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University of Alaska Board of Regents to consider broad tobacco ban on campuses

The draft proposal has a broad scope, banning almost any form of tobacco use on UA property. Smoking, dipping, chewing and “other assimilation of tobacco products” is banned, including items such as electronic cigarettes and water pipes.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Dec 7, 2014 17:58
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[Minnesota] Electronic Cigarettes Banned For Use In Minneapolis Stores, Offices and Restaurants

on Friday, the Minneapolis City Council passed new rules that banned the use of electronic cigarettes within indoor public places – such as eateries, schools and offices – says the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In fact, the state of Minnesota additionally cr
Inquisitr
added Dec 7, 2014 17:45
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An Hour Of Hookah Equals 100 Cigarettes, So Why Is It More Socially Acceptable?

"It was surprising to learn that college students, even when they were aware of the health dangers associated with hookah tobacco smoking at baseline, still went on to use a hookah for the first time," Dr. Jaime Sidani, senior research specialist in the
Medical Daily
added Dec 4, 2014 20:50
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[Pennsylvania] State tax lapse depletes research funding

Cutbacks in state funding in 2013 depleted a portion of Penn’s research funds — but while the chunk of lost funding is relatively small, it represents wider struggles in the hunt for research funding.
Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania)
added Dec 3, 2014 19:15
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[New York] COLGROVE: Tobacco's age restriction is ethically justified

This semester, some college students in New York City discovered that they could no longer purchase a pack of cigarettes... These “Tobacco 21” laws are an important step in fighting the aggressive epidemic caused by the uncaring tobacco industry.
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.)
added Dec 2, 2014 06:57
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[Kansas] KU group wants campus tobacco-free by fall 2015

As the Tobacco Free KU initiative pushes for a university policy change, it’s also working to get buy-in from students, faculty and staff. “Our ultimate goal is to create a culture change on campus,” said Ashley Hrabe, KU senior and founder of Breathe E
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Dec 2, 2014 06:46
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[California] Milpitas native's research on tobacco usage at San Jose leads to campus change

a directive Nov. 20 to make San Jose State a smoke- and tobacco-free place by Aug. 1, 2015. This directive was based on research and a survey that Milpitas High School class of 2009 graduate Isra Ahmad worked on as part of Campuses Organized & United fo
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 2, 2014 06:43
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[New Hampshire] Grant aims to help UNH extinguish cigarettes

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.
Foster's Democrat
added Dec 2, 2014 06:25
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[New Jersey] U. to review smoking policy amid national changes, community complaints

“Rights, Rules, Responsibilities” delineates the University’s 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 loca
Daily Princetonian
added Nov 25, 2014 10:08
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[California] RIOS: Separate designated vaping area

De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers as opposed to standard cigarettes... Those within the two social circles do not feel the need to separate from each other.
La Voz Weekly (De Anza College)
added Nov 22, 2014 16:21
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