, 2014

As the UGA smoking ban comes into effect, it's important the University of Georgia keeps its priorities straight as to why the ban is in place to begin with.

A matter of choice
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - October 2, 2014

Schools that opt to go smoke free may also risk alienating prospective students who smoke and who think the ban would be too much of an inconvenience for them. In attempting to preserve student health and productivity universities can end up coming off as paternalistic. Providing information and resources for smokers who want to quit would be a helpful and health-conscious university policy, but students should ultimately be allowed to make their own decisions.

Smoking outside of buildings
Berkeley Beacon (subscription) - October 1, 2014

The Student Government Association discussed the issue of students smoking in designated non-smoking areas on campus at Tuesday's meeting. The topic was prompted by an email Dean of Students Ronald Ludman sent to the Emerson community last week asking smokers to be mindful of Emerson's smoking policy.

Emerson ought to smoke out the competition
Berkeley Beacon (subscription) - October 1, 2014

Still, Emerson refuses to recognize the validity of the state-issued medical marijuana cards, and makes no distinction between smoking for medical purposes ...

Tobacco free policy continues efforts to smoke out smoking
LSU The Reveille - October 1, 2014

Since 2000, Sylvester has been working towards a tobacco free campus. ... campus that has this policy; all of the SEC schools are either smoke or tobacco free.

Smoking Ban Fans Flames Amongst Students on Georgia's Public Campuses
Newsweek - October 1, 2014

Georgia hopes to clear the air on its public school campuses with a smoking and tobacco ban that goes into effect Wednesday. But students are sending up mixed signals from campus about the move. ... When the ban goes into effect on the the 31 colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia (USG), students will be joining hundreds of campuses across the country that have already instituted rules to try to make campuses 100 percent smoke-free, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying organization. The number has grown to 1,478 in 2014, compared to 446 in October 2010.

List of University System of Georgia campuses affected by smoking ban
The Polk Fish Wrap - October 1, 2014

ATLANTA All 33 campuses under the University System of Georgia will be smoke free starting October 1, 2014. The smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, ...

Smoking ban should be implemented across campus
The Pendulum - October 1, 2014

Why hasnt Elon University kept up with the science on the harmful effects of cigarettes and banned smoking on campus altogether? What good comes from allowing students, faculty and staff to smoke?

Students speak out against smoking ban during protest in Tate Plaza
Red and Black September 30, 2014

A group of approximately a dozen University of Georgia students gathered and took a final smoke break in Tate Plaza on Tuesday to protest the campus-wide smoking prohibition set to go into effect on Wednesday. The protest, which ran from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, was organized by The Arch Conservative, an opinion-based, student publication at UGA and included lounging in a mix of arm chairs and lawn chairs while others stood and talked to passersby while smoking tobacco products.

More public colleges banning tobacco use [VIDEO] - September 30, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) Public universities and colleges in Georgia are joining a growing list of campuses that prohibit tobacco use. In 2010, less than 450 colleges had smoking bans according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. By Wednesday, that number will be nearly 1,500. Close to 20 colleges in Massachusetts ban tobacco. A student at one of those schools says many smokers still get away with it...

CVS tobacco ban has minimal effect on Penn
The Daily Pennsylvanian - September 30, 2014

While CVS has decided that its stores will no longer sell tobacco products in order to promote health and wellness, Penn students and staff will most likely be unaffected by the change. Over 70 percent of Penn students wont be affected by this shift because they have never used cigarettes, while only 10.6 percent of students said they smoked within the last 30 days, according to the National College Health Assessment survey.

With Ban in Place, Smokers Migrate Off Campus [AUDIO]
WWNO - September 29, 2014

Louisiana's legislature passed a law in 2013 prompting all state colleges and universities to go tobacco-free by Aug. 1 of this year. It's been almost two months now since tobacco products have officially been banned on LSU's Baton Rouge campus. The crowd of smokers outside of Middleton Library has grown smaller since smoking was banned. Brian McCann, associate professor of Communications, says that most have migrated off campus.

Tuskegee University becomes tobacco-free campus
WSFA - September 29, 2014

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - Tuskegee University is joining the more than 1,300 colleges and universities around the country who have already declared their campus 'smoke free'. The private university in Macon County enacted a Tobacco Free Policy in September and says it applies to its entire university community including contractors, vendors, recruits and visitors. All forms of smoking, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, water pipes and vapor devices are covered under the policy and the ban extends to all university-controlled areas.

Editorial: It's time to ban smoking on campus
The Pitt News - September 29, 2014

While questions remain about the use of smokeless tobacco and simulated tobacco smoking, such as e-cigarettes, universities are justified in banning cigarette ...

SGA passes resolution
Wichita State Sunflower - September 29, 2014

The Wichita State Student Government Association passed a resolution at its meeting Wednesday, which supports the research efforts of the campus group, Tobacco Free Campus Leadership Team.

Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger
New York Times - September 28, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. Amid carefree talk of starting lineups, one public notice to the Sanford Stadium crowd on a recent Saturday stood out: Beginning Oct. 1, the University of Georgia will be among the academic institutions in this state that prohibit tobacco products from its campuses. The restrictions will take effect as a rising number of colleges across the country rush to lay down new limits on tobacco use. In October 2010, according to the lobbying group Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, fewer than 450 colleges had enacted smoking bans. By Wednesday, that number will have increased to nearly 1,500, with most of those schools having prohibited all forms of tobacco.

VSU Joins USG Institutions as Tobacco-Free Campus Oct. 1
Valdosta Daily Times - September 27, 2014

Tobacco products include but are not limited to; cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, pipes, cigars, hookah or water pipe smoking, and snuff. Are there any designated ...

Looming campus tobacco ban aimed at improving health, education
Red and Black - September 27, 2014

The University of Georgia hopes to promote health and education as it implements a campus-wide tobacco and smoke-free policy Oct. 1, said Tom Jackson, UGA vice president of public affairs.

Task force evaluates smoking on the FHSU campus
The University Leader - September 26, 2014

Fort Hays State University received a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation this summer leading to the creation of the Tobacco-Free Task Force, a group ...

Clayton State to become a tobacco-free campus Oct. 1 - September 25, 2014

MORROW Clayton State University and other members of the University System of Georgia are set to become tobacco-free campuses Wednesday. ... The new policy includes all areas on campus including the indoor and outdoor spaces, parking lots and vehicles, where tobacco products are prohibited. Officials define tobacco products as cigars, cigarettes, pipes, hookahs, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and other smoking devices such as vapor and electronic cigarettes.

SGA talks student life, new smoking ban
V Spectator - September 25, 2014

SGA welcomed the directors of student life and human resources at its weekly Monday meeting, and discussion topics ranged from the new smoking ban to ...

Tobacco Use Gets The Backburner
V Spectator - September 25, 2014

The ability to enjoy tobacco products at free will is going up in smoke on Oct. ... Out of those 1,023 students, 44 percent of respondents strongly opposed the ban.

Tobacco ban takes away student rights
V Spectator - September 25, 2014

VSU plans to adopt this justification with a new campus-wide tobacco ban. ... The negative effects of first and second hand smoke were a major motivation for ... If this kind of policy is enforced, what is stopping the university from banning other ...

Tobacco ban faces mixed reactions from students
V Spectator - September 25, 2014

This ban does not only affect students who smoke between classes, but the staff, ... enforce permeated smoking areas on campus, not a complete banning.

Clayton State to become a tobacco-free campus Oct. 1 - September 25, 2014

"This opportunity creates the most advantageous paradigm for students and educators to excel in a smoke-free, supportive community," he said.

Students react to campus tobacco ban
The Concordian - September 25, 2014

As of fall 2014, Concordia has become a tobacco-free campus with the relocation of smoking areas on campus to places off of school grounds. The installment of ...

Tobacco free college campuses coming next week
WALB-TV - September 24, 2014

The ban is already in place at some schools already... but it will become ... "I'm very excited because you shouldn't be worried about smoking on campus.

Students speak out about Southern's smoke-free campus policy
The Southern News - September 24, 2014

Smoking is banned in all classrooms, offices, building entrances, hallways, stairwells, ... However, does banning smoking from college campuses infringe on the ...

Month in, Yard Official Says Smoking Ban Implementation Smooth
Harvard Crimson - September 24, 2014

Over a month after Harvard banned the use of all forms of tobacco in the Yard, Harvard staff and students said that the implementation of the ban has been ...

Tobacco-Free Campaign Begins Wednesday, Oct. 1 With Kick Butts ...
Valdosta State University - September 23, 2014

In accordance with the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, the University System of Georgia has made a commitment to provide a safe and amicable workplace ...

American Legacy Foundation - September 23, 2014

Innovative Study Shows Significant Differences Among Four Hispanic/Latino Subgroups: Mexican American, Dominican, Cuban American, Puerto Rican

Boulder to expand smoking ban to University Ave., 17th
Boulder Daily Camera - September 23, 2014

The smoking ban that already covers the Pearl Street Mall and the municipal campus area will expand next month to the southeast, ...

UK's tobacco ban should not include smokeless tobacco
UK The Kentucky Kernel - September 23, 2014

Five months ago I wrote a column on the contradiction between UK's proclamation as a tobacco free campus and the reality of frequent encounters with smoke ...

New Smoking limits divide students
The Varsity News - September 23, 2014

The policy, which went into effect last week, restricts smoking to designated zones, mostly near parking lots. It means, among other things, that smoking won't be ...

SUNY Upstate's Dr. Gregory Eastwood to be honored for promoting ...
The Post-Standard - - September 23, 2014

Eastwood orchestrated efforts to get Upstate to become the first SUNY campus to go smoke free in 2005. Since then SUNY's 63 other campuses have followed ...

Student Health Committee emphasizes smoking ban
Sonoma State Star - September 23, 2014

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), one of the clubs responsible for connecting student needs with campus resources, assists and advises the ...

Stanford allows the criminal tobacco industry to influence its research
The Stanford Daily - September 23, 2014

In recent years, Stanford has terminated its investments in core tobacco companies, adopted a Smoke-Free Environment Policy that prohibits the smoking of ..

Fog of Confusion
HSU Oracle - September 23, 2014

The use of electronic, vaporized cigarettes is a trend that has taken hold in many young people's lives recently. The devices use battery power to activate small ...

SGA hears resolution
Wichita State Sunflower - September 22, 2014

Before empty halls and behind open doors, the Wichita State Student Government Association heard a brief introduction to a resolution that will attempt to push WSU to become a tobacco-free campus within one to three years. The group acknowledged that not every student will be in support of a tobacco-free campus, but it is in the beginning stages of research and came to SGA with ...

New Smoking Policy
Skidmore News - September 20, 2014

Specifically, the interior of the main campus including the tables outside the Burgess Cafe has been declared smoke free. Listed on the Skidmore College ...

Prince George's Community College hopes to snuff out smoking
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online - September 19, 2014

The school's smoke- and tobacco-free policy, which went into effect Sept. 15, is a total ban students and staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on campus ...

No More Smoke September 19, 2014

In light of Gov. Steve Beshears recent executive order banning smoking on government property, the Universitys potential to instill a smoking ban of its own has lit up debates all over campus. There are 1,372 total colleges and universities nationally that are smoke-free, 938 are tobacco-free and 167 do not allow e-cigarettes, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. …

Colleges snuffing out smoking on campus
Macon Telegraph (blog) - September 19, 2014

Nicotine is out at Georgias public universities this fall. In a far-reaching ban, the University System of Georgia is barring the use of all forms of tobacco -- from cigarettes to smokeless, hookahs to e-cigarettes -- starting Oct. 1…

Ban on tobacco proves ineffective
Technique - September 19, 2014

With the implementation of the Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy, Tech's campus is now supposedly tobacco free as cigarettes, hookah, e-cigarettes, ...

Exeter snuffs out e-ciggs on campus
Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers - September 19, 2014

During the Tuesday, Sept. 16 Exeter Township School Board voting meeting, the board updated their tobacco use policy to include electronic cigarettes and tobacco-related devices. The district wide tobacco use policy was last updated on April 14, 2011. The policy now includes and defines an electronic cigarette as any oral device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine, lobelia and or any other substance, and the use of inhalation of which stimulates smoking…

Meghan Taylor: UW-L campus no place for smokers
La Crosse Tribune - September 19, 2014

It's our role as students and staff on this campus to help enforce this nonsmoking policy and keep UW-L the healthy, environmentally friendly campus it should be ...

Editorial: Why do people even go here?
The Concordian - September 18, 2014

Even the implementation of a non-smoking campus might help to entice students to come here. People still choose to come here when we have a dry campus.

Time to quit smoking at PCC
PCC Courier - September 17, 2014

The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported that "1,372 100% smoke-free campuses" exist in the United States. As the nationwide smoke-free ...

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
PCC Courier - September 17, 2014

This is because on January 1, 2014, PCC became an entirely smoke free ... The smoking ban has done nothing to decrease the amount of second hand smoke.

E-cigarettes have no place on a smoke-free CSUF campus
The Daily Titan - September 17, 2014

The idea of smoke-free has developed a controversial grey area with the growing ... The popular new trend is currently included in the campus-wide ban, and ...

MU's smoking policy could expand to city streets on campus
Columbia Missourian - September 16, 2014

The city of Columbia and MU are proposing to extend the campuswide smoke ban to to selected city streets that run through campus, including the southern ...

Students respect tobacco free campus policies
Central Michigan Life - September 13, 2014

As of on July 1, CMU's tobacco-free campus policy went into effect. The ban prohibits tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes from use while ...

Smoke-free environments becoming a local trend
WMBF - September 13, 2014

This is CCU's first year as a tobacco free campus and students are noticing less students smoking this year. The inconvenience of having to leave campus to go ...

Horry County follows suit to national 'No smoking' trends
WMBF - September 13, 2014

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - No smoking signs are posted on more and more facilities nationwide, and it's a trend happening right here in our area as well. At Coastal Carolina University, you'll find fewer and fewer places where you're allowed to smoke.

Smoke-Free Policy Enforcement Approved by SGA Senate
Sidelines Online (subscription) - September 12, 2014

MTSU gets money for having a tobacco-free campus, and I think that we should honor that by abiding by the rules, said Benne. Bogle said he first had the idea ...

REYNOLDS: A Breath of Fresh Air
Daily Free Press (subscription) - September 12, 2014

I am minding my own business walking down Commonwealth Avenue, breathing in some fresh air, when I start choking on a mouthful of cigarette smoke. Or maybe Im not walking; maybe Im just trying to get my daily dose of vitamin D by studying outside when my nostrils and lungs are violated by the horrible smell of smoke. Either way, Boston University has a smoking problem. Crowds of smokers hang outside the George Sherman Union, Warren Towers and many other buildings to light up. Sometimes students dont even wait until they are outside. I once saw a kid start lighting his cigarette before he was out the door of 100 Bay State Road. Im surprised BU hasnt done more to restrict smokers on campus. Sure, they arent allowed to smoke inside residences or buildings, but it seems that outside, they can smoke wherever their hearts desire (although they arent doing their hearts any favors)

Smoke clears Texas Wesleyan campus
The Rambler - September 11, 2014

The ban includes all tobacco products, from cigarettes to cigars to smokeless ... The policy also prohibits tobacco advertising, and money being accepted from ...

UGA hosts third annual public health conference
Red and Black - September 10, 2014

... university system in the nation to go tobacco-free, said Jean O'Connor, the director of chronic disease prevention for the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Letter from your student body president: Tobacco free initiative
Wichita State Sunflower - September 10, 2014

Creating a tobacco-free policy requires the president to authorize the revision of the policies and procedures to state that we are a tobacco-free campus...

Students unhappy about smoking ban implementation
CU Columbia Spectator - September 10, 2014

SMOKE HERE | Students are taking issue with the new smoking ban introduced in July, claiming it is poorly enforced and not well-communicated to students.

Complete ban on smoking would be too extreme
MSU State News - September 9, 2014

But some go too far in wanting to completely ban smoking on campus. ... However, I think we can all agree that, historically, bans like this are ... Whether something is legal or banned doesn't seem to affect how much it is used. ... However, we need to put this in perspective before we start arbitrarily banning and stigmatizing.

Smokeless campuses on the rise
Minnesota Daily - September 9, 2014

Hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide had already jumped on similar restrictions, displaying a trend toward smoke-free campuses ...

The University has an image problem: You
Montana Kaimin - September 9, 2014

Chewing tobacco doesn't give off second-hand smoke, but it's banned as well. ... The tobacco ban is part of a larger University complex designed to sanitize ...

College Issue: Keeping it together on campus
Connect - September 9, 2014

Actually, since the Georgia Board of Regents enacted a smoking ban on all public colleges last spring and both Armstrong State University and Savannah State ...

Concordia campus goes fully tobacco-free
Prairie Business - September 8, 2014

MOORHEAD, Minn. Following the lead of college campuses around the country, Concordia College at Moorhead is now fully tobacco-free. Just 365 campuses were smoke-free in October 2009, compared to 1,372 campuses in July 2014, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, ...

Smoking Bans Impact More and More Massachusetts Universities
Boston Globe - September 6, 2014

Its a real drag for college students with a cigarette habit these days. With this decision, Harvard University joins the ranks of more than a dozen other universities in the Commonwealth that have banned smoking. According to a July 3rd release from the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, 20 Massachusetts universities, from the Berkshires to the Cape, have banned tobacco products on campus.

Harvard Yard Goes Tobacco-Free
Harvard Crimson - September 5, 2014

More than six years after student activists created a group to research the issue of smoking on campus, the College has banned the use of all forms of tobaccoincluding cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco productsin Harvard Yard, Director of Harvard University Health Services Paul J. Barreira and Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde announced over the summer. Prior to this policy change, which took effect on August 15, individuals were permitted to smoke in parts of Harvard Yard, but smoking was banned within 25-50 feet of any University building...

University needs tougher smoke-free policy
MSU State News - September 5, 2014

Imagine walking down East Shaw Lane on a sunny fall afternoon. Theres a light breeze, but the warmth of the setting sun fends off any feelings of being cold. You take a deep breath and inhale fresh, untainted air. Instead, you'll likely be inhaling secondhand smoke. The university's smoke-free policy prohibits smoking in campus buildings and within 25 feet of them. ...

FLCC assembling student persistence team
Finger Lakes Times - September 4, 2014

SMOKING: Trustees discussed a policy for smoking and tobacco use, including a possible campus ban. Smoking is now permitted in designated outdoor areas.

Smoking policy not hindering smoking on campus
Nicholls Worth - September 4, 2014

Smoking on campus continues to be a problem despite a policy banning it in 2011. In spring of ... If it's a visitor, they will be warned or banned from campus.

Letter to the editor E-cigarette editorial degrades all users
The Alestle - September 4, 2014

The campus-wide smoking ban will be in force in short order; the non-smokers have won their victory. Must you now gloat about your victory by publicly shaming ...

Smoking ban could decline enrollment
Western Courier - September 3, 2014

...17, banning both indoor and outdoor smoking at all state-supported colleges and universities, which takes effect on July 1, 2015. This rule bans all forms of ...

UNO makes case for e-cigarette use on campus, website reports
The Times-Picayune - September 3, 2014

In doing so, UNO joined the majority of campuses that have adopted a smoking ban: of the 1,372 that prohibit smoking, only 176 also banned e-cigarettes, ..

Colleges Against Cancer
The Arkansas Traveler - September 3, 2014

Some chapters have even met with campus officials and created a smoke-free campus. Political science majors can use their skills in their field to advocate ...

LETTER: Calistoga needs to update its smoking laws
Napa Valley Register - September 3, 2014

...So my main question is: "What is Calistoga waiting for?". Shouldn't residents and visitors alike have a pleasant dining experience devoid of...

Mixed emotions toward new tobacco policy
Arizona Daily Wildcat - September 2, 2014

Students so far have reported a mix of appreciation, anger and indifference towards it. The policy states that the university now “prohibits the use of products that contain tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidis, kreteks, hookah...

Quinn signs campus-wide smoking ban
The Columbiachronicle - September 2, 2014

Pat Quinn signed the Smoke Free Campus Act Aug. 17 to ban smoking on all state-funded public college and university campuses, part of Quinn's initiative to ...

Slow start to tobacco-free campaign
The Cauldron (subscription) - September 2, 2014

Advertising of the smoke-free campus is everywhere at CSU. Signs hang on light posts along the sidewalks and adorn walls inside and outside the various ...

WMU Tobacco Free Policy in Full Effect
Western Herald -September 2, 2014

According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, there are 1,372 completely smoke-free college campuses in the United States. In the state of ...

Smoking to be banned on Parkland campus
Prospectus News - September 2, 2014

Parkland College, in compliance with Illinois' smoking ban on all ... will make the transition to a smoke-free campus, banning smoking on its school grounds.

Vape Escape
NOLA Defender – September 2, 2014

It's up to the individual universities how to implement this, and the decision has motivated some universities to take a stance on electronic cigarettes as well.

Berkshire Community College president Ellen Kennedy lauded by ...
Berkshire Eagle - September 1, 2014

... on campus; establishing a smoke-free campus; and her support for the BCC Foundation, the planned Berkshire Innovation Center, a student Veterans Center, .

WMU going tobacco-free
WOODTV. com September 1, 2014

(WOOD) — On Monday, Western Michigan University became the latest campus in Michigan to go 100 percent tobacco-free. According to the ...

Board of Regents Policy Manual 9.1.7 Tobacco and Smoke-Free ...
Tiger's Roar - September 1, 2014

In accordance with the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, Title 31 Chapter 12A, this policy reinforces the USG commitment to provide a safe and amicable ...

Savannah State on-campus tobacco ban takes effect Sept. 1
WTOC - September 1, 2014

When students return to class at Savannah State University on Tuesday, they will no longer be allowed to use tobacco on campus. On Monday the tobacco free ...

Western Michigan University's ban on all forms of tobacco begins Monday - August 31, 2014

KALAMAZOO, MI As Nick Viau stood on the steps of Waldo Library smoking a cigar, the 18-year-old Western Michigan University student didn't mince words when asked what he thought of the impending campus-wide tobacco ban. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which has compiled a list of smoke-free college campuses throughout the U.S., there are at least 1,372 campuses that are currently smoke-free or are set to make the leap shortly. But, only 176 of these institutions prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere on campus. MORE: View the complete list of smoke-free college campuses throughout the U.S. (As of July 2014)

No smoking ban applies to Illini tailgaters too - August 31, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois is reminding football fans that its new smoke-free campus policy applies to tailgaters in Memorial Stadium parking ...

FAU Going Tobacco Free In 2015
University Press - August 30, 2014

The last phase of a five-year plan, FAUs smoke-free policy will roll out on Jan. 1, 2015. The policy prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and all types of smokeless tobacco from being used on campus. This includes all outside areas, currently designated smoking areas, inside buildings and parked cars, and traveling on and across campus. Visitors, vendors, employeesincluding facultyare subject to this policy as well.

U of I smoking ban applies to football tailgaters
The Edwardsville Intelligencer - August 30, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) The University of Illinois is reminding football fans that its new smoke-free campus policy applies to tailgaters in Memorial Stadium ...

'We're not the no-smoking police'
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - August 30, 2014

The University of Illinois campus went smoke-free Jan. 1, and that means no more smoking indoors or out on university property. The new policy, approved in a student referendum and adopted by the campus, is part of a growing national movement, with more than 1,100 college campuses now smoke-free....

New smoking ban in place for 1st U of A football game
Tucson News Now - August 29, 2014

... ban; as for smoking in Arizona Stadium, there are two designated areas on the east and west outer ramps, but smokers are only allowed to use e-cigarettes.

Column: Tobacco-free campus is commitment to wellness
Stevenspointjournal - August 29, 2014

This week marks a milestone in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points commitment to wellness. On Aug. 25, the campus became tobacco-free. ... It includes any tobacco or smoking products such as e-cigarettes and smokeless products including dip, chew and snuff.

UPUA Kicks Off Semester With New Advisor
Onward State - August 28, 2014

He said that he hopes to see changes in the campus alcohol policy, expanded parking hours, and further discussion on a smoke-free campus and added that a ...

TAMUCC's State of the University Address Fast Approaching
KIII TV3 - August 28, 2014

The long-term effects of smoke electronic cigarettes is unknown. The W.H.O. recent recommended e-cigs be ban inside.More >>. The long-term effects of smoke ...

Bar provides venue for aspiring musicians
LSU The Reveille - August 27, 2014

Also, students lamenting the University's new smoke-free policies may find some solace in the fact that the bar still allows smoking indoors, though more and ...

Tobacco ban goes into effect across campus
The Eastern Progress Online - August 27, 2014

The entire campus community is responsible for helping to enforce the ban, ... also falls under the tobacco-ban as the policy forbids smoking on

UWSP welcomes students to tobacco-free campus
Stevenspointjournal - August 27, 2014

Officials from UWSP announced in December that the campus would go completely tobacco-free both indoors and outdoors by the fall. UWSP Chancellor Bernie ...

Letter from the student body president
Wichita State Sunflower - August 27, 2014

We understand the implications a tobacco-free policy could impose on current tobacco users, and we welcome all perspectives in creating a solution that best ...

What you need to know about UT's tobacco ban
Independent Collegian (University of Toledo) - August 27, 2014

The tobacco ban established last spring also bans chewing tobacco, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snus and pipes.

Smoking Ban Grows in Popularity Among US Colleges
NBC26 - August 26, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis.- More than 700 colleges are smoke free and most recently UW-Stevens Point, but here in Northeast Wisconsin that's not the case. "Given the ...

Starting Strong: Dr. Bleicken addresses students
the Inkwell - August 26, 2014

We're also proud to be one of the first tobacco-free campuses in the University System of Georgia and are currently celebrating our two-year anniversary of that ...

Pennfield Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday
Battle Creek Enquirer - August 26, 2014

Western Michigan University will become tobacco-free beginning Sept. 1. This applies to all WMU-held property in Kalamazoo and around the state, and to ...

UW-Stevens Point campus to be smoke free for new school year
WSAU - August 26, 2014

It replaces the old policy which banned smoking within 30-feet of all campus buildings. The new smoke-free campus rule includes a ban on chewing tobacco an ...

LSU smoke-free policy
Bayoubuzz - August 25, 2014

Students are back in class at LSU, and a new policy means a big change for some students. LSU was one of several campuses to become tobacco-free this ...

CCSU Expands On-Campus Smoking Ban
NBC Connecticut - August 25, 2014

"The majority of the respondents preferred a smoke-free campus with a few designated areas reserved for smoking," McLaughlin wrote in an email to NBC ...

New park signs discourage smoking in play areas
The State Journal-Register - August 26, 2014

Pat Quinn recently signed into law a measure that will ban smoking inside and outside on all public college and university campuses in the state, beginning next ...

McLane stadium rules made with students' safety in mind
The Baylor Lariat - August 25, 2014

Also, in conjuncture with the university-wide ban on tobacco products, smoking will not be permitted at the stadium which is an extension of the campus.

ISU soon to be a smoke-free campus
Vidette Online - August 24, 2014

The new law banning tobacco use on campuses passed by Gov. Pat Quinn will go into effect July 1, 2015. The smoking ban passed by Gov. Quinn applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces on college campuses. Quinn also signed a restriction on the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Opinion: Smoking is a necessary crutch for college students
LSU The Reveille - August 24, 2014

Weve all heard why there should or shouldnt be a campus-wide tobacco ban. Both sides have made plenty of good points, but unless someone is almost done creating a time machine, I dont think theres much to come of resurrecting that debate.

Busting the butt: LSUPD, University officials to enforce new tobacco-free policy with honor system
LSU The Reveille - August 24, 2014

The Universitys ban on tobacco went into effect Aug. 1, and after an ongoing battle among administrators, it remains to be seen how the new policy will be enforced on campus.

University smoking ban gets mixed reviews among those directly affected [VIDEO]
WREX-TV (registration) - August 23, 2014

Smoking on college campuses is soon to be a thing of the past in Illinois. Governor. Quinn signed a bill banning smoking across state campuses by next school ...

ASU bans tobacco products on campus
The Albany Herald - August 23, 2014

As the new school year gets under way, a new policy will impact Albany State University students, faculty and staff. In accordance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, Title 31 Chapter 12A, ASU is banning the use of tobacco products on campus. Banned products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any smoking device that uses tobacco such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes. The policy is effective Oct. 1.

Tech prepares for USG Tobacco Policy
Technique - August 22, 2014

On October 1, 2014, the Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy will go in effect ... All land owned by Tech is included in this ban, so people cannot smoke in ...

Student Government starts amendment process in response to ...
The Alestle - August 22, 2014

Illinois passed a law this summer banning smoking at public universities starting ... As of now, this ban prevents anyone from smoking anywhere on campus, ... is [that it will] be banned or we're going to get an amendment to continue smoking.

Campus now officially tobacco-free
The Lion's Roar Newspaper - August 22, 2014

The majority of students do not have to worry about the smoking ban on campus. ... smoking sections and actually enforce them instead of banning smoking all ...

University continues to enforce clean air policy
BG News - August 21, 2014

The University campus has been smoke-free since the Clean Air Policy went into effect in January. The Clean Air Policy says that smoking is not permitted ...

UWSP students return next week
Stevenspointjournal - August 21, 2014

Cling-on door signs and free-standing signs announcing the campus will be tobacco-free starting Aug. 25 are being placed in all buildings and parking lot ...

GW to keep marijuana policies intact as city considers legalization
GW Hatchet (subscription) - August 21, 2014

A University spokesman said that smoking marijuana on campus would still be banned even if the city's laws change. ... University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said GW would continue to ban marijuana use on campus property to comply with ...

PGCC to ban all tobacco and smoking products Sept. 15
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News - August 21, 2014

Prince George's Community College in Largo announced its Breathe Free campaign, to support tobacco cessation, as it prepares to institute a smoke and ...

St. Cloud State University Bans E-Cigarettes on Campus
WJON News - August 21, 2014

St. Cloud State sites the Minnesota Department of Health, saying the e-cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA and that there is no evidence supporting ...

Stephens College enacts smoke-free policy
Columbia Missourian - August 21, 2014

COLUMBIA - Stephens College has been a smoke-free campus since July 1, aligning with a city ordinance that bans all smoking products in public places. ... go tobacco-free indicated to Stephens College staff a smoking ban was due, Silvey ...

Cannabis on campus prohibited
Rocky Mountain Collegian - August 20, 2014

Yet, as of August 2014 marijuana remains an illegal substance on Colorado ... or losing one's housing privileges, according to Lisa Longenecker, a business ...

UGA student employees offer perspectives on smoking ban
Red and Black - August 20, 2014

"Legally, I don't really think it's appropriate [to ban smoking]," Dowler said. ... of cigarette butts properly, smoking very most likely would not be being banned."...

Texas Wesleyan goes smoke-free
Fort Worth Star Telegram - August 20, 2014

Texas Christian University allows tobacco products and e-cigs on campus at least 25 feet from any entrance or exit. Wesleyan students caught violating the rule ...

UWSP set to go tobacco-free
Wisconsin Radio Network - August 20, 2014

The ban applies to all students, faculty and staff, and any visitors to campus, ... to offer group support as well as individual counseling for smokers or chewers."...

Tobacco products banned on Albany State campus
WFXL FOX 31 - August 20, 2014

ASU is banning the use of "tobacco products" on campus to comply with the ... clove cigarettes and any smoking device that uses tobacco such as hookahs, ...

Tobacco ban on campus
Tiger's Roar - August 20, 2014

Starting Sept. 1, 2014 Savannah State University will be a smoke-free campus. This includes any facilities owned by SSU such as housing units, offices, and ...

WMU campus on final countdown to becoming tobacco free
Comvoicesonline - August 19, 2014

1 change to tobacoo-free status will put WMU among about a quarter of American colleges and universities, including 25 in Michigan, that are smoke free or ...

FVSU students not happy with campus tobacco ban
41 NBC News - August 19, 2014

It's joining schools across Georgia in banning tobacco from campus. "I don't ... At Fort Valley State, the idea of lighting up a cigarette is going up in smoke. "It's bad ... The new policy bans all forms of tobacco from many universities in Georgia.

SSU adopts tobacco-free policy
WTOC - August 19, 2014

All schools within the University System of Georgia will be transitioning into tobacco-free campuses by Oct. 1 of this year. Locally, Armstrong State adopted the ...

Savannah State University bans smoking
Savannah (GA) Morning News - August 19, 2014

A new University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires all of Georgia's public college and universities to be smoke free by Oct. 1. Savannah State's ban begins Sept. 1. Tobacco products have been banned at Georgia Southern University since...

ISU Reacts to Quinn Signing New Smoking Ban Policy - August 18, 2014

ISU hopes the smoking ban will be a smooth transition for students. ... a committee to look into how the new campus-wide smoking ban will effect the university.

Rock Valley Preparing for 'No Smoking' Campus-wide. - August 18, 2014

ROCKFORD- On the first day of class, smokers are a common sight on the Rock Valley College campus. But come July 1st of next year, Rock Valley students will ...

Jefferson College goes tobacco-free
KSDK-by Brandie Piper - August 18, 2014

Tobacco should be illegal, not marijuana. Marijuana is actually a cancer prophylactic/cure, unlike tobacco!

Public colleges and universities in Louisiana go smoke-free on Friday
The Tribune - July 31, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana — Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools ...

UMKC smoking ban starts Friday
KSHB - July 31, 2014

A campus-wide tobacco ban at the University of Missouri-Kansas City goes into ... University of Missouri's Columbia campus passed a similar smoking ban last...

NMU gearing up for tobacco-free deadline
ABC 10 News NOW - July 30, 2014

“Two of the main reasons that a lot of universities are becoming tobacco-free or smoke-free is the health benefits for their students, faculty, staff, and even their ...

It's official: Stetson University now a tobacco- and smoke-free campus
News 13 Orlando - July 30, 2014

Stetson began implementing smoking restrictions in 2007 by banning smoking near buildings and air vents. The new policy is the result of several years of ...

NMU goes tobacco-free Friday
Marquette Mining Journal - July 29, 2014

MARQUETTE - A new tobacco-free policy going into effect Friday on Northern Michigan University's campus will have tobacco users thinking twice about lighting ...

Change Is In The Air: Prince George's Community College Set To ...
PR Web (press release) - July 29, 2014

Board of Trustees approves ability of College to position itself as a smoke/tobacco-free institution. Breathe Free campaign launched to promote a healthier ...

NSU to implement tobacco free policy
KTAL - July 29, 2014

According to Vice President for University Affairs Marcus Jones, the policy will cover all interior spaces on Northwestern State's Natchitoches campus and branch ...

UL to Ban Smoking on Campus August 1st
FOX 15 - July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 — The days of smoking on the University of Louisiana's campus are numbered. Starting August 1, smoking will be banned from all areas of ...

Local college campuses to be mostly smoke-free by this week
The New Orleans Advocate - July 28, 2014

Starting this week, nearly all college and university campuses in New Orleans will be tobacco-free or moving in that direction. The policies, which ban cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and, in some cases, electronic cigarettes, are aimed at creating a healthier environment, cutting down on exposure to secondhand smoke and, in the case of public colleges, abiding by a state law passed last year.

E-cigarette debate lights up
The News Journal - July 28, 2014

But there's no way it could be worse than smoking cigarettes. ... 1, the University of Delaware will enforce a new tobacco ban, including the use of e-cigarettes, ...

Hometown U: The students behind the smoke-free campus initiative
Anchorage Daily News - July 28, 2014

Last April, UAA students voted for a smoke-free campus. They specifically banned cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, bidi (tobacco cigarettes flavored with chocolate, mint, vanilla, etc.), clove cigarettes and e-cigarettes on the Anchorage campus, including dorms and apartments. When the university opens in a month, will staff, faculty and students have to go cold turkey?

Georgia Southern University becomes tobacco free in August
WTOC - July 28, 2014

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel, Ph.D., recently announced the University would become 100 percent tobacco-free on Aug. 1. The move to ...

UGA students to offer tobacco cessation classes
Online Athens - July 28, 2014

The UGA campus will be tobacco free starting Oct. 1. This includes all cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. The first six-week session will be limited to ...

GSU to go tobacco free
Statesboro Herald July 26, 2014

Georgia Southern University will be tobacco free starting Friday, in accordance with a new policy by the University System of Georgias Board of Regents. The boards policy calls for colleges and universities within the system to be tobacco free by Oct. 1. Georgia Southern elected to adopt the policy on August 1, two months ahead of the regents' deadline. I also think it's absolutely ridiculous that they are also saying that electronic cigarettes can't be used on campus, Davis said. They're not even giving people an ...

No smoking allowed on Missouri-Kansas City campus or property beginning Aug. 1
Daily Journal - July 25, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri As of Aug. 1, the University of Missouri-Kansas City will enforce a smoking ban on all university-owned or leased property. A report issued by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights this month said 1,372 U.S. colleges and universities have adopted a smoke-free policy across their campuses. It also said 938 schools, including the University of Missouri in Columbia and the University of Central Missouri, have banned all forms of tobacco use. "We expect this number to continue to climb rapidly as a result of the growing social norm supporting smoke-free environments, and support from within the academic community for such policies for campus health and well-being," said Cynthia Hallett of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights,,,

Northern Michigan University set to go tobacco-free next week - July 24, 2014

One other exception: You may smoke on campus only if you are inside your personal vehicle with all windows rolled up and there are not any minors present in...

UMKC snuffing out smoking on campus
Kansas City Star - July 24, 2014

The university's new policy prohibiting smoking and the use of all tobacco products on campus goes into effect Aug. 1. But there are no ... Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights said in a report this month that at least 1,372 U.S. colleges and universities have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policy across their entire campuses, including residences.

Smoking, Chewing, Even 'Vaping' Banned At University Of Arizona ...
The College Fix - July 24, 2014

...At least 1,372 campuses across the country are smoke-free and 938 of those campuses are tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights ...

Another Campus Falls to Anti-Smoking Zealotry—Even E-Cigs Are ...
Reason (blog)-by Robby Soave - July 24, 2014

Another Campus Falls to Anti-Smoking Zealotry—Even E-Cigs Are Banned ... The University of Arizona has decided to follow colleges around the country in banning smoking on all campus property. ... Some students are irritated about the ban, but who are they to stand athwart ...

Kaler talks light-rail safety, NFL games
Minnesota Daily - July 23, 2014

After years of debate, the University officially banned smoking and tobacco use on campus this month. Has the University been successful in enforcing the ban?

ENCINAS: Many get burned by new UA tobacco ban
Arizona Daily Wildcat - July 23, 2014

A more reasonable policy would have allowed tobacco users to only smoke in designated areas that are away from areas of heavy foot traffic, and banned e-cigs and smokeless tobacco from indoor public areas only. The designers of the policy failed to take ...

UA adopts policy to ban the use of tobacco products on campus
Arizona Daily Wildcat - July 22, 2014

He said he endorses the tobacco-ban personally and as the ASUA president. Ortega has asthma and said that family members choosing to smoke around him ...

UPMC goes too far with worker smoking ban
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 22, 2014

I was pleased to see several recent letters to the editor criticizing UPMC's employee smoking ban. You would think that this corporate entity (and that's what it is) ...

UL-Lafayette prepares for tobacco free campus
The Advocate - July 20, 2014

LAFAYETTE The front of the Edith Garland Dupr?ibrary, the collection of benches behind Griffin Hall and other popular smoking spots at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be clearing up very soon. At least 1,372 college or university campuses in the U.S. ban smoking on their campuses policies, with 938 of those tobacco free and 176 prohibiting e-cigarettes, according to figures from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights.

UNO adopts tobacco-free policy
KLFY - July 20, 2014

... University in New Orleans campuses will become a tobacco-free on Aug. ... law that requires public colleges and universities to develop tobacco-free policies.

Clemson Tobacco Ban to Begin Next July - July 19, 2014

CLEMSON A plan to ban tobacco use on the campus of Clemson University next July will go forward without the board of trustees taking a vote on the issue, the chairman said Friday. It would include electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff and "any non-FDA approved nicotine delivery device." The only exceptions would be controlled ...

University of Arizona goes smoke free
KOLD TV Channel 13 (Tucson, AZ) - July 18, 2014

Public comments started in March and will continue until July 27. If you'd like to give a thumbs up or complain, you can e-mail the UA Vice President for Human Resources, Allison Vaillancourt, at ...

Clemson tobacco ban faces questions
Greenville News - July 18, 2014

CLEMSON – A proposal to ban tobacco on the entire campus of Clemson University ... banned smoking, with about 1,000 of them banning tobacco use altogether. ... state that have implemented tobacco bans have found the "soft enforcement" ...

WMU's tobacco-free status is topic of campus forums
WMU News - July 17, 2014

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Two open forums are planned for Wednesday, July 23, to update members of the Western Michigan University community on the ...

CCU prepares for new tobacco-free campus initiative
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC - July 17, 2014

Coastal Carolina's new tobacco-free policy covers a wide range of products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

Clemson trustees divided on making campus tobaco free
Greenville News - July 17, 2014

CLEMSON — A proposal to ban tobacco on the entire campus of Clemson ... have banned smoking, with about 1,000 of them banning tobacco use altogether.

Pall on Mall for smokers: UA campus smoking ban coming - July 17, 2014

Pall on Mall for smokers: UA campus smoking ban coming ... If a proposed policy takes effect Aug.15, the school will ban "the use of tobacco or ...

Murray State Students Eye Campus Smoking Ban
WSIL TV - July 17, 2014

Murray State Students Eye Campus Smoking Ban ... Last year, smoking was banned in front of Regents Residential College. __. Information from: Murray ...

Ohio University Considers MANDATORY Re-Education Classes For ...
KFBK - July 16, 2014

Officials at Ohio University are considering mandatory classes for students who get caught smoking on campus as part of a draconian ban on smoking for the ...

Smoking ban on university campus eyed by some
Murray Ledger and Times - July 16, 2014

Smoking ban on university campus eyed by some ... just last year, smoking was banned in front of Regents Residential College, because members ... that don't have smoking bans, and Western has initiated a strict designated area restriction.

LSU to become tobacco free Aug. 1
Bossier Press-Tribune Online - July 16, 2014

BATON ROUGE – As of Friday, Aug. 1, LSU will become a tobacco-free campus in accordance with the Louisiana ...

Statement Regarding Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania ...
UPENN Almanac - July 15, 2014

After thorough deliberation, the Board has determined that the tobacco proposal does ... on topics, including health warnings and controls over sales to minors.

LETTER: UPMC goes too far with its anti-smoking policy for workers
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette - July 14, 2014

My question to UPMC is this: Since when can an employer tell an "employee" what he or she is permitted to do on a lunch break or while traveling to his or her job (it will be difficult for employees to smoke en route to work because of repercussions ...

University of New Orleans to become 'tobacco-free' campus in August
The Times-Picayune - July 14, 2014

... "Schools have begun to question the role of tobacco in an academic setting," said Bronson Frick, the associate director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights.

UA Promotes Healthy Living With Campus-Wide Tobacco Ban
KJZZ - July 14, 2014

The University of Arizona is joining hundreds of colleges across the nation with a campus-wide ban on tobacco. The new policy will prohibit smoking, smokeless ...

University of Arizona Banning Smoking on Campus, Including E-Cigarettes
Phoenix New Times (blog) - July 14, 2014

The University of Arizona will be joining hundreds of other universities across the country with a campus ban on smoking. The Maricopa County Community College District actually enacted a smoking/tobacco ban on its campuses in 2012, including a ban on e-cigarettes, too.

UNO to go smoke-free Aug. 1
WDSU New Orleans - July 14, 2014

Effective Aug. 1, the University of New Orleans will ban smoking on its campus in accordance with a state law. Not all tobacco products are banned completely. UNO said the use of electronic cigarettes is permissible at this time, but they are prohibited in all university buildings and within 25 feet of university buildings.

Violate tobacco policy, get fined
The Daily Iberian - July 10, 2014

Other colleges in the state, including the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, already have slated to be “tobacco-free” campuses, beginning in August.

No tobacco policy good for AWC
Yuma Sun - July 9, 2014

The Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative notes that 99 percent of smokers begin smoking or using tobacco by age 26 – which means college campuses are ...

Letter: NSU should go 100% smoke-free - July 9, 2014

The author provided knowledgeable information on why smoking in the public should be banned. Smoking causes fatalities and many other respiratory ...

Tulane to become smoke-free campus on Aug. 1
Times Picayune - July 8, 2014

... that eliminate smoking, according to Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights. ... In going "smoke-free," Tulane will eliminate not only the smoking of ...

Northwestern campus going tobacco-free
KPLC-TV - July 8, 2014

A new law put in places during the 2013 session of the Louisiana legislature requires all public post-secondary institutions in the state to adopt smoke-free or ...

AWC bans tobacco use on campus
Yuma Sun - July 8, 2014

... campus not only indicates the speed limit and possession of weapons is prohibited, but also advised all visitors that the campus is smoke and tobacco free.

JCC campuses go tobacco free Aug. 1
Olean Times Herald - July 7, 2014

A new policy to improve the overall health of those working or learning at any one of Jamestown Community Colleges (JCCs) sites will soon go into effect. On Aug 1, all three of the colleges campuses Jamestown, Dunkirk and Olean will be tobacco-free. This means cigarettes, cigars, hookah smoked products, clove and electronic cigarettes, bidis, kreteks, smokeless tobacco and snus are no longer allowed to be used on school grounds. The policy applies to campus visitors, as well.

EDITORIAL: Up in smoke: UPMC takes the right course on tobacco
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - July 4, 2014

In 2013, UPMC informed its 62,000-person workforce that it would ban all smoking by personnel during their work hours both on and off UPMC property. The policy took effect Tuesday and covers employees, students, volunteers and contractors. Health care workers in all capacities are part of an enterprise committed to helping people maintain their health or improve it. In banning smoking by all of its personnel, UPMC is demonstrating adherence to its core mission.

E-cigarette policies vary across Oakland County
Royal Oak Daily Tribune - July 3, 2014

While Birmingham has a new ordinance that regulates e-cigarette sales and use among minors, some wonder how it will be regulated in public places across Oakland County including the workplace. Oakland County reported it was in the midst of banning electronic cigarettes for employees and visitors in the county buildings. Officials have been working in recent weeks to add the new language that includes e-cigarettes, said County Spokesman Bill Mullan. Oakland Community College and Oakland University have also put policies in place that make their campuses smoke-free.

Motlow campuses implement policy against smoking
The Daily News Journal - July 3, 2014

In late May, the Moore County-based college announced it would restrict the use of all forms of tobacco products, even smokeless electronic cigarettes, beginning July 1. The policy does allow the use of tobacco products in private vehicles. Motlow also has campuses in sites in Fayetteville, McMinnville, and as of fall 2013, the colleges enrollment was 4,900, according to data from the Tennessee Board of Regents.

CMU administrators preparing enforcement procedures for tobacco ban
Central Michigan Life - July 2, 2014

Less than 48 hours into the Tobacco-free policy implemented on Central Michigan University's campus, university administrators are still figuring out how to dole ...

Don't ban student behavior
Minnesota Daily - July 2, 2014

The University of Minnesota's smoking and tobacco use ban started Tuesday following more than a year of debate. However, banning electronic cigarettes and using disciplinary actions for noncompliance are the wrong approaches to tackle this issue. The focus should be on ...

Tobacco now restricted to designated areas at Le Moyne College - July 1, 2014

Starting Tuesday, July 1st at Le Moyne College, tobacco use will only be allowed in designated areas in parking lot's AA, C, D, E, G and K. A map can be found by clicking Here.

CofC tobacco-free policy starts Tuesday
ABC NEWS 4 - July 1, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The air is clearing at the College of Charleston as an anti-tobacco policy starts Tuesday. The tobacco-free campus policy was started as a student initiative a few years back and was officially adopted in October 2013. Tobacco products included in the policy are cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, and electronic cigarettes, among others. Reaction on campus is mixed to the new no-puff rules.

New 'tobacco free' policy isn't a breath of fresh air for everyone at CofC
WCSC Television - July 1, 2014

Chief of staff at College of Charleston Brian McGee says going tobacco free is an international trend, and it's something the College is trying to be consistent with. "I think we have a wonderful opportunity here to encourage healthy lifestyles for our ...

CMU's plans to become tobacco-free take effect
The Oakland Press - July 1, 2014

Central Michigan University's plans to become tobacco-free as part of an effort to improve the health and well-being of students and employees are taking effect.

Tufts to re-establish president's cabinet
LSU The Reveille June 30, 2014

Tufts and Lambert said the tobacco-free policy, which will be officially implemented in August, is a good example of something the cabinet can discuss.

UPMC to begin smoke-free shifts Tuesday
WPXI Pittsburgh - June 30, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, UPMC will ask employees, students and volunteers to be smoke and tobacco-free during their entire shift. Officials stressed that UPMC is not asking employees to quit smoking, only to ... is evidence of danger from second-hand smoke, and even 'third-hand' smoke.

All thumbs
Cecil Whig - June 27, 2014

Thumbs up: To West Cecil Health Center for joining a growing number of Cecil County entities choosing to go not only smoke-free, but tobacco-free. In an announcement from the medical facility, officials said tobacco use of any kind smoked, chewed or vaporized in the increasingly popular e-cigarettes will be prohibited on the campus starting Aug 1. Cecil College announced late this spring that all campuses would be tobacco free as of Aug. 23. While we must recognize the rights of smokers, such tobacco-free policies increase awareness of cessation programs and health issues related to tobacco use.

VU amends merit pay raise policy
The Daily Record - June 26, 2014

In other action, the Board approved an amendment to VU's Tobacco Policy that treats the use of electronic-cigarettes identically to tobacco use, restricting use to only designated areas. Provost Chuck Johnson said the amendment is similar to action approved by the University of Southern Indiana. He said it would "aid the overall enforcement of the policy."

U community split over upcoming tobacco-free policy
Minnesota Daily - June 25, 2014

After years of debate and discussion, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will prohibit smoking and tobacco use on campus beginning July 1. The new policy will ban smoking, selling, free distributing and advertising tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on University property, a move officials say will make the campus environment healthier. But some still question just how the University will enforce the ban and how it could affect the campus community.

Students question SIUE smoking ban
KSDK - June 23, 2014

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Southern Illinois University's Edwardsville campus is to be smoke-free in a year, but some students don't think that's fair.

About town - UTTC Wellness Circle
Bismarck Tribune - June 22, 2014

The United Tribes Technical College Wellness Circle has been selected to receive the Public Health Team of the Year Award from the North Dakota Public Health Association. The association singled out the groups work in establishing United Tribes as a tobacco-free college campus. The UTTC Wellness Circle guided implementation of a policy banning tobacco products and tobacco use from the campus for all purposes but Native American ceremonies. It is the first tribal college in North Dakota to go tobacco-free.

OU on track to become tobacco-free in 2015
The Athens Messenger - June 21, 2014

Ohio University is on track to become a tobacco-free campus beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. According to a memo provided in the OU Board of Trustees June 27 meeting materials, OU Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi states that the university embarked on a three-year goal to become a smoke and tobacco-free campus last summer. During the past academic year, OU put together an implementation team comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members to oversee the transition.

Columbus State to ban tobacco use on campus
Columbus Dispatch - June 21, 2014

Columbus State Community College plans to ban tobacco use across its campus next year, joining about 20 other Ohio colleges with similar prohibitions.

Student leaders hope to change smoke-free campus law for SIUE
Belleville News Democrat - June 21, 2014

By next summer, all of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will be a non-smoking zone - but some students are hoping to prevent that, and they question whether people will even comply.

7 things to know about possible UCF boutique hotel deal
The Buzz, Orlando Business Journal - June 20, 2014

Question: Will the hotel be all non-smoking rooms? Answer: Yes, and the site must be a smoke-free site as well, like the university itself.

Ban of e-cigarettes among FCC policy changes
Frederick News Post (subscription) - June 19, 2014

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are now off-limits for those looking to smoke at Frederick Community College, after the board of trustees voted Wednesday to revise policies governing student and staff conduct. Tobacco is now defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, cigarillos, hookah products and several forms of oral tobacco. Use of those products is banned on all college property other than parking lots. The schools smoking policy applies to all students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Staff and students at CCU prepare for launch of tobacco-free policy
Myrtle Beach Sun News - June 19, 2014

Coastal Carolina University is gearing up for the official launch of its tobacco-free initiative Aug. 1, but the new policy began changing lives soon after it was announced in January. At least 1,343 U.S. colleges and universities have 100 percent smoke-free campuses, and 925 of those 100 percent tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation. The foundation lists 22 smoke-free campuses in South Carolina, with the majority of those also tobacco-free. The University of South Carolina is on the smoke-free list but moved to tobacco-free status Jan. 1, while the College of Charleston, which is not on the list, will go tobacco-free July 1.

Motlow joins campuses that ban tobacco
The Daily News Journal - June 19, 2014

In less than two weeks, all Motlow College campuses will become tobacco- and smoke-free. Last month, college officials adopted a policy restricting the use of all forms of tobacco products, even smokeless electronic cigarettes, beginning July 1. The policy does allow the use of tobacco products in private vehicles.

Vernon College Make Tobacco Policy Official [VIDEO]
KFDX - June 18, 2014

For more than ten years, Vernon College has had no smoking signs up at all of its campuses but no official tobacco policy. Today, that changed. Vernon College's board of trustees met this morning to write up an official tobacco policy, which bans all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all of its campuses. They kept outside designated smoking areas on all campuses where smoker can light up.

Tobacco-free policy at UL the right step for student health
Advertisers June 18, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette should be commended for developing a campus-wide, tobacco-free policy that goes into effect Aug. 1. UL is one of 25 institutions of higher learning in the state going completely tobacco-free, Moore said. Out of about 1,300 campuses nationwide, about 925 have gone tobacco-free, said Aaron C. Martin, director of ULs Office of Communications, quoting statistics from the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation.

Statewide Campus Smoking Ban Considered
WNIJ and WNIU - June 17, 2014

Smoking could be banned at all of Illinois' public colleges under legislation passed by the General Assembly.

C-GCC to go smoke-free
The Register Star - June 17, 2014

Columbia-Greene Community College plans to limit smoking areas in 2014 and have a smoke-free campus by the start of the 2015 fall semester. The state is pushing all SUNY schools to become smoke-free campuses, he said. So, we plan to do it by fall of 2015. Well use 2014 as a year of education and preparation for faculty, staff, students and visitors about being smoke-free.

Local college campuses go smoke free
Houma Courier - June 16, 2014

Two of the three local college campus will be smoke free by Aug. 1 because a new state law mandates it. E-cigarettes are still allowed in outdoor areas at all three campuses for now, local officials said. ... At least 1,343 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke-free campus policies, according to the lobbying organization Americans for Non-Smokers Rights. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free, and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes. ...

Opinion: Smoke and Mirrors: Tobacco-free policy ignores deeper ...
LSU The Reveille - June 16, 2014

Students returning to LSU this fall will be greeted with bright, shiny new non-smoking signs and the always-helpful University police encouraging them to quit our ...

University facing tobacco-free future
LSU The Reveille - June 16, 2014

In August, the University will officially be a tobacco-free campus, pending LSU President F. King Alexanders signature. ...

Paine College Announces Campus Changes, Initiatives [VIDEO]
WJBF-TV - June 16, 2014

Augusta, GA - Paine College officials held press conference Monday morning to announce some changes and initiatives. Starting July 1st, Paine College will be a smoke-free campus. ...

Statewide Campus Smoking Ban Considered
WSIU - June 16, 2014

Smoking could be banned at all of Illinois' public colleges under legislation passed by the General Assembly.

MAC trustees approve College Park policy changes
Daily Journal Online - June 14, 2014

PARK HILLS Mineral Area College students residing on campus will be living under several new rules and regulations after the schools board of trustees approved changes to College Parks policies and procedures at its regular monthly meeting held this week on the main campus. In accordance with the schools new Smoke-Free Environment policy, residents will be informed that, as of Aug. 1, 2015, the campus is going completely tobacco free. This will include all forms of tobacco, including smoking, smokeless, e-cigarettes and any other innovative products allowing for tobacco consumption.

The Growing Debate Over E-Cigarettes On College Campuses
Uloop News - June 12, 2014

News just in: as of this month, Oberlin, Ohio has included e-cigarettes in its anti-smoking ban, which forbids puffing away in public places. Certainly, a group called Americans for Non-Smokers Rights calls for an outright ban on e-cigarettes, erring on the side of caution, it seems, as they concede that the ingredients of the vapor produced is largely unknown. The beauty of the device, personal experience tells me, is that you can dilute the nicotine by the smallest fraction (read: by an unnoticeable fraction) every day. It took months for me to go from full nicotine doses to zero, but I kept my goal intact. Eventually I went up to the seller at the kiosk in the local mall and waved bye-bye. So, I am an admitted fan of the things. ...

UTTC Wellness Circle Selected for Public Health Award
Insurance News Net - June 11, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D., June 10 -- United Tribes Technical College issued the following news release: The United Tribes Technical College Wellness Circle has been selected to receive the "Public Health Team of the Year Award" from the North Dakota Public Health Association.
The award recognizes a team that has worked collaboratively on a unique, creative, or outstanding public health effort in the past year. The association singled-out the group's work in establishing United Tribes as a tobacco-free college campus.

College of Charleston to Go Tobacco-Free
WTMA - June 11, 2014

The College of Charleston will be a tobacco-free campus starting July 1. The smoke-free rule prohibits cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookahs, and other devices. Signage will be seen across the campus and applies to employees, students, visitors, and guests.

Blowing smoke at the College of Charleston
Charleston Post Courier - June 11, 2014

Please note that the college has recently enacted a smoking ban, which means ... Yes, liberal politics and restricting the rights of others may not seem to jibe, but ...

SIUE will protect lives starting July 2015
The Alestle - June 11, 2014

This means no smoking outside of Peck Hall, in the comfort of the soft grass of the ... such as mandatory seatbelt laws or even the recent law banning drivers from ... But these laws have saved many lives, and this smoking ban will have the ...

University of Louisiana at Lafayette bans tobacco on campus
The Daily Advertiser - June 10, 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014. As of April, more than 1,300 U.S. universities are smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus.

Clean campus aim of policy change
Bayoubuzz - June 10, 2014

The ban on tobacco products stems from a state law that requires public colleges and universities to create and launch smoke-free policies by August. The law ...

College of Charleston Goes Tobacco-Free - June 10, 2014

The ban applies to all forms of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and ... said the college is considering asking the city to ban smoking on the public ...

Campus-wide tobacco ban goes too far
Las Cruces Sun-News - June 10, 2014

The policy at NMSU bans smoking indoors and within 25 feet of all entrances, ... It would ban all tobacco products, including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, ...

Regents convene in Anchorage UAA students offer testimony
UAA Northern Light - June 10, 2014

UAA Smoke-Free Task Force member Yesenia Camarena presented feedback her group has received in support of a smoking ban, as well as the results of an ...

CofC smokers have less than a month to light up on campus
ABC NEWS 4 - June 9, 2014

The tobacco ban includes the use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco. You can view the policy in full here. According to a statement on the CofC ...

Hot spots' remain despite University of Oregon's adoption of tobacco ...
Oregon Daily Emerald - June 8, 2014

Groups of students and staff are constantly finding new places to smoke, yet the ... a plan to inform campus of the perimeters of the ban and to increase its enforcement. ... and the country have begun looking at and implementing tobacco bans.

Eastern Kentucky goes tobacco free across entire campus, offers smoking cessation help
AP - Associated Press - June 7, 2014

Jack Rutherford is co-chair of the campus tobacco-ban task force. He told the Richmond Register changes on campus include banners and sandwich boards reminding people not to use tobacco products.

Friday wake-up: 3 things you need to know
Reno Gazette Journal - June 6, 2014

A smoking ban could go into effect next year on all of Nevada's public college, university and research campuses if the Nevada Board of Regents votes today to...

UD smoking ban goes into effect Aug. 1
Newark Post - June 6, 2014

A University of Delaware student-led initiative to ban smoking and the use of tobacco, including electronic cigarettes, on all UD property is set to go into effect ...

Louisiana Tech campus, facilities set to become tobacco-free
Shreveport Times - June 5, 2014

... State Legislative session which directs all public post-secondary educational institutions to develop smoke-free and/or tobacco-free policies for its campuses.

NMU goes tobacco free in August
North Wind Online - June 5, 2014

The policy bans all tobacco products defined by the American College Health ... “The committee stays in place to work on publicity, smoking and enforcement ...

Letter: Tobacco should not be glorified
The Daily Tar Heel - June 4, 2014

The UNC Smoke-Free expansion and the Orange County Smoke-Free Public Places Rule are policies to protect the health of all Orange County residents.

Clearing the air on tobacco policy a year later
Times Milwaukee (subscription) - June 3, 2014

Last summer the awareness of a tobacco-free campus was mentioned in the MATC Times. Within a year's time the policy was put in place throughout all MATC ...

UTSA Goes Tobacco-Free
TWC News - June 2, 2014

But for some of those sticking around during the summer, the ban might actually ... Over the last year, the university has restricted smoking to a few designated ...

E-Cigarettes Subject to same Rules as Regular Cigs on SOU Campus
KAJO - June 2, 2014

Southern Oregon University is banning the use of electronic cigarettes in all campus ... went completely smoke-free in 2012, and e-cigarettes are included in the ban. Oregon State and Eastern Oregon University also have campus-wide bans ...

5 ways NJ's on-campus smoking ban is gaining traction
Muckgers - June 2, 2014

On May 8th, the New Jersey State Assembly Higher Education Committee advanced a bill that would ban smoking on all New Jersey college campuses. Here at ...

Monday News Roundup: Candidates Plan Last-Minute Campaign ...
KUNM - June 2, 2014

A ban on tobacco use at New Mexico State University is expected to take effect in ... Currently, smoking is banned indoors or within 25 feet of entrances, exits, ...

E-Cigs included in new "No Smoking Policy" at Motlow in Smyrna
Wgnsradio - June 1, 2014

All Motlow College campuses will become “tobacco-free / no-smoking” beginning July 1, 2014, college officials recently announced. Motlow has campuses in ...

Florida Atlantic to Become a Tobacco-Free University
The Pineapple Newspaper - May 30, 2014

Since one-fifth of adult smokers begin using tobacco products after age 18, FAU has an opportunity to help promote a healthier alternative. Smoking bans have ...

Eastern Kentucky University Goes Tobacco-Free
WEKU - May 30, 2014

Eastern Kentucky University is about to become tobacco-free system wide. Eastern's main campus in Richmond and extended sites in Corbin, Danville, and ...

The Take: UTSA says no to smoking and the feds deliver bad ...
San Antonio Business Journal (blog) - May 29, 2014

The University of Texas at San Antonio will go completely dark on June 1 when it officially becomes a tobacco-free and smoke-free facility following a one-year ...

Motlow College to become tobacco-free July 1
Tullahoma News and Guardian - May 29, 2014

... products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as smokeless electronic cigarettes and other similar devices.

EKU Goes Tobacco Free
WMKY - May 29, 2014

That includes electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, all of that on the campus," said Rutherford. Rutherford says tobacco-free ambassadors will walk the ...

Wednesday wake-up: 3 things you need to know
Reno Gazette Journal - May 28, 2014

A smoking ban could go into effect next year on all of Nevada's public college, university and research campuses if the Nevada Board of Regents votes Friday to ...

Regents to consider smoke-free campuses in Nevada
Reno Gazette-Journal - May 28, 2014

A smoking ban could go into effect next year on all of Nevada's public college, university and research campuses if the Nevada Board of Regents votes Friday to pursue it. If approved, the tobacco ban would affect the Nevada System of Higher Education's seven academic campuses and the Desert Research Institute, as well as any off-campus facilities that are part of the system. In January, the University of Nevada, Reno announced its plan to ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from its campus and off-campus facilities and lands starting in Aug. 2015

Stetson trustees OK budget, strategic plan
Orlando Business Journal - May 22, 2014

Smoking is already prohibited in buildings on Stetson campuses, and the new plan prohibits smoking in outdoor areas, as well as placing a ban on all tobacco ...

Cheers to UMass for smoking ban - May 20, 2014

I am writing this letter to congratulate the committee of faculty, staff, and students at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who recommended that their campus ...

Hawaii State Hospital plagued with security issues [VIDEO]
KHON2 - May 19, 2014

Just outside the hospital wings, residential care homes are rented by recently discharged patients on conditional release. They have much more freedom to come and go, including a well-worn path from the non-smoking hospital grounds to one of Windward Community Colleges designated smoking areas. College officials said they are thinking about making the whole place smoke-free anyway, telling KHON2 in a statement: Windward Community College currently is in the process of considering a transition to a smoke-free campus with the projected goal of removing all Designated Smoking Areas on our campus.

ATU Trustees Approve Tuition Hike, Ban E-Cigarettes
Times Record - May 17, 2014

Arkansas Tech University trustees this week approved a budget, tuition and fee increases, banned electronic cigarettes on ATU property and continued a ban on ...

Academic year in review
Diamondback - May 15, 2014

Though some of last year's goals remained unfulfilled — notably, effectively enforcing the campus smoking ban and mandating sexual assault prevention ...

E-cigarettes spark UCC smoking policy reform
The Mainstream Online - May 14, 2014

The College Council will be updating the campus smoking policy to include e-cigarettes. Inconsistencies within the tobacco free campus administrative ...

Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - vs. #24 Arkansas - May 14, 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 ...

Wayne State University considers move to make campus smoke-free
WXYZ - May 14, 2014

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Smoking restrictions are currently in place at Wayne State University but the school ... Busby is opposed to the outright ban on tobacco use.

FAU To Become Tobacco-Free University
The Boca Raton Tribune - May 14, 2014

FAU will become the 24th university in Florida to implement a smoking or ... Smoking bans have decreased smoking prevalence and the amount smoked by ...

Wayne State Could Soon Become Smoke-Free Campus
CBS Local - May 14, 2014

Cigarettes might soon be a thing of the past at the Detroit campus of Wayne State University. A presidential task force is exploring the possibilities of turning Wayne State into a fully smoke-free campus. The 11-member group, made up of students, faculty and staff, started doing research in March, talking with students, observing behavior patterns and reviewing best practices from other smoke-free universities. Wayne States current smoking policy prohibits smoking in any university building and within 25 feet of any entrance or exit. However, concerns have been raised that the current policy is not being followed.

Designated Smoking Locations To Go Into Effect July 1
Bwog - May 12, 2014

A statement sent out by Columbia cleared up some of the details of the USenate smoking ban talked about at the last meeting, stating that the smoking areas seen on the map will go into effect on July 1. Notably, one of the areas is in front of Butler, so studiers stepping outside for a breath of fresh air will still be greeted by a smoky slap in the face...

Semester in review: campus news & sports
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - May 12, 2014

UH M noas smoking ban was put to a halt after the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly filed a complaint, saying UH administration failed to consult or negotiate with the union over subjects that are within the scope of bargaining under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 89. The smoking ban was originally scheduled to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, and would prohibit smoking and tobacco use on campus.

LSU could go tobacco-free in fall 2014: report
The Times-Picayune - May 12, 2014

An LSU policy committee is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would make LSU's Baton Rouge campus tobacco-free as early as Aug. 1, nearly three weeks before students begin their fall 2014 semester, according to Business Report.

The Record: Campus smoking - May 12, 2014

The new proposed ban would include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip and anything else with tobacco on any part of ...

Poll: Should NJ ban outdoor tobacco use on college campuses?
The Star-Ledger - May 11, 2014

So would electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and dip. Those caught violating the ban would be fined $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense, and ...

A smoke-free campus protects the health of all, but frustrates some
Borderzine - May 8, 2014

After 100 years the cloud of tobacco smoke at UTEP is lifting. UTEP banned the use of all tobacco products from university property on February 20. Notifications for the major ... “Why not ban fast food as well? If health is the real concern, ...

Smoke-Free College Campuses?
NBC 10 Philadelphia - May 8, 2014

The bill would amend the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act to prohibit smoking in and around any facility, building or grounds of all public or private institutions of ...

Take the 'Community Matters 20/20' survey and help analyze health ... - May 9, 2014

Local colleges and universities have prohibited the distribution of tobacco ... Jefferson County has adopted "SmartCode" zoning to promote development that is ...

Stockton students, staff in favor of bill banning tobacco use at NJ ...
Press of Atlantic City - May 8, 2014

A new bill just released by an Assembly committee would ban tobacco use at all ... A bill that would prohibit smoking at New Jersey public and private colleges ...

Bills to ban smoking on campuses, beaches are progress: Editorial - May 8, 2014

Belmar wasn't willing to wait for New Jersey to ban smoking on all the state's beaches, so this week the popular tourist resort acted alone. Smokers now face ...

NJ College Smoking Ban Bill Advances
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio - May 8, 2014

Assembly Democrat Celeste Riley, a bill sponsor, saying expanding the smoking ban to campuses makes sense both health-wise and from a fiscal standpoint.

NJ Bill Wants To Ban Smoking, Including E-Cigs, On All NJ ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

According to the Star-Ledger, "Advocates said the bill would give New Jersey the strictest college campus smoking ban in the nation... Fines for ... Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights has a list of all the schools without smoking on campus (PDF); interestingly, NYU Is one of them, as is Barnard (but not Columbia). As it happens, vapers will be protesting the ban on e-cigs in parks this weekend.

New UNR residence hall scheduled to open in 2015
Reno Gazette-Journal - May 8, 2014

“And that will dovetail into the campus going smoke-free that same year.” Features of the new residence hall. • Five-stories, 400 beds. ...

NJ Bill Wants To Ban Smoking, Including E-Cigs, On All NJ ...
Gothamist - May 8, 2014

According to the Star-Ledger, "Advocates said the bill would give New Jersey the strictest college campus smoking ban in the nation... Fines for ... Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights has a list of all the schools without smoking on campus (PDF); interestingly, NYU Is one of them, as is Barnard (but not Columbia). As it happens, vapers will be protesting the ban on e-cigs in parks this weekend...

Tobacco use on all NJ college campuses would be banned under ...
The Star-Ledger - May 8, 2014

TRENTON — Smoking would be banned on all New Jersey college campuses under a bill set for ... NJ Assembly votes to ban smoking at all parks and beaches.

Student Senate may seek smoke-free campus
The Knox Student - May 7, 2014

“Obviously secondhand smoke is an issue, but a huge move in the ... “I don't believe in an all-out ban, but I think that specified smoking areas could be beneficial ...

Students vote for a smoke-free campus
Western Front - May 6, 2014

Sixty-six percent of students voted in favor of a smoke-free campus in the Associated Students elections Friday, May 2, said Carly Roberts, AS president. With the majority of students favoring a smoke-free campus, AS now has a clear view of what students want and will use that information to advocate policies that will help to establish Western as a smoke-free campus in the future, she said. While the students have voted on this decision, there have been no official decisions regarding a smoke-free campus, she said. The current policy states that smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed inside of academic or residential buildings and must be kept 25-feet away from building entrances, exits and vents, said Sue Sullivan, director of environmental health and safety. Students can smoke on walkways unless they are in an enclosed walkway, such as the Fairhaven tunnel, she said.

New policy bans indoor e-cig use
Fourth Estate Newspaper - May 6, 2014

UW-Green Bay updated its smoking policy April 28 to include e-cigarettes. In doing so, it joins several other UW-System schools such as UW-La Crosse and UW-Superior...

UMass Dartmouth committee recommends smoke-free campus by ... - May 6, 2014

DARTMOUTH UMass Dartmouth could become a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus as of June 1, 2015. That would mean no smokes or e-cigarettes on the 710-acre property.

It's official: UMass Lowell going smoke-free
The Sun - May 6, 2014

LOWELL -- UMass Lowell will be a smoke- and tobacco-free campus this fall as ... The university's current policy restricts smoking from within 25 feet of campus ...

Cecil College to ban tobacco use on campuses this fall
Cecil Whig - May 6, 2014

NORTH EAST Cecil College will start the fall semester as a tobacco-free campus in August after approving a new policy. The college's board of trustees unanimously approved the resolution last week, which will axe the school's current smoking designated areas and prohibit tobacco use of any kind cigarette, cigar, pipe, smokeless or electronic cigarette on college-owned or leased property. That policy would go as far as

USciences Quits Tobacco Cold Turkey: Now a Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus
Newswise (press release) - May 5, 2014

Newswise In a move towards improving the health of its community, University of the Sciences announced it is officially a smoke and tobacco-free campus as of Thursday, May 1, 2014. With this new policy in place, the University joins a growing list of other colleges and universities who have made a commitment to banning smoke and/or tobacco products on campus. The policywhich is in support of Philadelphia law 050063-A and comes on the heels of the Citys announcement on April 29, 2014, to ban smoking in public parksis currently posted at prohibiting smoking in personal vehicles while in a campus parking lot.

Number of smoke-free college campuses triples as US accelerates anti-tobacco push
Environment & Energy Publishing- May 2, 2014

Louisiana colleges are joining the more than 1,343 college and university campuses that have banned smoking and/or tobacco use as of April 29, up from 446 in 2010 "If the campus goes through the process properly and there are stories in the newspaper, there is information in either staff newsletters or paycheck stuffers, and there's communication about the policy as it's being developed," then implementation is usually smooth as long as there's a phase-in date, said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which keeps track of the number of colleges that have banned campus smoking or tobacco use.

Student vote favors smoking ban
Columbia Daily Tribune - May 3, 2014

Missouri Southern students voted for a tobacco-free campus but narrowly rejected a new fee to fund athletics and recreation. Students supported a plan to ban smoking, tobacco and electronic cigarettes on campus by a vote of 401-159. The result of the two-day vote is mostly symbolic because the Student Senate is only an advisory group to university administrators, The Joplin Globe reported Thursday.

MSU students approve tobacco-free campus, nix athletics fee
KSDK - May 2, 2014

The Joplin Globe reports students supported a plan to ban smoking, tobacco and electronic cigarettes on campus by a vote of 401-159. Smoking and tobacco ...

Campus may be tobacco free in fall
LSU The Reveille - May 2, 2014

Student Government continues talks of potentially banning all tobacco on campus. In a poll, approximately 60% of students voted not in favor of the ban.

Possible smoking ban stirs debate
Murray State News - May 2, 2014

D.J. Irvine, senior from Paducah, Ky., said he thinks a smoking ban on campus would ... “I don't have a problem with smoking bans when it comes to indoors, but ...

Number of smoke-free college campuses triples as US accelerates ...
Environment & Energy Publishing - May 2, 2014

College grad Jonathan Allen helped lead efforts to ban smoking on his Louisiana campus. ... of the number of colleges that have banned campus smoking or tobacco use. ... Bobby Jindal (R) signed a law mandating that by August this year, public ... Philip Morris, has not taken a stand specifically on college campus bans.

RHA hosts 2014 Joint Session with seven other student governments
The Maneater - May 1, 2014

Chaffin spoke on behalf of Resolution II, which encouraged further enforcement by the university on the campus-wide smoking ban, Smoke Free Mizzou.

Knapp, public health dean join panels at Milken Institute conference
GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog) - May 1, 2014

... addressed a panel about ways to make businesses healthier, such as creating smoke-free campuses and providing healthy food in cafeterias and at meetings ...

Sound Off for Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Morning Sun - May 1, 2014

I cannot wait until Central Michigan University goes smoke-free on July 1 so I will no longer have to have smoke coming in my windows at work. Mt. Pleasant.

Staff Editorial: Opposing the Unopposed
Foghorn Online - May 1, 2014

... calling for USF to ban smoking on campus., that earned 67% approval in this election. This could lead to smoking being banned on the entire USF campus.

E-cigarettes banned on campus | Chips – May 1, 2014

14 hours ago - Luther College has been a smoke-free campus for several years, and ... updated with a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).

UW-P joins Colleges Against Cancer
Exponent - May 1, 2014

Colleges Against Cancer has various future goals: start advocating for a smoke-free campus, become more active with cancer-fighting events on campus, work ...

Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - vs. #9 Vanderbilt – April 30, 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 ...

MSSU students support ban on smoking, nix athletics fee
Joplin Globe – April 30, 2014

After two days of voting, students at Missouri Southern State University overwhelmingly said they support making the campus a tobacco-free zone, but they ...

Potential smoking ban sparks mixed reviews from students
Chargerbulletin - April 30, 2014

The University of New Haven may be the next university to join the smoke-free/tobacco-free campus trend sweeping the nation. The push for smoke-free/tobacco-free campuses is a growing national movement. A 2013 report from the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights showed that almost 20 college campuses in Massachusetts were entirely smoke-free, including all four campuses of Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Harvard. A full list released by the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in January 2014 showed that there are at least 1,182 smoke-free campuses nationwide. Of these, 811 are also 100 percent tobacco-free. Quinnipiacs North Haven Campus is the only college campus in Connecticut that has a 100 percent smoke-free/tobacco-free policy in place at this time. ...

A Letter to UNH, who is proposing a tobacco ban
Chargerbulletin - April 30, 2014

The idea to make campus a tobacco free place was most likely done in good faith with the intention of making the campus a healthier place. However, this ...

Compromise on the smoking ban
Chargerbulletin - April 30, 2014

Smoking is disgusting. I think it is one of the biggest turn offs and nothing good comes from it. This is just an opinion. Thousands of people still smoke whether ...

Committee works to 'clear the air'
Vermont Cynic - April 30, 2014

A recent town hall-style meeting led by the Tobacco Free Steering committee April 23 allowed UVM students, staff and community members to voice their ...

University takes next step in smoking policy
SHSU Houstonian Online - April 29, 2014

Sam Houston State University is taking the next step of enforcement to its tobacco-free policy after adopting it in 2012. According to Scott Dolezal, Custodial and ...

Smoking Ban Proposed on All Rhode Island Campuses
WLNE-TV (ABC6) - April 29, 2014

... tobacco is the number one cause leading, preventable cause of death, disability and disease," said Katrina Holyoak Wood, of Tobacco Free Rhode Island.

New Smoking Policy Debated
New University Online - April 29, 2014

According to Schonfeld, the university can only restrict a person's basic right to ... Not only is the prohibition of smoking an illegal act, but it is not going to stop ...

Symposium aims for smoke-free college campuses
Providence Eyewitness News - April 28, 2014

A symposium set for Monday, co-hosted by the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Program, will bring together both experts and activists. Advocates say the number of campuses going tobacco-free has grown to nearly 1,200 in recent years. Among those lined up to attend are state health chief Dr. Michael Fine and the dean of Brown Universitys medical school.

Administration faces challenges in implementation of tobacco-free ... - April 28, 2014

While a new tobacco-free policy is set to take effect in fall 2015, Sacramento State faces challenges in the early planning and development of a comprehensive policy. Under the new policy all types of smoking could be banned, including smoke-free devices such as e-cigarettes. Kepley said although an official decision has not been made on e-cigarettes, the university will likely ban them.

Pass/Fail: Safe Passage expansion, anti-smoking bill
Northern Star Online - April 27, 2014

The Illinois Senate is awaiting a final vote in May for the Smoke-Free Campus Act, which would ban tobacco smoking completely on any state public college ...

SUNY Oswego goes smoke free, tobacco free
Valley News (blog) - April 26, 2014

SUNY Oswego will go smoke free and tobacco free everywhere on its premises ... effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, and environmental impacts.

University fails to meet "Well-Ahead" standards
LSU The Reveille - April 25, 2014

...Act 211, passed by the state legislature, mandates the University have a smoke-free policy in place by August of this year. It is currently undecided, however, ...

Student body prepares to vote on key issues
Chart (subscription) - April 25, 2014

On April 29-30, Southern students will let their voices be heard by voting on two key issues: the campus-wide smoking ban and the controversial ROAR Fund. ...

Smoking ban ultimately does more harm than good
Northwest Missourian - April 24, 2014

As of Aug. 1, 2010, the smoking ban went into effect here at Northwest. This policy prohibits smoking on all University-owned or leased property and in all ...

UPUA Confirms Executive Board, Despite Robert's Rules
Onward State - April 24, 2014

LaSalle was there to discuss the ongoing debate with the smoke-free campus ... has said the university would save $200,000 by banning cigarettes on campus, ...

UVM Aims to Ban Tobacco Use and Curb Public Health Risk
University of Vermont - April 23, 2014

Recognizing nicotine addiction as a significant public health issue, the University of Vermont is moving toward becoming a tobacco-free campus, with a target date of Jan. 1, 2015.

Smoking at Swarthmore
Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online – April 24, 2014

Because smoking is so observable, by smokers and non-smokers alike, smokers on campus are easily identifiable. Daily, smokers unite around a common ...

Students push to ban smoking on campus
KETV/ - April 24, 2014

Hundreds of students are pushing to outlaw any smoking, including e-cigarettes, across the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus after a two-alarm dorm fire was sparked by a cigarette in February. ...

University-wide tobacco ban lingers in 'educational' phase
NKU The Northerner Online - April 23, 2014

University administrators are not yet enforcing the tobacco ban. ... But smoking and tobacco aren't the only things banned from campus; the policy also prohibits ...

37th Annual Slush Cup at Alyeska Resort
UAA Northern Light - April 23, 2014

... UAA than many would think & should be taken seriously in relation to smoking. ... blanket ban is not a solution, and the rights of smokers should be respected.

Why lighting up may soon be illegal at NIU
Northern Star Online - April 23, 2014

A bill awaiting a final vote in May from the Illinois Senate would ban the smoking of tobacco at the states public universities and community colleges. If passed, SB2202, or the Smoke-Free Campus Act, will prohibit smoking outside ... windows and ventilation intakes, according to a memorandum posted Dec. ...

Residence hall marijuana policy long overdue for overhaul
Purdue Exponent - April 23, 2014

So why does Purdue still want to treat you like a criminal and boot you from the dorms for smoking marijuana? Thats the big question on campus this week, and its one Purdues administration isnt addressing just yet but must.

Eastern Ky. University to be tobacco-free
WKRC TV Cincinnati - April 23, 2014

The tobacco-free policy, which replaces the smoke-free zone policy that had been in effect since 2006, covers all Eastern facilities and grounds. It also prohibits ...

Lack of e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014

TCC needs to define a policy for electronic cigarettes so students, faculty and police have a set of rules to follow and enforce.

Tobacco Free Campaign
SUNY Oswego - April 22, 2014

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley announced on April 22 that the college will become smoke free and tobacco free on Jan. 1, 2015.

New SGOCC senators elected
Coast Report - April 22, 2014

Boyle said he is personally against a much discussed smoking ban because the school ... If someone comes in to propose something like banning smoking for ...

Electronic cigarettes spur local businesses
Diamondback Online - April 22, 2014

Since the University System of Maryland-wide smoking ban went into effect in July, ... The state banned minors from purchasing e-cigarettes in 2012, and a state ...

Only YOU Can Prevent Bobst Smokers (If You Apply For This Weird ...
NYU Local - April 22, 2014

NYU began banning smoking within 15 feet of a school building in Fall 2010. Responses to the ban were “overwhelmingly positive,” university spokesperson ...

Lack of e-cig policy frustrating, unjust
The Collegian - April 22, 2014

Nonsmokers should not have to deal with the worry of secondhand smoke causing health issues while sitting in class. Asking students, faculty and staff to walk to ...

Tobacco ban: Is it working?
Stoutonia - April 22, 2014

Originally, the smoking ban didn't pass unanimously in the Stout Student Association. However, the majority approved the decision and along with the ban was ...

Eastern Ky. University to be Tobacco-free Campus
WZTV - April 21, 2014

The tobacco-free policy, which replaces the smoke-free zone policy that had been in effect since 2006, covers all Eastern facilities and grounds. It also prohibits ...

Proposal introduced to make CSU smoke-free
Spartan Daily - April 21, 2014

Smoking on campus may soon be a thing of the past at all California State ... and San Francisco (among others) that have implemented smoking bans,” Nance said in ... and the student health center found there was general support for the ban. ... energy efficiency and relaxation inducing landscape as it might with banning ...

Clemson University considers tobacco ban
Spartanburg Herald Journal - April 21, 2014

The policy would ban smoking, dipping, chewing and e-cigarettes. Outgoing Faculty Senate President Kelly Smith says faculty members generally support the ...

Clemson University considers tobacco ban
The Herald | April 19, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. The chairman of Clemson University's Board of Trustees says a task force is discussing a policy that would ban the use of all tobacco products, inside or outdoors. The Greenville News reported ( that trustees' Chairman David Wilkins says a task force is considering whether to present such a policy to the board. The policy would ban smoking, dipping, chewing and e-cigarettes.

EKU to be tobacco-free ($$)
messenger-inquirer - April 21, 2014

Eastern Kentucky University's Board of Regents has approved a tobacco-free campus policy. The Richmond Register reported that effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.

EKU Students React To Plans For Tobacco-Free Campus
WTVQ - April 20, 2014

A big change is coming June 1st to Eastern Kentucky University. Teachers, faculty, staff, students will no longer be able to smoke on campus...

Nebraska's first tobacco-free campus, four years later
Lexington Clipper Herald - April 19, 2014

Just over four years ago, Mid-Plains Community College became the first public post-secondary institution in Nebraska to enact a policy declaring that all of their college campuses would be entirely tobacco-free. With the introduction of electronic cigarettes, MPCC's Tobacco-Free Campus policy was expanded in February 2014 to include all types of electronic cigarettes ...

Bill to stomp out smoking on campuses
The Daily Eastern News-Eastern Illinois Universty Paper - April 18, 2014

The Smoke Free Campus Act would prohibit smoking on campuses effective July 1, including offices, residences halls and outdoor areas. However, areas such as enclosed laboratories not open to the public, where smoking is necessary for medical or ...

Mizzou Baseball Fan Primer - vs. #22 Mississippi State - April 18, 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 ...

Community college proposes 2014-15 budget of $9.4 million ...
Newport News Times - April 17, 2014

Community college proposes 2014-15 budget of $9.4 million -- College board also approves new tobacco free policy. ...

Goodbye, Tobacco
The North Wind (Northern Michigan University - April 17, 2014

Patrick Reynolds, son of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the second largest to­bacco company in the U.S., reso­nate. He spoke on campus Tuesday, April 8, and praised NMU’s new tobacco-free policy. In the fall, NMU will join 24 other colleges or universities ...

Marshall celebrates Kick Butts Day
MU The Parthenon - April 17, 2014

In celebration of Marshall University's first full year as a tobacco-free campus, the Student Government Association hosted MU Kick Butts Day on the Memorial ...

Student initiative for smoke-free campus goes live
University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News - April 16, 2014

“I like being able to smoke on campus,” Brennan, a sophomore majoring in ... designated smoking areas, making Pitt completely smoke-free or banning all ... body of public institutions of higher learning in Georgia, will enact a ban on smoking, ...

Top 5: Improve commuter parking, WiFi over break
Northern Star Online - April 17, 2014

If the measure passes, all public college and universities in Illinois will be required to make their campuses non-smoking by July 1. If the bill isn't approved, the ...

SIU possibly facing deeper budget, job cuts
The Southern - April 17, 2014

The board also agreed to delay the implementation of the campus-wide ban on smoking, set to go into effect July 1, until the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, which ..

University Senate evaluates marijuana policy shift
Diamondback Online - April 16, 2014

The SSDP proposal does not aim to allow students to smoke marijuana in dorms or other places that would violate the smoking ban, Hellwich said. She noted ...

Smoking ban creates opposition
Vermont Cynic - April 15, 2014

The smoke will soon be clearing from the corners of campus due to the recent progression of UVMs smoke-free initiative. Im indifferent on the matter, but I can imagine that theres going to be quite a few disgruntled smokers when that ban comes into play next year, sophomore Abigail Earle said. The Universitys current goal is for campus to be fully tobacco-free by Jan. 1, 2015, according to their website.

Despite signage, UK is not a tobacco free campus
UK The Kentucky Kernel - April 15, 2014

When UKs campus-wide tobacco ban went into effect in November of 2009, protesters voiced their disapproval by congregating on campus to smoke together. More than four years after, I often pass noncompliant individuals continuing to harm themselves, their friends and the local environment by smoking on campus. The American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation reported at the beginning of the year that there are 811 colleges and universities with tobacco free policies. However, a policy only makes a campus tobacco free in principle.

EKU's ban on tobacco extends to personal vehicles on school property
Lexington Herald Leader - April 15, 2014

... well as in all personal vehicles while they are on the Eastern campus. The new policy replaces the "smoke free zone" plan EKU has had in effect since 2006.

Student group wants E-cigs banned
Bayoubuzz - April 15, 2014

Regardless of whether the decision comes down to make LSUs campus smoke-free, tobacco-free or somewhere in between, electronic cigarettes may well be placed under the same on-campus restrictions as its traditional counterparts.

Students vote to move forward with a smoke free campus
UAA Northern Light - April 15, 2014

Students voted last week to move forward with a proposal that would make the University of Alaska Anchorage a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The referendum passed the preliminary election results by earning 719 votes in support of the initiative, and 628 votes against the initiative. This means, 51.6 percent of students who voted supported a smoke-free campus, while 45 percent of students do not support the smoke-free initiative.

Statewide smoking ban for public universities and community colleges passes Illinois House
Daily Illini - April 15, 2014

The Illinois House of Representatives voted 67-44 on April 2 to pass the Smoke-Free Campus Act, a bill that would ban smoking at all public universities and community colleges across the state. While the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois and 13 other Illinois colleges already follow this policy, the bill requires all other universities and community colleges to craft their own enforcement policies. The bill, SB 2202, is currently awaiting a vote in the Senate, where it has support and opposition from both sides of the political spectrum.

This smoking debate is insane
UAA Northern Light - April 15, 2014

Okay, so lets talk about the smoking thing. On one end, the Smoke-Free UAA campaign wants to end smoking on campus, leading to a healthier atmosphere for UAA. On the other, we have smokers who claim that being unable to smoke on campus is an infringement on their rights.

This is the will of the people - University of Toledo bans tobacco use
Norwalk Reflector - April 15, 2014

Smoking is now off limits at the University of Toledo. The universitys board of trustees voted unanimously on Monday to ban all tobacco use on all UT campuses. The ban applies to tobacco, smokeless tobacco, snuff, and electronic cigarettes. The ban wont take immediate effect, President Lloyd Jacobs said, as it will take some time to develop how to implement the tobacco prohibition.

Ohio State sets boundaries on tobacco ban
OSU - The Lantern - April 14, 2014

Ohio State students, staff and faculty officially have boundaries for where they can get their tobacco fix. The universitys tobacco-free policy, which went into effect Jan. 1, was recently updated to include a map showing the boundaries of where exactly the tobacco-free policy applies.

EKU Board Of Regents Approves Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
LEX18 Lexington KY News - April 14, 2014

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents approved a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Monday. The use of all tobacco products on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by Eastern Kentucky University will be prohibited starting June 1. This new policy will prohibit the use of products in vehicles owned, leased or rented by the school as well as personal vehicles that are located on university property.

Regents approve smoke-free campus policy
Richmond Register - April 14, 2014

RICHMOND The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents on Monday approved a tobacco-free campus policy and set 2014-15 rates for tuition, housing ...

Banning Tobacco on Ga Campuses
Tiger's Roar - April 14, 2014

Tobacco use will be banned on Georgia public college campuses starting Oct. 1st. ... The ban will be applied to buildings and spaces owned, leased or used by ... SSU currently allows smoking on campus, but smokers have to be at least ...

UT bans smoking on main campus
Toledo Blade - April 14, 2014

The University off Toledo Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to ban all smoking on UT's main campus

DSC gives awards for safety responses
Daytona Beach News-Journal - April 14, 2014

Daytona State adopted a tobacco-free campus policy last summer. ... students and employees about the implementation of a tobacco-free campus policy, and ...

Students should be upset with the PSG system
Purdue Exponent - April 14, 2014

The recent smoking ban recommendation, as Caltrider reiterated through his campaign, was passed by PSG at almost the last minute with barely any student ...

Survey proposes a smoke–free campus
Western Courier (subscription) - April 11, 2014

It is finally happening. Western Illinois University has created a survey with the aim to make our campus tobacco free. More than a thousand college campuses in ...

Go right ahead, light up, Missouri Southern
Chart (subscription) - April 11, 2014

A proposal on the upcoming ballot puts forward the idea to make Missouri Southern a smoke-free, tobacco-free and vapor-free campus. This proposal would go ...

Smoke free GC
Colonnade (subscription) - April 10, 2014

On March 19, the Georgia Board of Regents voted create a policy to ban all tobacco ... “GC's present stance on tobacco is that smoking is only allowed in certain ...

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 (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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ... - 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 (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

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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 (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 ... 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 ... - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 | 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 - 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 (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 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 ( ) 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - - 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 ... - July 29, 2013

Last week, nearly 62 percent of readers responding to an 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 - - 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